PSG's antics made us look like butchers, says angry Jürgen Klopp

PSG's antics made us look like butchers, says angry Jürgen Klopp

James has admitted Liverpool will be powerless to answer their critics if they blow their last chance to stay in the Champions League.

"It was clever of PSG, especially Neymar, but a lot of other players went down like it was really something serious and we were not that calm any more".

Liverpool's defeat in Paris, their third successive loss away from Anfield in Group C, has left Klopp's team needing to beat Napoli at home next month by at least two goals to be certain of qualification for the round-of-16.

"It's a red card (Verratti), yes".

Marquinhos gave the Reds a scare at the beginning of the second half, although his goal was correctly ruled out for offside, although Liverpool couldn't quite trouble Gianluigi Buffon in the PSG goal, while Alisson at the other end had to be alert to keep Marqhinhos' header out in the 70th minute.

"But we have to deal with it, that's our job".

"I think he will be alright".

'Every time we made a foul they all came to the ref trying to get us a yellow card, ' said Van Dijk.

Liverpool lost to Real Madrid in the Ukrainian capital
Liverpool lost to Real Madrid in the Ukrainian capital

But Klopp was angry after defeat to PSG because of what he perceived as play-acting which the referee didn't spot and could be suspended, say the Metro.

Verratti's challenge on Gomez came midway through the first half, but PSG survived that and went on to double their lead thanks to a clearly wound up Neymar.

"But to have it in your own hands going into the last game and having a home game - we'd like to have it sewn up by now, sure we would - but I don't think you can ask for anything else".

'The frustrating thing is how we have conceded the goals to PSG. "The last campaign we were stronger through the group stage but we had to win in the last game and managed it, so it's the same this time".

Liverpool possess two rising stars in Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold, but they have both struggled while playing at right-back in the Champions League this season.

PSG had been desperate to get Neymar and Kylian Mbappe back fit for this game after both had picked up injuries on worldwide duty last week.

"Sometimes they get hit and they will go down and sometimes I think it's too easy and I'm getting so frustrated".

Liverpool's ground, Anfield, has been synonymous with big European nights and enthralling atmospheres, however the Napoli boss Carlo Ancellotti tends to disagree.

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