Liverpool face PSG at Anfield on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Here’s all the info you need to watch.
The Champions League returns on Tuesday with a marquee matchup between Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain at Anfield. The Reds made an incredible run to the Champions League final last year but lost to Real Madrid. PSG were also knocked out by Real Madrid, failing to get past the round of 16 for the second straight season.
Jurgen Klopp rode an incredible season from Mohamed Salah, Robert Firmino and Sadio Mane to the final last year. All three players scored 10 goals and Liverpool will depend on the trio to deliver again. Klopp will likely have to replace Firmino in the lineup on Tuesday. The Brazilian suffered an eye injury against Tottenham and is unlikely to play. Daniel Sturridge will likely start in place of Firmino.
Thomas Tuchel was hired to replace Klopp at Borussia Dortmund. After two successful seasons, he was let go after clashing with management. Tuchel spent a year out away from the sidelines and was eventually hired by PSG. The French club are expected to win Ligue 1 again but Tuchel will be measured by his Champions League success. PSG have made it out of the group stage each of the last six seasons but have failed to get past the quarterfinals.
Like Liverpool, PSG will also rely on their front three. Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani, and Neymar have had great starts to the season, combining for 11 goals in Ligue 1. PSG are hoping that their front three can carry the club to the final the same way Liverpool’s front three did last season.
Tuchel will have to make a few changes to his starting XI. Keeper Alphonse Areola replaces the suspended Gigi Buffon but Tuchel will have to make a decision at full-back. Both Layvin Kurzawa and Dani Alves are out with injuries. Marco Verratti will also miss the game as he serves a suspension that carried over from last season.
The Champions League match between Liverpool and PSG will be broadcast live on TNT. Live streaming is available on B/R Live, which you can access with your cable or satellite subscription, either online or through their app.
Liverpool and PSG have only played two games against each other in their history. The two clubs each won on their own field in 1997.