Published: Wed, September 19, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Late Firmino strike gives Liverpool 3-2 Champions League win over PSG

Late Firmino strike gives Liverpool 3-2 Champions League win over PSG

The Reds have only conceded two Premier League goals in five games and have a 100% record.

"It was really important we started like we did", he said.

Klopp claimed after the match that they targeted Neymar's flank knowing he isn't a great defender. For all of the kudos they got when signing Neymar, Les Parisiens are also being short-changed.

New £43.7m signing Fabinho has not yet played for Liverpool.

Sadio Mane has revealed the brilliant text message he sent to Roberto Firmino prior to Tuesday's Champions League fixture versus Paris Saint-Germain.

Just a head's up, this article might come across as "preachy" but it's something that I feel compelled to write. "That would be amusing!"

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Daniel Sturridge, who had not started a Champions League game since his days with Chelsea in 2012, was given the nod to replace Firmino in attack and the English striker responded superbly. Van Dijk conducted the back-line as he usually does and was able to provide the team with the necessary aerial threat (as it was PSG's weakness).

It's way too early to start calling Salah a "one season wonder" and the fact is expectations of him are now higher following his exploits from previous year.

In what is likely to be a tight group, this meeting of the two teams expected to progress to the round of 16 showcased the strengths and weaknesses of both Liverpool and PSG.

The appointment of former Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel, as well as the big-money signings of Neymar and Kylian Mbappé were made with the intention of bringing the Champions League to Paris for the first time.

Firmino sustained an abrasion to the cornea in his left eye in the weekend win at Tottenham after a clash with Jan Vertonghen and did not train on Sunday or Monday as a result.

91st-minute shot to seal a thrilling win as Liverpool reaffirmed the credentials that took them to the final of the competition last season. Five goals, tons of dramatic moments and a late victor, this one had it all.

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