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Liverpool vs Paris Saint-Germain

Competition – UEFA Champions League

Stadium – Anfield

Date: 18th September 2018

Kick-off time – 20:00 GMT

When this group draw was made, we were all excited as we saw the free scoring Napoli placed in the same group as the attackingly-dominant duo of Liverpool and PSG alongside the whipping boys, Partizan Belgrade.

These two teams are favourites to qualify from this group.

Liverpool went all the way to the finals before losing to Real Madrid last season.

The Reds scored a record 47 goals on their way to Kyiv.

PSG who were eliminated by the eventual winners Real Madrid, also broke a record when they scored 25 goals in the group stages becoming the first team ever to do so.

These two teams have also started their domestic campaign well ahead of this game at Anfield.

Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Tottenham on Saturday makes it five wins from five games for the Reds as they look to win their first Premier League title in 28 years.

PSG beat Saint Etienne 4-0 on Saturday to make it 6 wins from their opening 6 games of the season.

The French men even rested Neymar and Kylian Mbappe for their weekend game and that goes to show how much depth they have at the moment.

The trio of Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani and Neymar has already scored a combined 11 times this season, while Liverpool’s front three have scored 8 times.

The Reds have improved defensively as well as their game management, so it should be a tough game for PSG.

PSG don’t have the best record away from home in this competition when they play against the big boys.

As a matter of fact, they have lost their last two away games 3-1 to Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.

Liverpool built their run to the final last season thanks to good home form as they scored 7 against Spartak Moscow,  3 against Manchester City and 5 against AS Roma.

This is the first time these two teams are meeting in a competitive game in recent times.

Bookmakers make Liverpool favourites at home to get the job done while betting markets suggest this game will have a feast of goals.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Liverpool

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Leicester City 1-2 Liverpool 1 Sep, 2018 English Premier League
W Liverpool 1-0 Brighton & Hove Albion 25 Aug, 2018 English Premier League
W Crystal Palace 0-2 Liverpool 20 Aug, 2018 English Premier League
W Liverpool 4-0 West Ham United 12 Aug, 2018 English Premier League
W Liverpool 3-1 Torino 7 Aug, 2018 Friendly

Paris Saint-Germain

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Nimes 2-4 Paris Saint-Germain 1 Sep, 2018 French Ligue 1
W Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 Angers 25 Aug, 2018 French Ligue 1
W Guingamp 1-3 Paris Saint-Germain 18 Aug, 2018 French Ligue 1
W Paris Saint-Germain 3-0 Caen 12 Aug, 2018 French Ligue 1
W Paris Saint-Germain 4-0 AS Monaco 4 Aug, 2018 French Trophee des Champions

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