Three minutes after the break PSG thought they had added a third, but Marquinhos was offside when he prodded home from Di Maria's delivery.
Clearly just couldn't resist the chance for a Box Office moment. As expected, Neymar & Mbpabbe shake off injuries to start. We look like butchers but we are a completely normal football team. "I'm still a bit emotional about it but it will not stay like this and we will make the proper analysis and prepare for the derby [on Sunday against Everton] and a few more games, and then the 11th of December we have a proper final at Anfield".
The Brazilian started and finished the sequence, which began with a perfectly hit through ball to Kylian Mbappe down the left-hand side. The France worldwide followed it up with an inch-perfect cross which was matched by Cavani with another ever so delicate touch, only to have Allison make a brilliant save.
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Barcelona defender Gerard Pique, left, celebrates scoring his side's second goal.
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Only a goal down with 10 minutes to go, Liverpool made a decision to go all guns blazing to try and salvage at least a draw.
The only romance on show in the French capital came from the all-star PSG forward line, who showed what all the money and fuss was about.
The stats told the same story as by the end of it, Liverpool only had one shot on target for all their pressure.
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But despite an improved second-half performance Liverpool could not find an equaliser, leaving themselves with it all do in what is certain to be a highly charged occasion in a fortnight's time. While it looks like a tough ask, the scene is indeed set for another magical European night at Anfield that will surely have fans licking their lips in expectation.