Published: Sat, September 22, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Late Firmino strike gives Liverpool win over PSG

Late Firmino strike gives Liverpool win over PSG

Even at 2-1 Liverpool looked comfortably in charge but with seven minutes to go, Salah carelessly gave the ball away in his own half, Neymar ran towards the home defence and the ball fell to the 19-year-old Mbappe who drove home with supreme confidence.

After suffering an eye injury against Spurs three days earlier, Roberto Firmino came off the bench to score a brilliant victor in stoppage time.

"I can't say enough good things about Bobby".

"I sent him a message on Monday saying, "Hey Bobby, come on, we need you".

He celebrated in brilliant fashion, covering his eye which was injured against Spurs over the weekend. I texted him saying: "'You don't need your eye!'"

If Liverpool are going to challenge on multiple fronts this season then Daniel Sturridge is going to play a big part for them - and he showed why in their Champions League win against Paris St-Germain.

Sturridge, who was handed his first Champions League start for Liverpool on the night, scored the opening goal in the 30th minute when he made a decision to get on the end of a delightful cross from Andrew Robertson. He said: 'In the moments you don't have the ball you can never feel comfortable against Jurgen's teams.

Thomas Meunier got one back for PSG before the break and Kylian Mbappe looked to have snatched an undeserved Group C draw for the visitors with his 83rd-minute equaliser.

"Although we see ourselves [that way], we have to make the point".

"But I am pretty confident this type of game and opponent bring the best out of us".

Gianluigi Buffon begins the first of a three-match suspension after his sending off for Juventus in last season's Champions League semi-final, therefore Alphonse Areola will start his fourth game in-a-row, further confirming that Tuchel views the Frenchman as PSG's number one goalkeeper this term.

"They changed a bit of the system, we expected it and didn't think too much about it", Klopp told BT Sport.

"When I was at Marseille, every time we went to play a big European team, we went to beat them".

For anyone who saw them play in the 1970s and 1980s, the name Liverpool is synonymous with complete domination, silverware, and thrilling football.

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