London — Paris Saint-Germain’s struggles to avoid a very embarrassing group stage exit from the Champions League began when they fell victim to the aura of Anfield and Roberto Firmino’s stoppage time winner for Liverpool in September. But with the roles reversed and the Premier League side headed to the Parc des Princes on Wednesday, with PSG needing to win to keep qualification for the last 16 in their own hands, the French champions can take solace in the fact Liverpool pack a far weaker punch on the road in the Champions League. Anfield has long been credited as the extra man for the five-time European champions, but rarely has the contrast between Liverpool’s highs and lows in the Champions League been as stark as in the past few months. Roma were reeling 5-0 down after just over an hour of last season’s semifinal first leg, PSG were outclassed this season despite the narrow margin of the dramatic 3-2 victory and Red Star Belgrade were dismissed serenely 4-0 in October. Indeed, ...

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