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Wednesday night's match against Liverpool at the Parc des Princes was one of the most important of the season for Paris Saint-Germain, with their Champions League fate up in the air.

Liverpool now sit second in Group C - level on points with Napoli and one point ahead of PSG - so Jurgen Klopp's men will seal qualification to the next phase with a win tonight as long as Red Star also fail to beat Napoli in Italy. "It is not sportsmanlike behaviour", he said.

The containment option went out of the window after less than 15 minutes, though PSG's front men had to be satisfied with a supporting role. I don't want to say Paris didn't deserve and I don't expect help from a ref, I just expect him to calm all these things down. We did that, 45th minute, after somebody had to convince the ref [it was a penalty] and then it was clear.


Joe Gomez has shrugged off a minor injury to return to the back four, with Trent Alexander-Arnold surprisingly making way from the right-back slot. He is the nicest boy on this planet but he was close to getting red and you thought they were all in danger and that made it quite hard.

I had already 20 interviews after the game to explain it 20 times - and it still feels not good, of course.

In a separate interview with BT Sport, Klopp added: 'The start was like what we expected, it was very wild and intense and they took all the risks. "I don't feel it is such a big issue", he said. "If the ref lets that happen then we have to deal with it". But we lost because they scored two and we scored one and we didn't play well enough. You don't have to commit a lot of fouls, especially if you are 1-0 down. We need Anfield again, we need to create an atmosphere which is pretty special.


Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund ensured they will advance from Group A, and Porto won Group D with a game to spare with Schalke advancing as runner-up.

It proved to be another poor night for Liverpool on the road in the Champions League, as an insipid display means there's plenty of work to do at Anfield in their final game.

But for all their pressure they could not crack their opponents, who used every trick in the book to take time out of the game when they were wobbling, and it was the hosts who had the best chance with Alisson saving Marquinos' header.


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