The two clubs have only met twice before and the two matches took place during the 1996-1997 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup semifinals, and PSG reached the final after beating Liverpool 3-0 at home in the Parc des Parc. Princes. and losing 2 – 0 away at Anfield in the second stage. They finally had to settle for second place after suffering a 1-0 loss to Barcelona in the final in Rotterdam, Netherlands, courtesy of Ronaldo’s original penalty kick.
Champions League 2017-18
While PSG broke the record of most of the goals scored during the group stages UCL with its 25 goals; Liverpool broke the record of goals in a single season of UCL, scoring 47 goals in 15 games with an average of 3.13 goals per game. The Reds also came in second with their goal tally in the group stage, scoring 23 goals.
Both PSG and Liverpool had their UCL campaign 2017-18 frustrated by Real Madrid. The PSG came out in the last 16 (for the second year in a row) after losing both the first leg and the second leg against Madrid, 3 – 1 at the Bernabéu and 1 – 2 at the Parc des Princes (2-5 at the global). Liverpool, of course, reached the final and lost 3 – 1 to Real Madrid in Kiev, Ukraine in May 2018.
UCL form of Liverpool
Liverpool scored an average of 3.15 goals at UCL last season and reached its eighth European final. After finishing fourth in the Premier League last season, they are at UCL for the second season in a row after having performed only once in the previous seven seasons of the competition.
Liverpool have not lost a European home match since their 3-0 defeat at Real Madrid on October 22, 2014 and are unbeaten in their last 16 home games in Europe, winning 11 and drawing five. Liverpool has won 11, tied 1 and lost 2 matches in Anfield against Ligue 1 visiting the opposition, recently overtaking Bordeaux 2 – 1 during the group stage of the Europa League 2015-16.
The nine assists of James Milner in the 2017/18 Champions League set a new competition record. Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mané scored ten goals, the first time three players of the same team reached double figures.
Liverpool could be without Roberto Firmino for their opening match of the Champions League of the season after a horrible eye injury.
The Brazilian forward was involved in a horrible clash with Jan Vertonghen during the 2-1 victory over Tottenham at Wembley on Saturday.
Vertonghen’s finger went directly into the eye socket of Firmino, causing the ace of Liverpool to be replaced with a bloody bandage on his face.
Firmino and Liverpool have given updates on the condition of the player of 26 years, indicating that it is fine and still not ruled out the meeting with the PSG in Anfield.