The Uruguay international does not believe that his side’s loss to the Reds is any indication of the quality of France’s top division
Edinson Cavani says that he would like to see how Premier League teams would fare in Ligue 1 following Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League defeat to Liverpool.
Thomas Tuchel’s side suffered a 3-2 defeat to the Reds at Anfield on Tuesday, when Roberto Firmino’s last-minute winner snatched three points for Jurgen Klopp’s team.
PSG had been trailing 2-0 in the match after a Daniel Sturridge header and James Milner penalty handed the hosts the advantage. They managed to pull level through Thomas Meunier and Kylian Mbappe, but Firmino pounced in stoppage time to deny the Parisians a point away from home.
Liverpool edged the possession stats and appeared to be in control for much of the game, leading some commentators to compare the quality of the Premier League and Ligue 1.
However, Cavani has dismissed the idea that the French division is inferior or that it leaves his team at a disadvantage when competing in Europe.
“The best teams in Europe play in the Champions League and when you face them, sometimes you win, sometimes you lose,” Cavani told reporters after the game.
“I would like to see Premier League teams play in Ligue 1 so we could see how good they are.
“I wouldn’t disparage the French league, as France are the current world champions and many of their players play in Ligue 1.
“French teams have been playing in the later stages of the Champions League in the last few years. So I just think, this is football. It is what it is.”
PSG have never progressed past the quarter-final stage in the Champions League and will be hoping to improve on that record this season, particularly after crashing out at the last 16 last term.
Defeat to Liverpool is a blow, but they have five more games to ensure progression from Group C, with clashes against Red Star Belgrade and Napoli to come in October.
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