Battles to look out for:
Neymar vs Joseph Gomez
If PSG wants to win this game, then there is a huge need for Neymar to perform tonight. The Brazilian is going to make a comeback from injury and that can be his motivation to rip apart the visitors’ defense.
The PSG winger has scored three goals along with providing an assist in his four appearances in the Champions League this season. However, his all three goals came in a match against Red Star Belgrade, which puts little bit doubt on his performance against big European clubs.
Joseph Gomez will be the defender that is going to be up against the Brazilian. The Liverpool defender is going to have a lot of pressure on his shoulders tonight because stopping Neymar is not an easy job. Also, he has to stop him because that will improve Liverpool’s chance of winning this game.
Gomez will try his best to contain Neymar, but I don’t think that he will succeed in it. Because the Brazilian knows, how important this fixture is for his side. Also, the PSG winger has a chance to answer all his critics by putting up sensational performance tonight.
Presnel Kimpembe vs Mohamed Salah
In this battle of players, Presnel Kimpembe is going to be the man under pressure tonight. The PSG defender has a tough job of stopping Mohamed Salah and if he succeeds in doing it then it will nothing less than an accomplishment for the defender.
The Liverpool winger did put up some sensational display of football in the last season with Liverpool. However, the Egyptian hasn’t been able to provide the same level of performances in the current season.
The Liverpool management and team are going to have a huge expectation from their talisman as winning this game is quite important for the club. Also, this game is an opportunity for the Egyptian to retain his form.
Kimpembe has made 1.5 tackles per game along with 2.5 clearances in four Champions League game this season. The stats aren’t bad, but the PSG defender hasn’t been solid at the back and that is the reason, why the Parisians are on the verge of getting knocked out from the group stage.
The PSG defender has to work hard with his fellow defenders because stopping the attacking trio of Liverpool is not an easy job. Also, the result of this game will affect the mentality of the whole PSG roster. So, there is an enormous need for Tuchel’s side to raise the bar of their performance tonight.