Liverpool Legend Claims Lionel Messi Will Cost PSG the Champions League Title

Liverpool Legend Claims Lionel Messi Will Cost PSG the Champions League Title

  • 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

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

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.

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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.

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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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.

He said as quoted by Metro UK:

"They [PSG] are carrying three, they’ve got absolutely no chance of winning the Champions League, Paris Saint-Germain, absolutely no chance.
"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."

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Messi scores first league goal for PSG

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.

Messi speaks on sharing same dressing room with Sergio Ramos

Legit.ng earlier reported that Paris Saint-Germain star Lionel Messi has branded sharing dressing room with Sergio Ramos as ‘weird’ following historical rivalry between both superstars.

The former Barcelona captain as well as the ex-Real Madrid skipper left their respective Spanish clubs to move to the French capital during the summer.

Messi has showered praises on his teammate who is now prepared for his debut in the colours of the French club.

Source: Legit.ng

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