Liverpool’s Champions League campaign is on the line after a 2-1 defeat to Paris Saint Germain on Wednesday night.

After the last-gasp defeat in Napoli, and the shock 2-0 loss at Red Star Belgrade, Liverpool fans were dreaming of a return to form in the Champions League on Wednesday night with a place in the knockout stages on the line.

But Jurgen Klopp’s side were once again out of sorts, lacking any sort of attacking inspiration away to a Paris Saint Germain side who probably could not believe their luck.

First-half strikes from Juan Bernat and Neymar cost Liverpool dear, with the visitors only able to muster a James Milner penalty on the stroke of half-time. Sadio Mane, Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino were all well below their best while Jordan Henderson, Joe Gomez and co hardly stepped up on the big occasion either.

Fortunately, the same could not be said about Alisson Becker. Without the Brazilian number one between the sticks, the scoreline could have been a lot worse than 2-1 in the French capital.

Alisson once again justified his £67 million transfer fee (Telegraph) with a confident and commanding performance between the sticks, making a string of important blocks and frequently cutting out PSG attacks with his intelligent positioning.

In fact, Alisson is perhaps the one Liverpool player to come out of the game with any credit.

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