Published: Tue, September 18, 2018
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Liverpool vs PSG tactical preview: How Europe's most prolific strike trios compare

Liverpool vs PSG tactical preview: How Europe's most prolific strike trios compare

Sadio Mane could match a feat last achieved by Steven Gerrard for Liverpool if he scores in tonight's Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain at Anfield.

And he shone during the recent worldwide break, scoring for Switzerland in their 6-0 drubbing of Iceland before playing the bulk of England's 1-0 win over them at the King Power Stadium last Tuesday. They are a team who demand Liverpool's respect but another by-product of last season is that no opponent leaves Klopp's team daunted.

Moreover, it was following the September global break last season that any hopes Liverpool had of competing for the title faded. It would make it very easy for Liverpool to prepare!

"They know how to win big games and to resist the pressure".

Former Bayern Munich star Juan Bernat will face a tough task marking last season's PFA and FWA Player of the Year Mohamed Salah.

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Virgil van Dijk has been credited for much of the improvement, while, despite his blunder at Leicester, Alisson has been an eminently confident and reassuring presence between the sticks since arriving from Roma.

However, the biggest blow for the Merseysiders is that Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino may miss the match due to an eye injury he picked up in the Reds' 2-1 weekend triumph against Tottenham Hotspur. Just as important has been the emergence of Joe Gomez at centre-back.

Klopp's side have a 100 per cent record for the new season-but so too do PSG, now under the guidance of Thomas Tuchel, who succeeded Klopp at Borussia Dortmund. In the blue is Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe. "It's going to be fascinating, his third season there too!" We used that game to beat them and knock them out of the Champions League three months later.

Harry Kane's worn out displays so far this season and the distraction of Hugo Lloris's drink-driving arrest have added to the feeling that Pochettino faces the acid test of his managerial skills this season.

"We play at Anfield and it can be an advantage, we hope". We don't try to act on these type of things.

Saturday's 2-1 home loss to Liverpool once again underlined that Spurs are far from the finished article, as a frustrated Pochettino admitted.

"I'm sure of it".

"The performance today, for me, was better than the result", said Klopp, as per the Liverpool Echo.

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