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Liverpool head to PSG on November 28.

Liverpool could be handed a bonus by UEFA ahead of their trip to Paris Saint-Germain

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There was always a danger of Liverpool being handed a tough Champions League group with the Reds seeded in Pot 3 ahead of the draw.

But Jurgen Klopp’s side probably couldn’t ask for a harder group than Paris Saint-Germain, Napoli and Red Star Belgrade.

But it looked as though Liverpool would make fairly light work on their Group of Death with an opening matchday win against PSG, winning 3-2 thanks to Roberto Firmino’s last-gasp winner.

But they haven’t been able to capitalise on that terrific victory.

They went to Napoli and lost to a late goal before bouncing back with a comfortable 4-0 win at home to Red Star.

But last week’s shock 2-0 loss to the Serbian side has left Liverpool with a tough task of qualifying from Group C.

The group standings currently look like this:

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And with Liverpool having to travel to Paris before hosting Napoli in their final two fixtures, Klopp’s side are going to need to be at their very best just to make the last-16.

However, they could be handed a big advantage by UEFA ahead of their trip to the Parc des Princes.

According to L’Equipe, per the Liverpool Echo, UEFA are considering further disciplinary action against PSG.

The report states that "Liverpool could play their pivotal Champions League game against Paris Saint-Germain in front of thousands of empty seats as UEFA ponder further disciplinary action against the French club."

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They will meet on November 22 to discuss incidents between supporters during PSG's group game at home to Red Star Belgrade in October.

And it could lead to a partial - or even complete - closure of the 47,929-capacity stadium.

PSG have already been fined for failing to kick-off on time but they will investigate trouble between supporters inside and outside the stadium.

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Red Star fans were officially banned from attending the match - like they were at Anfield - but many gained access to the stadium.

And it’s also reported that around 250 PSG fans threw projectiles at police, who responded with tear gas.

Any kind of closure to the stadium to the stadium will surely be a massive bonus for Liverpool ahead of such a big match.

However, with the hearing on November 22 - just six days before the scheduled match - it’s unlikely that it will be a complete closure of the stadium.

Topics:
UEFA Champions League
Football
Red Star Belgrade
Roberto Firmino
Jurgen Klopp
Napoli
Paris Saint-Germain
Premier League
Liverpool

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