Record-breaking Thomas Tuchel undecided on PSG team to face Liverpool


PSG got ready for next week's Champions League opener at Liverpool with a 4-0 win over Saint-Etienne at the Parc des Princes yesterday, extending their ideal record to five league games.

"We've won five times and that shows we still have a hunger to continue winning", said Tuchel.

Speaking at a post-match press conference, Tuchel explained the Brazilian's absence.

Julian Draxler, Edinson Cavani, Angel di Maria and youngster Moussa Diaby all found the net at the Parc des Princes to allow PSG to make it five wins from five games at the start of their defence of the French title.

"Neymar played 90 minutes on Wednesday with Brazil, so I did not want to take any risks".

Marco Verratti expects Liverpool to present a different type of challenge for Paris Saint-Germain in Tuesday's Champions League opener.

Speaking in the mixed zone at Parc des Princes after the match, midfielder Marco Verratti expressed his happiness at being back on the pitch and teeing Draxler up for his goal, while the Italy global also admitted that he regrets the red card that will keep him out of next week's Liverpool clash.

And Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will put out his strongest side for today's Premier League game against title rivals Tottenham at Wembley (12.30pm).

The Saint-Etienne players were wearing shirts carrying the name of William Gomis, a former youth player at the club who was shot dead in the south of France earlier this week.

"It's important to several options when we play".

The French champions face Liverpool at Anfield on Tuesday. They have experience in the Champions League as they reached the final last season. "It will be a big test for us, but we are confident". "Liverpool will reveal something but most importantly it will give us a better idea of our situation".