Neymar and Alves perform synchronised dance to celebrate win over Liverpool

"The (first) one I tried to clear, the ball came behind me a little bit and they picked up the second ball".

Still, a two-goal win over current group leader Napoli - which got two goals from Dries Mertens in beating Red Star Belgrade 3-1 - in two weeks' time will send coach Juergen Klopp's team into the Round of 16.

Liverpool must now rally immediately for the visit of neighbours Everton this weekend in the Premier League.

PSG had been desperate to get Neymar and Kylian Mbappe back fit for this game after both had picked up injuries on global duty last week. "We showed everyone that we are determined to go as far as possible in the Champions League".

PSG had only won one of their previous seven games in the competition.

"Even Thiago Silva, the captain, a centre-back, rolling around in the corner at the end holding his face - this is a great team, PSG, with some great players, they don't need to resort to these tactics, they should let the football do the talking".

MF Marco Verratti, 7 - Summed himself up in a nutshell with moments of technical brilliance but was also fortunate to only pick up a first half booking after a wild challenge in a moment of madness.

"You make it hard for yourself if you're 2-0 down, especially after 30 minutes or so".

Edinson Cavani's close-range shot from the resulting cross was blocked by Alisson but Neymar converted the rebound.

Di Maria needlessly brought down Sadio Mane just inside the area.

Polish referee Szymon Marciniak initially pointed for a corner, but having presumably received some advice from his fellow official behind the goal, changed his mind and awarded a penalty which Milner dispatched against a cacophony of whistles and jeers.

Marquinhos thought he had restored PSG's two-goal lead within two minutes of the second half starting, but the offside flag denied him after he turned in a free-kick.

BELGRADE, SERBIA - NOVEMBER 06: Alisson Becker of Liverpool reacts during the Group C match of the UEFA Champions League between Red Star Belgrade and Liverpool at Rajko Mitic Stadium on November 06, 2018 in Belgrade, Serbia.

  • Rosalie Stanley