PSG suffered a double injury blow with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe both hobbling off while playing for Brazil and France respectively
Neymar could be passed fit for Liverpool’s Champions League clash against Paris Saint-Germain, after the Brazilian said the injury he suffered on Brazil duty is ‘nothing serious’.
The Reds appeared to be handed a big boost ahead of Wednesday’s trip to the French capital with news PSG could be without star duo Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
World Cup winner Mbappe was forced off in France’s 1-0 win over Uruguay with a shoulder injury after an awkward landing.
Meanwhile, Brazil forward Neymar came off in the early stages of Tuesday’s 1-0 friendly victory over Cameroon at Stadium MK with a groin problem.
After the game, Brazil boss Tite would not discuss the injury and said the former Barcelona man would be assessed by PSG.
But 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.”
The full post read: “We closed the year happy for the work done so far, these last games were important to recover from the biggest hit that was the World Cup, we remained strong, focused and aiming to be increasingly better. Congratulations guys, for everything.
“Thanks to all who sent me messages wishing me a good recovery, I think it was nothing serious.
“I am very happy and proud to reach my 100th cap, always very honoured to defend the WORLD’S GREATEST team.”
Brazil team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar also suggested the issue was not a major one.
Lasmar was quoted by SporTV as saying: “He (Neymar) has been evaluated, has already initiated the treatment. (He) will need a little more time for a better evaluation, an image exam, but at first it is nothing important.”
Neymar lasted just eight minutes on the pitch before he was replaced by Everton’s Richarlison, who went on to score the winning goal for Brazil just before half-time.