PSG Neymar 'playacting' frustrating - Liverpool's Andrew Robertson
- Author: Stacy Allen Nov 30, 2018,
Nov 30, 2018, 1:09
Marco Verratti was running the game in midfield, although the Italian was fortunate not to be sent off for a risky tackle on Joe Gomez midway through the first half.
"I think two or three times in a row, we are the fairest team in England".
"Even Thiago Silva, the captain, a centre-back, rolling around in the corner at the end holding his face - this is a great team, PSG, with some great players, they don't need to resort to these tactics, they should let the football do the talking".
The defeat damages Liverpool's chances of qualifying for the last 16 as they must now beat Napoli 1-0 or by two clear goals in their final group game.
Neymar scored following good link-up play with Mbappe
Klopp admits Liverpool's slow start against Thomas Tuchel's side ultimately cost them, but felt any hopes of a comeback after half-time were undermined by cynical play from the hosts. "We'll be looking to do that, we know how big the game is and hopefully we can step up to the occasion".
PSG had only won one of their previous seven games in the competition.
He, Joe Gomez and Vigirl van Dijk didn't cover themselves in glory for PSG's opening goal, while the Croat was caught out by the pace of Kylian Mbappe in the build-up to their second goal, although he was one of many players for Jurgen Klopp's side that had a below-par evening in the French capital.
Edinson Cavani's close-range shot from the resulting cross was blocked by Alisson but Neymar converted the rebound.
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.
Di Maria brought down Sadio Mane just inside the area. Polish referee Szymon Marciniak did not initially give a penalty but then changed his mind, and Milner beat Gianluigi Buffon from 12 yards.