Alves says PSG must show they have learnt lessons from Anfield defeat

Paris Saint-Germain
must show they can 'learn from the mistakes made' in the Champions League
ahead of facing in-form Manchester United
, insists defender Dani Alves. 
The Brazilian is an experienced player in Europe's premier club competition having turned out for both Barcelona and Juventus
A group stage defeat against Liverpool at Anfield exposed frailties in the French champions away from home but Alves feels PSG are a different proposition now to the side that collapsed on Merseyside in September.  
'I think we have to learn from the mistakes made during the competition and not reproduce the same mistakes,' Alves told the club's official website

'There are few games in the Champions League, so there is little room for error. We have to capitalise on what we do well because we have great ambitions in this competition. 
'We need to raise our level of performance, concentration, raise our level in duels, but I know we can do it, and we will do it. It will not be easy, of course, they will not give us presents. We will have to race each other to clinch the qualification.'
Thomas Tuchel's side looked to have rescued a point at Anfield when star man Kylian Mbappe converted to make it 2-2 with seven minutes remaining. 
But substitute Roberto Firmino came on, even with vision problems, and won it in stoppage time.   
'We started with a rather negative result at Anfield, and then we raised our level in the competition, when we had to show everyone our ability and strength,' Alves added. 
'In the second leg against Liverpool, we responded. When we had to win, we went to get the result. We got the qualification and the first place of the group. 
It's certainly an advantage (playing at home second), but first and foremost you have to focus on the first leg.' 
Tuchel has seen his attacking options depleted through injury having lost Alves' Brazilian compatriot Neymar and central striker Edinson Cavani for the trip to Manchester. 
Much of the pressure will be placed on World Cup winner Mbappe in a front line that could see former United man Angel Di Maria line up from the start.  
While still narrow favourites on Tuesday night, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's revival of United's squad has acted as an equaliser for what is set to be another intriguing European match-up.  

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