UEFA Champions League 2018-19: 5 Matches in the Group Stage you can't afford to miss
- As Champions League action begins tomorrow, watch out for these matches!
#4 Liverpool vs Paris Saint-Germain - Anfield, 19th September, 12:30 AM [IST]
It’s remarkable how similar these two teams are. Both have terrifying front three’s, both sit on top of their league tables and both their managers have managed Dortmund in the past.
Bench strength was an issue for Liverpool last year and after suffering a painful defeat to Real Madrid in the final last year, Liverpool has boosted their squad with new midfielder Naby Keita, attacker Xherdan Shaqiri and goalkeeper Alisson.
Their front three of Salah, Mane and Firmino ran riot last year in the Prem and will be a stern test for Paris’ defensive line. Paris will require nerves of steel to face the rousing Anfield crowd and are unlikely to be able to match Liverpool’s midfield (do keep an eye out for how PSG’s Rabiot though)but the real battle will be between PSG’s attack consisting of Neymar, Cavani and Mbappe and Liverpool’s newly famed defensive line.
It will be interesting to see how Liverpool’s young full-backs deal with the threat of Mbappe and Neymar – especially since Alexander-Arnold and Robertson love to bomb forward in attack. The quality of this match should be phenomenal and if nothing else watch this match purely for the joy of watching Neymar, Mane, Salah and Mbappe on the same pitch.Published 17 Sep 2018, 16:04 IST