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UEFA Champion League: Liverpool, PSG Book Place In Round Of 16

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Liverpool FC has booked a place the UEFA Champions League’s last 16, as it showed Italian side Napoli the way out of the competition.

Mohammed Salah came through, once again for the English side in the 34th minute to seal a top two spot in Group C for his club.

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson was also instrumental to putting the pressure of the Italian Club at bay despite the second half siege of the English side.

But the home side’s resolute defence — which has conceded just six Premier League goals all season so far —- stood firm.

Paris St Germain finished top ahead of the group with 11 points after a resounding 4-1 victory at Red Star Belgrade.

Though Napoli finished it campaign tied on point bases with Liverpool, on 9 point, Liverpool pull through with the amount of goals scored.

Jurgen Klopp stuck with the midfield three that struggled against PSG in their last UEFA Champions League match and it was Napoli who found their rhythm first

Salah was then presented with a glorious opportunity to break the deadlock, but his touch let him down at the last moment.

Napoli’s Defenders, Kalidou Koulibaly’s effort to put Mo Salah in his place failed after the Egyptian produced a moment of magic to score the only goal of the game.

Liverpool really should have extended their lead in the second half, with Salah firing wide from a good position, before Sadio Mane was denied by a fine save from David Ospina.

Napoli saved their best attacking play for the latter stages, with Jose Callejon firing over from close range, before Mane somehow shot wide when he should have scored.


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