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Three talents Liverpool should be wary of in their Champions League group

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Three talents Liverpool should be wary of in their Champions League group

Jurgen Klopp’s side will be looking to go one step further in this year’s competition.

Liverpool’s Champions League group stage opponents were revealed on Thursday night, and the Merseyside club were drawn in Group B alongside; Paris Saint-Germain, Napoli and Red Star Belgrade.

Jurgen Klopp’s side reached the final of the competition last season and will be looking to go one step further with their new and improved squad.

Here at The Boot Room, we have chosen a top talent from each of Liverpool’s Group C opponents who they should be wary of.

PARIS, FRANCE – AUGUST 25: Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint Germain during the French League 1 match between Paris Saint Germain v Angers at the Parc des Princes on August 25, 2018 in Paris France (Photo by Jeroen Meuwsen/Soccrates/Getty Images)

Kylian Mbappe – Paris Saint-Germain

The teenager lit up this summer’s World Cup for France and looks set to have the season of his career so far for Paris Saint-Germain.

Mbappe is a nuisance for the best of defenders and Liverpool will be looking to Virgil Van Dijk to prevent the 19-year-old from hitting the back of the net during their two legs in Group C.

Lorenzo Insigne of SSC Napoli during the Serie A TIM match between SSC Napoli and AC Milan at Stadio San Paolo Naples Italy on 25 August 2018. (Photo Franco Romano/Nurphoto)

Lorenzo Insigne – Napoli

 

The 27-year-old Italian forward will be one of the focal points of new Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti’s attack in this season’s Champions League and the Reds will have to be careful of the tricky attackers runs off the ball.

Insigne has long been touted as a top talent and he’ll surely only get better under the guidance of Italian tactician and one of the competitions greatest ever managers in Ancelotti.

BELGRADE, SERBIA – AUGUST 21: Milos Degenek of Crvena Zvezda in action during the UEFA Champions League Play Off First Leg match between FK Crvema Zvezda and FC Red Bull Salzburg at Rajko Mitic Stadium on August 21, 2018 in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)

Milos Degenek – Red Star Belgrade

The Socceroos defender helped seal his side’s first ever spot in the Champions League and will be hoping to cause an upset in Group C.

Although Red Star won the competition in 1991, they have since struggled to live up to those heights and now have Degenek in large to thanks for restoring them to their former glory.

Will he be the man to cause Jurgen Klopp’s side some problems? We’ll have to wait and see.

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