PSG boss discusses Champions League meeting with Liverpool after breaking club record

Bayern approach arrived too late- Tuchel

The reigning league champion will be without the suspended Kylian Mbappe, and Neymar is also being rested, with a Champions League clash vs.

Neymar and Kylian Mbappe both didn't play for PSG against St. Etienne, with Thomas Tuchel resting the former while the latter served a ban for a red card he received before the global break.

PSG were able to ease to victory in the second half, retaining energy for Tuesday's trip to Anfield in their Group C opener against last season's beaten Champions League finalists.

Mbappe was absent as he began a three-match ban handed down following his red card in the win at Nimes just before the worldwide break, and Neymar sat alongside him in the crowd, rested after playing for Brazil in a friendly in the United States in midweek.

Julian Draxler, Cavani, Angel Di Maria and teenage forward Moussa Diary were all on the score-sheet as PSG secured a fifth successive Ligue 1 game in which they have scored at least three goals. "Together, we decided that he would not play", Tuchel said. "I told him that he was not going to play and that he could not train".

'They are a team who play very well at home.

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"Not yet the 11th and I do not know my game system".

However, the 45-year-old rejected the idea that Ligue 1 matches are comparatively easy.

"We know that Anfield is one of the toughest trips in Europe".

PSG cruised past Saint Etienne anyway, winning 4-0 at the Parc des Princes.

Marco Verratti has admitted Paris Saint Germain will be up against serious pressure when they face Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool on the European stage.

The French champions were dumped out of last season's competition by Real Madrid, who went on to lift the trophy after beating Liverpool in Kiev.

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