Neymar, PSG antics leave Liverpool's Klopp frustrated

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"We still respect them how they are as players because they're world-class players, but it's not really necessary at times".

Liverpool were beaten 2-1 at the Parc des Princes and must now beat Napoli to stand any chance of reaching the Champions League knockout phase. "It was clever from PSG, especially Neymar, but a lot of others went down like it was something serious and we were not that calm anymore".

Napoli beat Red Star Belgrade 3-1 on Wednesday, and Liverpool have to win by two goals at home to the Italians in a fortnight if they are to progress.

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.

"For me it's a red card". With Neymar and Kylian Mbappe back from injury and in impressive form, PSG dominated the first half and doubled their lead when Neymar scored from close range after Edinson Cavani's shot from Mbappe's cross was blocked by goalkeeper Alisson Becker.


Despite the fact Liverpool were outfoxed in midfield and run ragged by PSG's electrifying front three, ex-Red Carragher was disgusted by the theatricality from several members of the French outfit, singling out Neymar and Thiago Silva specifically. "The quality they have meant it was obviously quite intense to deal with", admitted Klopp. I know it is really hard to stay calm in that situation and even Joe Gomez got a yellow card.

"I don't know if there's any explanation for that right now because I can't think of one, otherwise we should have used it already".

Not for the first time, Neymar was rolling around on the pitch, to the clear annoyance of the visitors.

"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 official also appeared to be persuaded to give a penalty to Liverpool - converted by James Milner - after seemingly initially gesturing for a corner when Angel Di Maria brought down Sadio Mane in the box. If you go down, you act like you die and then the next moment you get up, yellow card.


"In 2005 we had to beat Olympiakos by two goals and we won that one".

"If we don't do that, we'll take whatever happens from there - Europa League or whatever".

Napoli head to Atalanta on Monday to face the team 11 points behind them and then host Frosinone before they travel to Anfield for Matchday Six.

Milner admitted: "To have the last game at home, if you don't get the win you don't deserve to go through".


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