Record-breaking Thomas Tuchel undecided on PSG team to face Liverpool

Paris Saint-Germain’s forward Kylian MBappe poses at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris

Paris Saint-Germain’s forward Kylian MBappe poses at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris

Speaking in the mixed zone at Parc des Princes after the match, midfielder Marco Verratti expressed his happiness at being back on the pitch and teeing Draxler up for his goal, while the Italy worldwide also admitted that he regrets the red card that will keep him out of next week's Liverpool clash. Liverpool on the docket next week. "Together, we decided that he would not play", Tuchel said.

But Tuchel has admitted he has decisions to make elsewhere for his starting line-up with Marco Verratti having made his first appearance in eight months against Saint-Etienne following a groin injury to replace Marquinhos in central midfield.

Julian Draxler, Edinson Cavani and Angel Di Maria were also on target in the absence of the banned Kylian Mbappe and rested Neymar as PSG moved six point clear of Dijon and Toulouse at the top of the standings before the rest of the weekend fixtures.

Neymar and Kylian Mbappe both didn't play for PSG against St. Etienne, with Thomas Tuchel resting the former while the latter served a ban for a red card he received before the worldwide break.

"Not yet the 11th and I do not know my game system". "I told him that he was not going to play and that he could not train". Today we were without Neymar and Kylian and I'm happy to have used players that were here during the worldwide break.

PSG returns to Ligue 1 action after the worldwide break, with the league favorite hosting Saint-Etienne on Friday. That allowed ex-Borussia Dortmund boss Tuchel to become the first ever manager of the capital club to win their first five French top-flight matches in charge.

"It's important to several options when we play". Saint-Etienne was a good rehearsal. "It will be a big test for us, but we are confident".

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