Another away loss!
PSG won the PSG way. Team Hollywood are through, Liverpool is not – yet.
PSG – 2
Liverpool – 1
Juan Bernat, Neymar, James Milner.
Parc des Princes.
Liverpool have not been great this season in Champions league, when playing away from home and the match against PSG was no different. Liverpool’s defense did not look ready for Neymar and Mbappe and were quickly behind after brilliance times two from their star men. I think Dejan Lovren looked out of his element and if we would be able to turn back time, Trent should have started on the right and Gomez in the center. Klopp placed Gomez on the right, because of his throw ins though. The second half was OK from Liverpool and they could have scored. They SHOULD have scored, but it didn’t happen and a 1-0 win or a comfortable win is needed against Napoli if Liverpool wants to go through to next stage.
Now doubt in my mind here. Sadio Mané was Liverpool’s start man against PSG. He attacked, he defended, he dribbled, he tackled, he got the penalty and with a greater Firmino – Liverpool would have scored one more. Sadio will be one of Liverpool’s star men against Napoli if he can keep performing like he did in this match.
Liverpool’s weak link in this match could have been more than one, but Wijnaldum gets it. Henderson was not better, but Wijnaldum looked nervous from the start and the early yellow destroyed his performance entirely. Liverpool were not good in general, but what I missed the most was the midfield. Milner can’t do it all alone.