There is no doubting that Liverpool have had a very impressive start to the Premier League season, going into the international break they had picked up a maximum points tally after four consecutive wins.
And although an English league title has eluded them for 29 years, there is of course one other trophy that will be eyeing up come the end of the campaign. One that is not only interlinked with the club’s history, but also one they came very close to winning back in May.
That of course is the Champions League and as we know by now, it ended in a loss to this legendary Real Madrid side. Many Liverpool fans were confident of victory going into the game, especially with the amount of money that was placed in bets beforehand.
And if they were smart enough they would have done their research beforehand, one that could have resulted in them reading a GiveMeBet UK review. Had they done so, then they would have got
the best possible odds on backing their team to win.
Liverpool’s efforts to land a sixth success in this competition resumes once more as the group stage of the competition is again upon us. However, it is very much a case of out of the frying pan and into the fire for Jurgen Klopp’s men.
After being well beaten by what was then Zinedine Zidane’s Madrid in last season’s Champions League final, they find themselves paired in the same group as French giants PSG this time around as they prepare to do battle with the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.
The teenage sensation Mbappe comes into this competition off the back of his own personal success this Summer, one that came in the shape of winning the FIFA World Cup with France. The aim now is to add Europe’s premier club tournament to his already glittering trophy haul.
The two games between PSG and Liverpool will not decide who goes onto win this year’s Champions League but they will have a huge bearing as to who goes on to top their group. Something that could have repercussions come the turn of the year.
Should both clubs as expected qualify for the Round of 16, then more often than not finishing top of the group provides you with a more favourable draw for the first tie in the knockout phase. Although that said you can ask Tottenham fans as to how this is not necessarily always the case.
Last season Tottenham got the better of Real Madrid at Wembley after a historic 3-1 win at Wembley, while they also came away with a more than creditable draw at the Santiago Bernabeu
after that game finished 1-1.
However, their reward was to be paired with Juventus in the Round of 16. That pair of games with the Italian giants saw the North London outfit knocked out by an aggregate score of four goals to three.
By the same token, both Liverpool and PSG will not be looking to game the system as it were and hold back to finish second in their mini-league. It will be the exact opposite at Anfield as both teams will be looking to lay down an early marker.
For Liverpool it will be to see not only how they get on against another of Europe’s elite clubs, but to also show that they have dusted themselves down after such a disappointing defeat at the hands of Los Blancos just four months ago.
While for PSG, they will be looking to claim an early scalp under new manager Thomas Tuchel as the club’s pursuit for the biggest prize in European club football. Many a manager has failed in the past and subsequently lost their job in the process.
Something that the former Borussia Dortmund boss will want to avoid as he looks to deliver a Champions League title to the French capital. It’s set to be an entertaining clash at Anfield, one that will be tense if you are fan of either club, but fantastic to watch if you are a neutral.