Carlo Ancelotti makes bold statement about Liverpool ahead of Champions League showdown

Liverpool are guaranteed to go through if they beat Napoli by two clear goals

Liverpool are guaranteed to go through if they beat Napoli by two clear goals

Liverpool's immediate Champions League future has come down to an all-or-nothing decider at home to Napoli next month following a frustrating 2-1 defeat to Paris St Germain in France.

The Brazil worldwide helped inspire the French champions to a 2-1 win at Parc des Princes with a crucial goal, but while Neymar showcased the positive aspects of his game, he also infuriated Liverpool's players and coach Jurgen Klopp with his theatrical reaction to challenges.

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"If we don't do that we don't deserve to be in the Champions League and we'll take whatever happens from there - Europa League or whatever.

But it is only a story if I say it, and then I look like a bad loser". "The last campaign we were stronger through the group stage but we had to win in the last game and managed it, so it's the same this time". They were smart, if you want. "You can use gamesmanship, playacting, you can use it all really". If you are surprised by that you are a bit foolish.

"As a player you can't just do anything about it can you?" You just still have to press but when you do that it doesn't make it easier when you are on the front foot and trying to win the ball back. Polish referee Szymon Marciniak did not initially give a penalty but then changed his mind, and Milner beat Gianluigi Buffon from 12 yards.

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Setting up with a 4-4-2, the French side had a solid shape defensively, while their attacking play was at times too much for the Reds to handle. "I am used to that now".

Napoli did enjoy a lot of joy in the first game between the two sides in Naples but they did rely on a late goal to give them a 1-0 win, exactly why Liverpool don't need a big win to go through.

"The number of interruptions in the game was not cool", said Klopp.

His antics did not go down well with Carragher who was summarising on the game in Paris for Via Sport.

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. That's it in a nutshell. But in the Parc des Princes, he showed precisely why he is so important to Thomas Tuchel's team, with an outstanding performance that saw him control the game for the home side. "If we win with the right result we are still in the Champions League".

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