Paris Saint-Germain will host Liverpool at Parc des Princes in what promises to be one of the biggest group-stage games in the Champions League this season.
Group C currently stands on a knife edge and neither giant can afford a slip. Defeat in Wednesday’s match could prove fatal.
Liverpool outplayed PSG 3-2 at Anfield back in September but needed a dramatic late goal from Roberto Firmino to seal the points, so they are well aware of the danger their hosts carry even when they are not at their best.
|Game||PSG vs Liverpool|
|Date||Wednesday, November 28|
|Time||8pm GMT / 3pm ET|
|Stream (US)||fubo TV (7-day free trial)|
TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch
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|US TV channel||Online stream|
|Univision Deportes En Vivo||fubo TV (7-day free trial)|
In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on BT Sport 2 and livestreamed on BT Sport Live.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
|BT Sport 2||BT Sport Live|
Squads & Team News
|Defenders||Kehrer, Thiago Silva, Kimpembe, Bernat, Marquinhos, Dani Alves, Nsoki, Meunier|
|Midfielders||Verratti, Di Maria, Rabiot, Draxler|
|Forwards||Neymar, Cavani, Mbappe, Choupo-Moting|
Neymar and Kylian Mbappe will both start after picking up thigh and shoulder problems respectively on international duty. Thomas Tuchel has assured there is no risk over either featuring.
PSG do not have any significant players laid up, although Dani Alves and Layvin Kurzawa are only just returning from long-term issues and will not start.
Marquinhos is set to be pushed into midfield, where he struggled at Anfield.
PSG XI: Buffon; Kehrer, Thiago Silva, Kimpembe, Bernat, Verratti, Marquinhos, Di Maria, Neymar, Cavani, Mbappe.
|Goalkeepers||Alisson, Mignolet, Kelleher|
|Defenders||Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson, Moreno, Gomez, Matip|
|Midfielders||Fabinho, Henderson, Camacho, Milner, Wijnaldum, Shaqiri, Keita|
|Forwards||Salah, Firmino, Mane, Sturridge|
Joe Gomez is set to join the lineup ahead of Trent Alexander-Arnold
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is missing due to long-term injury, while the only other headache for Jurgen Klopp is Adam Lallana.
Liverpool XI: Alisson, Gomez, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson, Milner, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Mane
Betting & Match Odds
PSG are 11/10 favourites to win at bet365. Liverpool can be backed at 23/10 while a draw is 3/1.
Neymar has been at the heart of the build-up to this game, with major question marks over the world’s most expensive player’s ability to feature in what promises to be a defining encounter for Paris Saint-Germain.
Head coach Thomas Tuchel affirmed on Tuesday that neither the Brazil ace nor Kylian Mbappe will feel any effect from recent problems picked up on international duty, though doubts remain as to just how fit the former can be after sustaining a thigh strain that in normal circumstances would have seen him laid up for a fortnight.
But needs must for the Parisian side. A 3-2 loss against Liverpool at Anfield might have been followed by a thumping home win over Red Star Belgrade, but a couple of draws against Napoli have left them in a perilous position, staring down the barrel of Europa League football with a single slip.
The 1-1 draw in Naples earlier this month was an especially frustrating affair, as Juan Bernat had given them the lead only for it to be ceded midway through the second half.
Like PSG, Liverpool have not made their life easy after that spectacular home performance in September.
There is much on the line for both teams, one of which is liable to find themselves playing in the Europa League come spring.