Published: Thu, November 22, 2018
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Neymar insists injury is not "serious" ahead of Liverpool clash

Neymar insists injury is not

Paris Saint-Germain have identified the injuries suffered by Neymar and Kylian Mbappe while on global duty.

Brazil's Neymar after sustaining an injury in the match against Cameroon.

Mbappé meanwhile went down as he ran through on Campana in the Uruguay goal, and twisted his arm and shoulder as he landed.

"He has a sore shoulder, he has fallen badly, he will have to see after with the medical staff".

PSG's pain was compounded later on in the night when Kylian Mbappe was forced out of France's friendly against ....with a shoulder injury.

The player himself said in a message posted on Instagram: "Thanks to everyone who sent me messages wishing a good recovery, I think it was nothing serious".

PSG coach Thomas Tuchel will be hoping that both of his star players are fit to play when the French champions host Liverpool in Paris on Wednesday with both sides chasing qualification for the knockout phase of the Champions League.

"He felt some discomfort in the groin region and he left [the pitch] complaining about that discomfort", Brazil team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar told Sportv.

The Reds needed a last-gasp victor from Roberto Firmino to claim a 3-2 victory over PSG in September but the presence of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar make the French side one of the most devastating attacking threats in Europe.

PSG now sit third in Group C, just one point behind second-placed Liverpool.

While signs are positive for his availability for a potentially make-or-break Champions League match against Liverpool next week, the source said that he is likely to miss PSG's match against Toulouse in Ligue 1 on Saturday.

And Neymar was replaced by Richarlison just eight minutes into Brazil's friendly in Milton Keynes after picking up an adductor muscle problem while attempting a shot.

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