Published: Fri, November 30, 2018
Sport | By Matt Richards

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp left fuming with referee after PSG loss

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp left fuming with referee after PSG loss

PSG coach Thomas Tuchel has dismissed complaints from Liverpool rival Jurgen Klopp of diving during last night's Champions League win.

The German tickled our ribs after being titillated by the sexy voice of a translator in his ear before his Liverpool's second Champions League meeting with Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc des Princes, but his post-match questioning was far more fiery.

MF Marco Verratti, 7 - Summed himself up in a nutshell with moments of technical brilliance but was also fortunate to only pick up a first half booking after a wild challenge in a moment of madness. Two times in a row, we won the fair play table in England and tonight, we look like butchers when you look at the yellow cards that we had.

"But, purely because they're at home and they've got these superstars knowing they have to make an impact, I'm going for the French side to just win this in a really entertaining game".

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"I look like a bad loser, but I don't care", said Klopp.

PSG (eight points) are second to Napoli (nine) in Group C after their win over Liverpool (six) but can clinch a spot in the last-16 with a win over Red Star on the final matchday.

Angel di Maria had forced a fine save from Alisson with a dipping volley before Paris went in front in the 13th minute. This game is isolated from the season, it's a derby, it's at home.

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

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That should have ensured a comfortable cushion for the hosts at the break, but Liverpool were gifted a route back into the game in first-half stoppage time.

The strike from the PSG number 10 was his 31st in the Champions League proper - taking him one ahead of retired attacking midfield great Kaka and four clear of former Barcelona star Rivaldo.

Edinson Cavani's close-range shot from the resulting cross was blocked by Alisson but Neymar converted the rebound. Meanwhile, Sadio Mane is fit to start, after initially being a doubt due to illness.

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