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Tuchel hopes PSG can punish Liverpool 'machine' at home

Tuchel hopes PSG can punish Liverpool 'machine' at home

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Liverpool are a "machine" but can be punished away from home, according to the Paris Saint-Germain coach ahead of their Champions League tie.

Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel praised Jürgen Klopp for developing his Liverpool "machine", but he hopes his side can capitalise on their frailties away from home.

Key clash

The Premier League giants make the trip to the Parc des Princes on Wednesday for what is a crucial clash in Group C of the Champions League. Napoli (six points) and Liverpool (six) are the top two, but only narrowly ahead of PSG (five) and Red Star Belgrade (four) with two games remaining.

Klopp's side have endured struggles away in Europe recently – losing four straight matches on the road – and while Tuchel praised his fellow German, he knows his team can make the most of home advantage.

Machine

"I'm not surprised by their performance overall. Jürgen does an unbelievable job, he is an unbelievable trainer and you can see his input and his achievement in three and a half years," Tuchel told a news conference.

"He has lost only one key player I think, [Philippe] Coutinho, and spent an awful lot of money. He did an awfully good job to put this machine on the pitch every three days.

"At the same time we have the feeling that in away games we can get it and it's proven. I'm pretty sure it will be a different Liverpool side than in Belgrade [when the Reds lost 2-0 earlier this month]," he said. 

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