At the weekend, Liverpool defeated Watford away from home in the Premier League and Paris Saint-Germain continued their perfect start to the Ligue 1 campaign by beating Toulouse at home.
The Reds will collide against the French giants in their own backyard tonight. Who will come out on top? It must be noted that the Merseysiders are the only team, who have beaten PSG this season.
In the opening group game of the Champions League, Klopp’s men defeated Tuchel’s team 3-2 at Anfield. Since then, PSG have only conceded 7 goals in all competitions.
After four games, Liverpool are second in the group with 6 points, only one point ahead of the French club. The PL side have scored goals for fun under Klopp but in this season’s Champions League, they have lost and failed to score in both of their away matches so far. So, they really need to step up tonight and a win will confirm their place in the next round.
Predicted starting XI:
Liverpool played with a 4-2-3-1 formation vs the Hornets on Saturday but we expect Klopp to revert back to his favorite 4-3-3 system tonight to provide more cover in the midfield against a strong opponent like PSG.
This means, that Shaqiri could be left out of the starting XI and the likes of Salah, Firmino and Mane could start in the attacking third.
Skipper Jordan Henderson will not be able to play in the Merseyside derby next weekend after getting sent off against Watford. He was arguably the worst Liverpool player on the field at the weekend and in our opinion, he should not start vs PSG.
Fabinho should replace the England international to start in the defensive midfield role.The Brazilian midfielder could partner Wijnaldum and Keita in the center of the park.
In the defense, Alexander-Arnold and Robertson were impressive at the weekend and should retain their respective fullback places in the starting lineup. Joe Gomez has declared himself fit (Liverpool Echo) for the clash against PSG and we expect him to replace Lovren to start in the central defense with Van Dijk in front of Brazilian goalie Alisson.
Here is Liverpool’s predicted 4-3-3 starting XI vs Paris Saint-Germain: