Neymar, Mbappe injured ahead of PSG-Liverpool clash

Neymar believes the injury he sustained is "nothing serious", while - after the game - Brazil boss Tite would not discuss the injury.

Neymar limped off after just eight minutes of Brazil's 1-0 friendly win against Cameroon on Wednesday.

Not a banner day for Paris Saint-Germain.

Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed that both Neymar and Kylian Mbappe suffered injuries during the worldwide break and will be assessed by the club in the next 48 hours, ahead of the crucial Champions League clash with Liverpool.

Mbappe was withdrawn before halftime in France's 1-0 friendly win against Uruguay when the forward fell awkwardly on his right shoulder after a challenge by Uruguay goalkeeper Marin Campana.

While PSG can afford to do without both in Ligue Un, they could need Neymar and M'bappe for their critical showdown with Liverpool at the Parc Des Princes next Wednesday evening.

"He felt some discomfort in the groin region and left [the pitch] complaining about that discomfort", Rodrigo Lasmar told Sportv.

"No player is more important than the team".

With all four teams in Group C of the Champions League still in with a chance of finishing top of the group, every point is vital and Liverpool will be desperate to avoid defeat when they travel to Paris next week in their penultimate group match.

And Neymar took to social media to confirm what his doctor said after the match. "Thanks to everyone who sent me messages wishing me a quick recovery, I don't think it's anything serious", he wrote on Instagram.

We closed the year happy for the work done so far, these last games were important to recover from the biggest hit that was the World Cup, we remained strong, focused and aiming to be increasingly better.

  • Rosalie Stanley