Liverpool will today start their Champions League journey with a match against PSG. Here are some interesting statistics you need to know about these two clubs.
Liverpool scored an average of 3.15 goals in the UCL last season and reached their eighth European final. After finishing in fourth place in the Premier League last season they are in the UCL for the second season running after only featuring once in the previous seven seasons of the competition.
While PSG broke the record for most goals scored during the UCL group stages with their 25 goals; Liverpool broke the all-time record for goals in a single UCL season, scoring 47 goals in 15 matches with an average of 3.13 goals per match. The Reds also came in second with their group stage goal tally, scoring 23 goals.
Liverpool have faced Paris Saint-Germain only twice before – over two legs in the semi-final of the 1996/97 Cup Winners’ Cup. Both sides have one victory each, but PSG managed to progress on aggregate (3-2).
Liverpool have won seven of their 12 previous European Cup/Champions League matches against French opposition (D1 L4) but have lost two of the last three such games at home.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has reached the knockout stages in four of his previous five Champions League campaigns as manager, losing two finals in 2013 with Borussia Dortmund and 2018 with Liverpool.