Kylian Mbappe believes Paris Saint-Germain are equipped to do something special in this season’s Champions League.
The French giants visit Anfield on Tuesday night for their Group Stage opener, with both sides having produced 100% starts to their respective domestic league seasons.
Mbappe himself enters the contest on the back of an extended break having been suspended for PSG’s 4-0 Ligue 1 win over Saint-Etienne on Friday night.
He will be back to put Liverpool’s formidable defensive form through the ultimate test alongside strike partners Edinson Cavani and Neymar.
“Playing at Anfield against a big European club on Tuesday is the ideal way to debut this new kit,” Mbappe told Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport.
“Of course, Liverpool are one of our main rivals, but I have good feelings and I think we are ready to do something positive.”
Neymar is also fresh off the back of added rest after being omitted from the PSG squad in Friday’s win by manager Thomas Tuchel.
Whilst much is said about Liverpool’s attacking movement and explosiveness, the Reds’ next opponents offer their own interchanging threat.
Besides lining up on the right of a familiar front three, Mbappe has also been used as a central striker alongside Cavani early in the season.
This has meanwhile seen Neymar occasionally ply his trade in a more central no.10 role, thereby demanding expert organisation and positional discipline from Klopp’s back four.
As with so many of Liverpool’s Champions League outings last season, this boasts the makings to be something of a goal-fest when considering the attacking talent on display.
PSG will learn quickly that they won’t be able to commit as many men forward as their opponents in France allow them to.