Injury update: The Ligue 1 club suffered a nightmare night with both Neymar and Kylian Mbappe limping off.

Fitness concerns over Neymar have been slightly eased after he limped off for Brazil against Cameroon on Tuesday night.

But Eric Choupo-Moting, his Paris St-Germain team-mate, admits he is ‘worried’ for the superstar – after missing two months of action with a similar issue.

The Ligue 1 club suffered a nightmare night with both Neymar and Kylian Mbappe limping out of their respective friendlies through injury.

Neymar appeared to injure his groin when attempting to play a cross into the opposition penalty area just eight minutes into his game in Milton Keynes, and immediately went down in pain before limping off to be replaced by Everton’s Richarlison.

Meanwhile, Mbappe was replaced after just 34 minutes in France’s friendly with Uruguay after suffering an apparent shoulder injury after landing awkwardly underneath goalkeeper Martin Campana.

Liverpool travel to Paris next Wednesday for their penultimate Champions League group game, leaving both players with a race against time to be fit for the clash at the Parc des Princes.

Brazil doctor Rodrigo Lasmar eased fears over Neymar’s fitness, telling SporTV: “It does not appear to be a serious injury.”

Cameroon star Choupo-Moting, however, aired a more cautionary tone – despite Neymar giving him the thumbs-up after suffering the blow.

“It would be worrying because he is a very important player, as all the players (at PSG) are,” the former Stoke striker said. “No player is more important than the team.

“He’s a great player though and I hope he is not injured for a long time.”

“I talked quickly to him but it was just after the injury. I think it’s not too too serious. I hope he will be ready next week for us.”

The 29-year-old – who came on as a late substitute in the French side’s defeat at Anfield in September – experienced a similar injury at the end of his time in England and said he hoped Neymar’s issue would not be as damaging.

“He wanted to play,” he added. “He really had an injury and felt something. I had it at Stoke. It was my last game for Stoke, I was injured for two months. I hope for him it is not that serious.”

France boss Didier Deschamps, meanwhile, was even more uncertain over the extent of Mbappe’s worries.

“He has a sore shoulder, he’s fallen badly,” Deschamps said at half-time. “He will have to see after with the medical staff. I hope it’s not bad.”

 

Source: liverpoolecho.co.uk