PSG's antics made us look like butchers, says angry Jürgen Klopp

Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool shows his appreciation to the fans at the end of the Premier League match between Watford FC and Liverpool FC at Vicarage Road
Virgil van Dijk has developed into one of the Premier League's finest defenders Credit Getty Images

30 November, 2018

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Paris - Neymar got what proved to be the winning goal as Paris Saint-Germain breathed life into their Champions League campaign with a 2-1 victory over Liverpool on Wednesday that leaves last season's runners-up dangerously close to an early exit.

"Now it's 2-1 and we have to take that".

For all his rolling-around antics Neymar can turn it on in a flash and, having collected the ball 25 yards inside his own half, he shook off compatriot Roberto Firmino and exchanged passes with Mbappe before releasing his pacy team-mate down the left. "That was necessary against Liverpool and it was a big step forward for us".

There's every chance the former three time Champions League victor knows exactly what he's doing when he says their game on Monday will be more hard as he tries to make sure his players don't lose focus on the league game.

DF Thilo Kehrer, 7 - Continues to justify Tuchel's confidence with another solid showing when defending, and he was also surprisingly useful in attack.

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"There were good things in the second half but to lose is painful".

DF Juan Bernat, 7 - Scorer of the opening goal and the author of another solid display, he has found some consistency after a shaky start to life in Paris. That is why Klopp wanted Lyon's Nabil Fekir last summer, even if he plays further upfield.

But Klopp was left bemused at how Marco Verratti avoided a red card for a reckless challenge on Joe Gomez in the 24th minute and then why referee Szymon Marciniak originally awarded a corner kick when Sadio Mane was brought down by Angel Di Maria inside the penalty area. It's the Verratti experience: sublime and silly in equal measures.

MF Dani Alves, 6 - Was given 25 minutes and threw himself around in midfield in typically Tasmanian Devil fashion.

Substitutes: Alves (5), Choupo-Moting (6), Rabiot (N/A).

"Not like in terms of who plays, in the mental aspect, maybe it can happen, you feel like five per cent too sure that you're the better side, and the first shot is in from the other side".

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