Firmino the hero as Liverpool sink PSG, go top of Group C

Arnold Nichols
September 22, 2018

Roberto Firmino came off the bench and scored a stoppage-time victor in Liverpool's entertaining 3-2 victory over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday.

They couldn't have asked for a better start to this season's European campaign after Roberto Firmino came off the bench to score a last-gasp victor, collecting the ball outside the area before driving into the box and shooting across goal into the bottom corner.

With Firmino a major doubt for the game because of the injury he picked in the weekend's win over Tottenham Hotspur, Sturridge came into the side to make his first ever Champions League start for Liverpool, scoring and then received a standing ovation when he was substituted off.

Sturridge scored for Liverpool in their 3-2 win over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League and was one of three former Baggies to feature in the competition on Tuesday night.

Jürgen Klopp thinks that Liverpool stepped up to the next level, by proving there is "no mountain they can not climb", after a breathless return to the Champions League brought a dramatic stoppage-time victory over Paris Saint-Germain.

It was a lead which Liverpool more than deserved, even if PSG had appeared to have weathered their persistent, early pressure.

Firmino replaced Daniel Sturridge in the 72nd minute, with the Red holding a 2-1 lead at that moment.

Salah was brought off two minutes later, and found his own curious way to celebrate Firmino's winning goal.

Klopp gave him a big hug before he sat down, and in the media conference afterwards praised his work-rate and said he is in the best shape he has seen him in.

PSG's problem is that they have invested heavily in their attacking players, but far less so when it comes to boosting their defensive options.

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

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

"The development of our club is that when you hear Liverpool play PSG you don't think we have no chance now".

"[But] I think a lot of people, me included, would have our [Liverpool's] three any day of the week".

Mbappe was dispossessed by James Milner and Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk combined to feed the ball to Firmino.

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