PSG keep winning record intact after battering Saint-Etienne in Ligue 1

Second season slump Mohamed Salah is struggling to match his fantastic form for Liverpool last seasonMore

Second season slump Mohamed Salah is struggling to match his fantastic form for Liverpool last seasonMore

Julian Draxler, Edinson Cavani, Angel Di Maria and Moussa Diaby were all on target as Paris Saint-Germain continued their strong start to the season with a routine 4-0 Ligue 1 win at home to Saint-Etienne.

"I know 10", Tuchel said to Canal+ Sport when asked about his selection plans for the trip to Anfield.

Saint-Etienne wasted a host of early chances in Friday's meeting at the Parc des Princes and Julian Draxler's terrific header earned the Ligue 1 champions a 22nd-minute advantage.

However, there is little doubt that PSG will face a far tougher examination at Anfield in their opening Champions League group outing than they did here against Saint-Etienne.

The Brazil global was in the stands alongside suspended teammate Kylian Mbappe to watch the French champions register their fifth victory from as many Championnat matches through Julian Draxler, Edinson Cavani (penalty), Angel Di Maria and Moussa Diaby goals.

Mbappe served the first of his three-game ban due to shoving opponent, and the world's most expensive player Neymar also watched from the stand after being rested following his global duty.

Tuchel said: "The only problem is, what's the risk for him tomorrow night? I'll talk to the key players and I'll be watching Liverpool's game against Tottenham tomorrow and decide on Monday". It will be a big test for us.

"If we do not hurt PSG when they are in doubt, it's very hard. It is important that he is on the pitch tomorrow and wins the game for us then", Tuchel told media on Thursday.

He told www.asse.fr: "Based on the first period, the score is very hard on us".

"We know that Liverpool will be very different". We lost too many easy balls and that gave our opponents solutions.

Mbappe begins a three-game ban from domestic action handed down after he was sent off right at the end of PSG's 4-2 win at Nimes a fortnight ago.

But the German does recognise facing compatriot Klopp at Liverpool's historic home will be a real challenge for his team.

Recommended News

  • Trump taunts US media over Obama error

    Trump taunts US media over Obama error

    Sherrod Brown, who faces a challenge from Republican Jim Renacci (reh-NAY'-see), a congressman from Wadsworth. But he's not just coming to OH , he's not just coming to Cleveland, he's coming to East Cleveland.
    Tom Arnold Has Physical Altercation With Mark Burnett at Pre-Emmys Party

    Tom Arnold Has Physical Altercation With Mark Burnett at Pre-Emmys Party

    Soon after, Arnold's pal Patton Oswalt tweeted a photo of them together along with this caption: "I'm with @TomArnold , everyone. He is pursuing his claims in the upcoming Viceland show The Hunt for the Trump Tapes , which premieres in the U.S. tomorrow.
    Eliud Kipchoge sets new marathon world record in Berlin

    Eliud Kipchoge sets new marathon world record in Berlin

    Kipchoge, 33, and a team of three pacers took off and passed through the first 5K in 14:24 and then 10K in 29:21. From an Irish perspective, his time would outstrip the best efforts of any Irish runner over the half-marathon.
  • Coke may move into cannabis-infused drinks

    Coke may move into cannabis-infused drinks

    The logo of Dow Jones Industrial Average stock market index-listed company Coca-Cola (KO) is seen in Los Angeles, California, U.S. Coca-Cola shares were marginally higher in a US market struggling against expectations of another round of Chinese trade tariffs.
    Hurricane Florence Storm Surge: The Craziest Videos & Photos

    Hurricane Florence Storm Surge: The Craziest Videos & Photos

    She said 61 shelters had opened thus far, including 12 that are specially outfitted to help people with special medical needs. Emergency declarations were in force in Georgia, South and North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

    Australia offers reward amid mystery strawberry needle scare

    Health officials have urged people purchasing the fruit to be cautious. It's a crime so odd that any motive seems almost inconceivable.
  • Hurricane Florence looms over East Coast — WHAT'S HAPPENING

    Hurricane Florence looms over East Coast — WHAT'S HAPPENING

    His remarks fell flat in Puerto Rico where islanders are continuing to struggle to recover a year after the Category 4 storm. Just days before projected landfall, Hurricane Florence is sending residents of the Carolina coast racing for cover .
    Roberto Firmino provides update after horrific eye poke

    Roberto Firmino provides update after horrific eye poke

    Dele Alli and Hugo Lloris are both out for Spurs , but Son makes a return for them from the Asian games (where South Korea won Gold).
    Eminem Admits He Went Too Far with Homophobic Tyler the Creator Diss

    Eminem Admits He Went Too Far with Homophobic Tyler the Creator Diss

    Eminem's highly anticipated response to Machine Gun Kelly's diss track finally dropped on Friday September 14. You know how many f***in' rappers that are better than you? You're not even in the fucking conversation.
  • 'We Never Had Signals': Serena Williams Disputes Coaching Claims From US Open

    'We Never Had Signals': Serena Williams Disputes Coaching Claims From US Open

    O'Hagan praised Williams for calming a riled-up audience that booed the U.S. Open outcome to refocus the moment on Osaka's victory. She received an automatic game loss.
    Calling teen vaping epidemic, officials weigh flavor ban

    Calling teen vaping epidemic, officials weigh flavor ban

    The FDA is wanting the industry to address two major areas when it comes to discouraging minors. Juul owns about 72% of the U.S. market for e-cigarette sales, according to Wells Fargo .
    Why the Browns chose to  release Josh Gordon

    Why the Browns chose to release Josh Gordon

    Now it's any guess what the next step might be for him and whether another team is willing to bring him on board. Others were perplexed, wondering why the Browns would cut Gordon now after sticking with him for so many years.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.