PSG 0-0 Liverpool LIVE: Champions League score; Mohamed Salah, Neymar, Kylian Mbappe start

PSG vs Liverpool: Champions League LIVE score, goals and updates from Paris
PSG XI: Buffon, Kehrer, Silva, Kimpembe, Bernat, Marquinhos, Verratti, Di Maria, Neymar, Cavani, Mbappe
Liverpool XI: Alisson, Gomez, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson, Milner, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Mane, Salah, Firmino
PSG 0-0 LIVERPOOL
Liverpool will qualify for the knockout stages with a win tonight
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PSG 0-0 LIVERPOOL
1:
OK, we're ready for an absolute barnstormer! James Milner looks particularly eager to get stuck into Neymar and Kylian Mbappe - who might not be 100 percent…
Predictions?
19:58:
While the Champions League anthem rings around the Parc des Princes - I'd better ask for your predictions. As you know I've gone for a 3-1 PSG win, but I suspect I'm one of the few going for that!
'Cheeky'
19:54:
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp tells BT Sport: "Playing in Paris is already big enough and you see the opponent, it is even bigger. We are quite a good football team so all good.
"We need to show up, be there, be positive, be aggressive in a legal way and we are ready to block what they are going to do. We are ready to be cheeky.
"Trent Alexander-Arnold played brilliant in the first game but it is about using the fresh legs of Joe Gomez and he is slightly more of a defender which makes sense against these boys. We know the system but then we will see on the pitch. Not a lot of changes but still happy with the team."
Atletico through
19:49:
Well, Diego Simone's Atletico Madrid have done the business against Thierry Henry's Monaco. 2-0.
The result means they have qualified for the knockout stages along with Ajax, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Roma.
Wanted: Dominic Solanke
19:45:
Huddersfield are involved in a three-way battle to sign Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke, reports claim.
The 21-year-old, who arrived from Chelsea in July 2017, hasn't featured in any Premier League fixture under Jurgen Klopp this campaign.
And having struggled to establish himself in the first team - reports claim he could leave on a six-month loan deal.
Sky Sports claim Huddersfield, Crystal Palace and West Ham are looking to sign Solanke to help with their respective fights against relegation.
What do you think? Surely he's got to be given first-team experience elsewhere.
Stat proof?
19:40:
Since the start of last season, Liverpool have scored more Champions League goals than any other side (48). 73% of these have been scored by either Mo Salah (12), Roberto Firmino (12) or Sadio Mane (11).
Well I guess Buffon must be right…
Best attack?
19:35:
Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino are BETTER
than the front three of Paris Saint-Germain.
That's the astonishing claim made by legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.
'Throughout my career I have always wanted to test myself against the best — and at the moment you really can't think of any teams in Europe who have a better front three than Liverpool,' Buffon said.
He added: 'This season, I see the favourites for the Champions League as Barcelona, Juventus, and Manchester City.
'Liverpool as well have a big chance.'
Idiots
19:30:

Napoli will be "idiots" if they do not qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League, says Carlo Ancelotti.
Last year's Serie A runners-up will clinch their place in the last 16 with a match to spare if they beat Red Star Belgrade at home and PSG fail to win their match at home to Liverpool.
"This group seemed almost impossible at the start but we're in a very good position," he said. "We've baked a very good cake and now we just need to put the icing on the top. If we don't get through, we will be proper idiots."
Baking a cake? Proper idiots? Ancelotti is slowly morphing into Jamie Oliver.
YouTube 'em
19:25:
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists he has no fears over his players handling a fit-again Neymar and Kylian Mbappe as they have watched them "500,000 times on YouTube".
Klopp's side managed to keep them quiet for most of their first meeting at Anfield and he is confident they can do the same again.
"It is much more difficult to prepare a game when my players don't know an opponent, which happens from time to time,"
said Klopp.
"We give them videos but this generation probably watch 500,000 YouTube videos of Mbappe, Neymar and Edinson Cavani and they know about their individual strengths more than I do.'
Battle Royal
19:20:
My esteemed colleague (he made me write that) Marc Williams and I have created our own predictions game.
Now there's nothing on the line other than pride and bragging rights… but for some reason I want to win more than anything in the universe.
The rules are fairly convoluted, but needless to say we pick the score and first goalscorer for each team (defender = 3pts, midfielder 2pts, striker 1pt).
We've also added the dreaded 'dot of doom'
which is the first goal scored from any of the 8pm KO's. Finally, the asterisk is worth double points.
I took an absolute pounding yesterday so I've gone all defenders to make up the points. Picture below.
Twitter round-up
Tom: A draw in Paris would be a good result for Liverpool, for sure. But the group is so tight that every point counts.
Richard: With the inclusion of Henderson you feel Klopp would gladly settle for a draw. I can't say I disagree with him.
ARP: Klopp has gone for grit rather than glamour. A trio of Milner-Hendo-Gini will ensure graft and effort, but will lack flair. Is it enough to see off PSG tonight though?
Team news
19:10:
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp made two changes for the crucial Champions League tie against PSG in the French capital.
Joe Gomez replaced Trent Alexander-Arnold at right-back with James Milner coming into midfield alongside captain Jordan Henderson at the expense of Xherdan Shaqiri.
As expected, PSG named Neymar and Kylian Mbappe in their side after both overcame injuries sustained on international duty.
Elsewhere…
19:05:
Tottenham are also in action tonight - and they really in a must-win situation.
Spurs need to beat Inter Milan at Wembley to retain a chance of qualification.
If they do so, the London side would need to better Inter Milan's result against PSV Eindhoven when they take on Barcelona at the Nou Camp in their final group game.
Other fixtures include; Borussia Dortmund vs Club Brugge, Porto vs Schalke, Napoli vs Red Star Belgrade, PSV vs Barcelona.
Favourites
19:00:
Just saw quite an interesting tweet about our potential Champions League winners.
'In all the the talk of Barca, City and Juve I feel as if Atletico Madrid are getting lost in the shuffle as genuine contenders here. The final is at their stadium the Wanda Metropolitano, they have strength in depth and one of the smartest tactical minds out there. If I was a betting man, my money'd be on them.'
It's a good point, but Diego Simeone's side are 12/1 with PaddyPower - I'm not sure that's generous enough for me.
Manchester City are favourites at 7/2 with Barcelona close behind at 5/1. Surely Manchester United are worth a crack at 40/1? No? Just me…
Away-day blues
18:55:
Liverpool have been exceptional in the Premier League this season but it has been a different story in Europe.
Away defeats in Napoli and Red Star Belgrade have come as a shock and a similar story in Paris could leave last season's finalists in danger of crashing out at the group stage.
Paris St-Germain - beaten 3-2 at Anfield in September - need a win to keep their own qualification hopes alive and star men Neymar and Kylian Mbappe are fit after the pair missed the weekend win over Toulouse through injury.
Twitter round-up
Dean: Jordan Henderson? After his eighth poor game in a row at the weekend? Fair play Jurgen Klopp for making the Napoli game at Anfield a must win match!
AK: Strong team. I wish VVD had the armband though, seems to be a natural leader.
Wish: No creativity in that midfield, Trent out when he could've exposed PSG's left with Salah. Literally our only creative players are Robertson, who's good at crossing, and Firmino.
The starting XI…
18:45:
And here come the line-ups. Joe Gomez and James Milner for Trent Alexander-Arnold and Xherdan Shaqiri. Neymar and Kylian Mbappe both start.
PSG XI: Buffon, Kehrer, Silva, Kimpembe, Bernat, Marquinhos, Verratti, Di Maria, Neymar, Cavani, Mbappe.
Liverpool XI: Alisson, Gomez, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson, Milner, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Mane, Salah, Firmino.
Subs: Mignolet, Fabinho, Keita, Sturridge, Shaqiri, Matip, Alexander-Arnold.
Twitter round-up
Neil: If you had to pick just one which would you choose, beat PSG tonight but lose the derby or lose tonight but beat Everton at the weekend?
Kenny: Toughest XI to predict of this season so far. Assuming Mane is ok, I think the big decisions will be Gomez at RB with Lovren in and Gini as the third midfielder instead of Shaqiri. Hard to call the other two CM's, I'd probably go with Hendo-Keita.
Jonathan: Surely we need to see a return of the full court press tonight. Don't think we can afford to sit back in this one.
Oh I'm not wading into that debate, Neil. Talk amongst yourselves.
Permutations
18:35:
OK, no messing around like my girlfriend's father reading a menu at every restaurant we visit. Sorry, I don't know where that came from…
Anyway, Liverpool will qualify if they beat PSG in Paris. If they draw, the Merseyside team would need to equal or better PSG's result in the final game to secure a spot in the last 16.
If they lose in Paris, Liverpool can still go through if they beat Napoli by more than two goals in the final group stage fixture.
Basically, win and we won't have to study all these permutations.
Evening…
18:30:
Hello everyone and welcome to our LIVE
Champions League coverage.
Or…
Bonjour à tous et bienvenue dans notre couverture LIVE
Champions League.
That's just a little bit of my GCSE French for any french-speaking PSG supporters viewing our blog this evening. All two of them…
Moving swiftly on, Liverpool visit PSG tonight with their hopes of making the last 16 of the Champions League very much in the balance.
Should be a terrific night of European action - I say that with complete confidence because any match following Manchester United's 1-0 win over Young Boys is going to be a masterpiece.
PSG vs LIVERPOOL
Liverpool forward Sadio Mane and defender Joe Gomez have both travelled to France to face PSG in the Champions League.
Mane had been ill but trained with the squad at Melwood on Tuesday morning, as did Gomez who has shaken off a minor ankle problem which kept him out of the weekend win over Watford.
Adam Lallana, Dominic Solanke and Nathaniel Clyne are still absent but manager Jurgen Klopp has called up Rafael Camacho from the under-23 squad.
Liverpool provisional squad:
Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Milner, Salah, Firmino, Mane, Mignolet, Gomez, Matip, Lovren, Moreno, Keita, Fabinho, Shaqiri, Sturridge, Camacho.
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