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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp names PSG as favourites to win the Champions League

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has named PSG as favourites to win this seasons Champions League.

French champions PSG suffered a 3-2 defeat to Liverpool in their opening match of the competition in September.

Thomas Tuchel will hope for a different outcome on Wednesday night when high-flying Premier League giants Liverpool travel to Paris.

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And ahead of the much-anticipated European showdown, Klopp has heaped praise on PSG and labelled them the favourites to win the Champions League.

I think they are favourite for the tournament; in general they are with the quality they have, Klopp said.

I dont think Paris feel the pressure. I know Thomas Tuchel quite well, and Im sure he will ensure their boys ignore what the world outside thinks.

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They want to go through the group and that will be enough motivation for them.

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They have a really good team who have made an impressive start in the league and they have the chance to go through in the Champions League.

A lot of teams struggled in moments this season. Look to Spain and what the big ones there are doing.

PSG have been boosted by the news Kylian Mbappe and Neymar are fit to face Liverpool.

On 19-year-old French sensational Mbappe, Klopp added: He is really confident, knows his strengths and is using them.

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You cannot be 100 per cent sure you have defended him because his speed is undefendable.

When you see the guys dominating the world of football like Messi and Ronaldo in the last few years, and in the years before the guys from Barcelona: Xavi and Iniesta, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, you think is there really someone coming up who can play a similar role in more difficult football?

Modern football has become more difficult for these players – and you look and think: Oh yes. He is not the only one but he is the one everyone would now expect.

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