Liverpool’s Champions League opponents Paris Saint-Germain head into Wednesday’s crucial clash with the wind in their sails after securing a record-breaking winning streak.
Liverpool’s Champions League group is delicately placed ahead of matchday five, with the three teams at the top only separated by one point, ensuring a lot rides on the Reds’ clash in Paris on Wednesday.
Liverpool’s defeat to Red Star Belgrade threw an unexpected spanner into the works and now PSG will hope to capitalise on the slip up when they host Jurgen Klopp‘s men at the Parc des Princes.
While Liverpool secured their tenth Premier League win of the season – to take their season’s tally to 33 points, the most ever at this stage of the season – with a win over Watford on Saturday, Thomas Tuchel’s side were out making history of their own with a narrow victory against Toulouse.
An early Edinson Cavani goal sealed a 1-0 win to see PSG go 12 games unbeaten in all competitions, and their 14th win in as many games in Ligue 1 – their longest winning streak in history.
The French side did it without their two most expensive and talented players in Neymar and Kylian Mbappe – after the pair picked up injuries during the international break with Brazil and France respectively.
The duo’s absence was noted as Toulouse became the first Ligue 1 team to restrict PSG to one goal this season, however, they are in line to return to the fold against the Reds to help exact revenge from earlier this season.
Liverpool were the last team to inflict defeat on PSG having imposed a 3-2 loss on their opponents at Anfield in September, the first and only competitive slip up since Tuchel took over in the summer.
Both Neymar and Mbappe would improve PSG’s chances at progressing to the knockout stages if passed fit as they will bow out of the competition should they lose to the Reds and Napoli also record a win over Red Star.
Wednesday’s clash is therefore set to be key in shaping the final standings in Group C, and Liverpool will be no doubt looking to take the ruthless form shown late against the Hornets to the French capital in a bid to help secure their pathway into the next round.
With an ability to rise to the occasion and with few injuries to contend with, Liverpool are perfectly positioned to take the fight to PSG and make it yet another night to forget for Tuchel.