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21st Nov 2018

Both Kylian Mbappé and Neymar forced off with injuries ahead of Liverpool clash

The pair have a week to recover

Darragh Murphy

Nobody wants to see anyone pick up an injury but Liverpool would almost certainly prefer to face Paris Saint-Germain sans the Ligue 1 club’s two most dangerous players

With all four teams in Group C of the Champions League still in with a chance of finishing top of the group, every point is vital and Liverpool will be desperate to avoid defeat when they travel to Paris next week in their penultimate group match.

The Reds needed a last-gasp winner from Roberto Firmino to claim a 3-2 victory over PSG in September but the presence of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar make the French side one of the most devastating attacking threats in Europe.

Jurgen Klopp will have most definitely been watching with interest when both Kylian Mbappe and Neymar were forced off with injuries in the first half of their respective friendlies on Tuesday night.

Mbappe didn’t make it to half-time against Uruguay as the French youngster landed awkwardly on his shoulder while Neymar lasted just six minutes against Cameroon after picking up what looked like a groin injury.

Certain outlets are already reporting that both forwards are considered doubts to feature against Liverpool next Wednesday, which would make the lives of the Reds’ defence significantly less difficult, but it’s probably worth waiting to see the official team sheets before supporters breathe any sighs of relief.