Liverpool Legend Claims Lionel Messi Will Cost PSG the Champions League

  • Jamie Carragher contends PSG stand no chance of being crowned Champions League winners this season
  • According to the Liverpool icon, Lionel Messi could play a central role in the French giants missing out on the title
  • Carragher cited Messi’s poor work-rate alongside that of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar as one of the reasons that could affect their UCL chances
  • PSG are already through to the knockout after settling for runners up place in Group A of the competition

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Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has predicted Paris Saint-Germain could miss out on the Champions League title because of Lionel Messi.

Lionel Messi cuts a dejected face while in action for PSG. Photo: Getty Images.
Carragher cited Messi’s poor work rate alongside that of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar as one of the reasons that could affect their UCL chances. Photo: Getty Images.
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Carragher made the claim after PSG were forced to settle for runners up place in Group A of the European competition following their 2-1 damaging defeat against Man City at Etihad Stadium.

Despite the French giants taking the lead through Kylian Mbappe, City staged a comeback to secure the win after goals from Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus.

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The scoreline notwithstanding, City were the dominant side through the match, with Messi and Neymar struggling to make much impact.

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Carragher now contends PSG’s front three is holding the team back thanks to their uninspiring work rate.

The Liverpool icon went on to suggest the French giants stand no chance of winning the European elite competition.

‘They [PSG] are carrying three, they’ve got absolutely no chance of winning the Champions League, Paris Saint-Germain, absolutely no chance,” he said as quoted by Metro UK.

“I get frustrated watching it because with Mbappe more than anybody. I can almost understand Messi to a certain extent, he’s 34, he has to save himself for certain moments, I still don’t think they can carry him, let’s not forget Barcelona haven’t won a Champions League for a long time,” he added.

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Earlier, reported Lionel Messi has bagged his maiden French Ligue 1 goal after scoring in PSG’s 3-1 win over Nantes.

Mbappe opened the scoring for PSG, with Messi adding a third late in the game to ensure victory.

The win saw PSG go 13 points clear at the top of the Ligue 1 standings.

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