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Paris St-Germain 2 Liverpool 1 – MATCH REPORTS

Andy Robertson

It was a miserable night at the Parc des Princes in Paris as Liverpool fell to a 2-1 defeat to Paris St-Germain.

Juan Bernat and Neymar fired PSG into a 2-0 lead during the first half, a half which Liverpool failed to dominate. James Milner pulled one back for the Reds by way of a penalty but it wasn’t enough on the night.

The result means that Liverpool need to beat Napoli at Anfield next month to have a chance of progressing in the competition. The Reds will have to secure a 1-0 victory against the Italians or win by two clear goals.

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Speaking after the game, Reds’ boss Jürgen Klopp said: “It’s not good, of course, it was an important game for us.

“I feared that the start would be like it was, when I saw the line-up, the approach they chose was full risk, especially in the beginning.

“They were quite intense to deal with. Alisson had two saves then they had the first goal. The second one was counter-attack and the second ball, this is a massive threat. The speed they have is not easy to defend.

“I always felt this game was still open and if we score one we are in the game again. We did that in the 45th minute after somebody, I don’t know exactly who, had to convince the ref [that it was a penalty].

“There were a lot of spaces which we saw from outside, but the boys didn’t see clearly on the pitch.

“We showed them at half-time and they responded well, they closed the last line in the centre, which was unbelievably open in the first half. That’s football, eh? Use the chance when you have it.

“Still we were in the game, we chased it with a lot of passion, but Paris was very passionate as well.

“We had two, three or four chances where we have to do much better with the decision. Robbo in the box, fantastic play and he hits the first player.

“There were little moments where with one quick decision we could have done better. That’s the reason we lost, they scored two and we scored one and in these moments our decision-making was not good enough.”

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