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29th Nov 2018

Here’s what Liverpool need to do to reach the Champions League knockout stages

It will be a tense night against Napoli at Anfield

Robert Redmond

It was another tough night in the Champions League for Jurgen Klopp’s team

Liverpool lost 2-1 to Paris Saint-Germain in the group stages of the Champions League on Wednesday night.

Juan Bernat and Neymar got the goals for PSG. James Milner converted a penalty just before halftime to reduce the deficit.

However, they couldn’t find a way back into the tie in the second half.


In the other game in Group C, Napoli beat Red Star Belgrade 3-1 to leave the table looking like this ahead of the final round of games:

Liverpool host Napoli in their final game of the group stages.

  • If they beat the Italian side 1-0, they will advance to the knockout stages of the Champions League.
  • However, if they win 2-1, they won’t qualify for last-16 because of an away goals rule.
  • But, if Liverpool win by two clear goals, they will reach the knockout stages.
  • And, if PSG lose or draw against Red Star, Liverpool will go through if they win their tie.

It will be a tense night against Napoli at Anfield on December 11.

Here’s BT Sport’s attempt to explain the permutations:

Meanwhile, following the defeat to PSG, Liverpool coach Klopp criticised PSG’s gamesmanship during the match.