Neymar, Mbappe expected to be fit to face Liverpool, says PSG Coach

File photo of Neymar (R) and Kylian Mbappe.  Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team Paris, France Nov 23, 2018, 07.51 PM (IST)

Injured strikers Kylian Mbappe and Neymar will miss PSG's Ligue 1 date against Toulouse on Saturday but both are expected to return for next week's Champions League tie with Liverpool.

Coach Thomas Tuchel confirmed in a statement on Friday, saying the medical reports were encouraging, especially for Neymar, and that he hoped both will be fit soon. 

Neymar injured his groin in Brazil's 1-0 win over Cameroon on Tuesday, while Mbappe hurt his shoulder in France's 1-0 victory against Uruguay the same night.

The coach further reiterated that they will not take any chance with the two in their clash against Toulouse.

"We will not take any chances with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe tomorrow (against Toulouse), they will not be present." 

"The possibility exists that they will play against Liverpool. Today, after talking to the doctor, for me Neymar can play on Wednesday." 

The Liverpool tie is a crunch one for the French club. PSG sit third in Group C, a point behind joint leaders Liverpool and Napoli with two games remaining.

The Champions League is the main focus for the ambitious club this season, with the French league already looking a formality as they sit 13 points clear at the top of the table with 13 wins out of 13.