Paris Saint-Germain will monitor Neymar and Kylian Mbappe over the next two days after both returned from the international break with injuries.
Neymar lasted just eight minutes in Brazil’s 1-0 win over Cameroon on Tuesday night before being forced off with an apparent muscle problem.
The Ligue 1 champions were then handed another scare as Mbappe came off in the 36th minute of France’s 1-0 victory against Uruguay clutching his shoulder. This evidently stemmed from an awkward landing after the forward had hurdled on-rushing goalkeeper Martin Campana.
PSG’s official club website has since confirmed Neymar suffered a “right adductor strain”, whilst Mbappe is nursing a “bruised right shoulder”.
The statement adds: “They will undergo a 48-hour period of treatment before further evaluation.”
This follows both Brazil’s team doctor and Neymar himself playing down the seriousness of the injury.
There’s every chance both will be fit to feature at the Parc des Princes in a contest neither side can really afford to lose at this stage.
Liverpool’s shock 2-0 defeat away to Red Star Belgrade means they are now just one point ahead of PSG and still to play Group C leaders Napoli at home.
The Italian outfit can strengthen their grip on qualification during the week when they host a Red Star side with a poor away record in the competition this season.
Even with the likes of Mbappe and Neymar playing, Liverpool proved in the 3-2 win at Anfield that they are more than a match for Thomas Tuchel’s men.