Neymar will be in the Paris Saint-Germain team to face Liverpool but Thomas Tuchel would not confirm where the Brazil superstar will play.The world’s most expensive player sat out Friday’s Ligue 1 win at home to Saint-Etienne after returning from international duty.But Tuchel said Neymar will be in his starting line-up for Tuesday’s Champions League opener away to last season’s beaten finalists. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Neymar has played in a number 10 role at times this season but Tuchel would not reveal whether the forward will feature in that position or from the left flank, while he is also keeping his plans for Angel Di Maria to himself.”I will not tell, of course,” Tuchel said at Monday’s news conference. “What is sure is that he will play, but in which role, I will not tell!”It’s never a risk to trust Di Maria. In which role though, same as Neymar – I cannot tell you. It would make it very easy for Liverpool to prepare.”The showdown at Anfield presents a difficult test for a PSG side that has struggled in the business end in the tournament in recent years, failing to move further than the quarter-finals since 1995.That has not deterred Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp from believing PSG are among the favourites for the Champions League title but Tuchel is not about to get caught up in favourites talk, as he does not think it brings any positives for his team. “We can talk about this for hours and hours, but it doesn’t bring you one centimetre closer to the title,” Tuchel added. “It doesn’t make sense to talk about things that happen next year. We like the challenge to play here and the challenge for our group.”In my opinion, a challenge, a game like this can never come too early. This will bring out the best in us, get us used to this pressure, this kind of level. There is no problem with that. What we need tomorrow is the best performance we have.”You can never be comfortable against Jurgen’s teams, or at Anfield, but this kind of opponent, atmosphere, brings out the best in us. I believe we can be a very dangerous opponent tomorrow.”Check out footage from PSG’s final training session before departing for Liverpool #LFCPSG#AllezParis pic.twitter.com/08xLp2jL0k— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) September 17, 2018Tuchel also bristled at a suggestion PSG must concentrate on the Champions League as winning Ligue 1 should be a straightforward task.”I disagree with you, it is not easy,” he hit back at a journalist. “It’s a point of view which does not help us in the club.”If we judge ourselves only by the biggest goal you can have in European football, then the possibility for disappointment is very high. Why should we do this?” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. The high school football playoffs are officially underway for some of OSU’s committed prospects – here’s a look at how some of them fared this week.Justice Hill – Running backIf there was a Heisman award for high school football, Justice would be the winner. Oh wait, there is, and he was announced as the winner of his school. Once again Hill carried the ball 21 times for a whopping 191 yards and FIVE touchdowns in a 47-17 victory. Justice has 14 touchdowns in his last four games; undefeated Booker T. Washington will face Page this Friday in the semifinals of the state playoffs.Rodarius Williams – CornerbackRodarius had a career day for Calvary Baptist Academy out of Louisiana on Friday, as he snagged not one but two interceptions on the night, including 64 yards returning those interceptions. Williams also took a kickoff 46 yards during the contest. Rodarius reached the end zone twice in Friday’s 50-7 blowout win, registering 2 tackles as well. If Rodarius can have games like this in college at OSU, our defense can remain one to be feared. Next on the slate for Rodarius will be a second round playoff matchup versus undefeated Notre Dame.AdChoices广告LaDarren Brown – Running BackLaDarren took the reigns once again for Desoto as he carried the ball 17 times for 139 yards, sending Desoto into the second round of the playoffs. If you’re by Jerryworld (AT&T Stadium) on Friday night, you may want to catch the game between Desoto and Allen Texas, who is ranked #4 in the country. LaDarren will definitely have a chance to prove himself on the biggest of stages this weekend. Buckle your seatbelts; this one could be a dandy.Tramal Ivy – Defensive EndIvy was selected to KJCCC first team all-defense this weekend. Ivy led the team with eight tackles and 2.5 sacks in six games this season for Butler Community College. Ivy will look to bolster the Cowboys defensive line next year when he arrives in Stillwater.Madre Harper – CornerbackMadre Harper led Lamar to a tenth win of the season as he registered 5 tackles in a 39-33 playoff victory for Lamar. Lamar will look to continue their season on Friday night against Eastwood in Odessa, Texas.