Neymar and Mbappe fit to face Reds

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Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar (L) and Paris Saint-Germain's French forward Kylian Mbappe (R) celebrate their team's goal during the European Champions League football match Napoli vs Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) on November 6, 2018 at San Paolo stadium in Naples. (Photo by Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP) (Photo credit should read ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Paris Saint Germain attacking duo Neymar and Kylian Mbappe are fit to face Liverpool.


The pair were both injured while on international duty for Brazil and France, respectively, recently and there was much speculation that they could miss the Champions League clash on Wednesday evening.

But manager Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that the key pair will both be available for selection in the crunch fixture after coming through training sessions this week.

“They are fit.” the German said.

“They trained today and yesterday, and they will line up tomorrow.” he added.

The former Borussia Dortmund manager wasn’t only focusing on his players as he admitted that Liverpool’s attacking threat is something that he is concerned about going into the match.


“We need to defend well against Mane, Salah and Firmino, this is very difficult.” he continued.

“For instance, Firmino may play any position in the offence, so we need to adapt. He’s played in a 4-4-2, but it doesn’t change the structure much.

“Key for us is to play with confidence. A key thing for us is to pass the ball very fast and make swift decisions. We have to make quick decisions to find Neymar and Mbappe, to try and be dangerous.

“We have had more time to study the team, so we definitely know what’s good for us.

“We are confident but at the same time this is a challenge because Liverpool is one of the greatest teams in Europe.

“It’s always hard to play this team, even at home.” he finished.

Both sides will be looking for three priceless points in what is turning out to be an even more fiercely fought group than was expected.


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