Published: Fri, September 21, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Liverpool 3-2 Paris Saint-Germain

Liverpool 3-2 Paris Saint-Germain

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

However, the visitors drew level courtesy of Thomas Meunier before the break as well as a strike from Kylian Mbappe who netted in the 83rd minute.

Those two had not played well though, and Mbappe was caught in possession just before Firmino, on as a substitute, struck the victor in the second minute of stoppage time.

Liverpool defender Andrew Roberston has suggested that the fringe players at Anfield should take inspiration from Daniel Sturridge and his performance against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.

But the Brazil global and the French World Cup victor combined after seizing on a late opportunity to seemingly inflict more Champions League pain on the Reds just 115 days after the heartbreak against Real Madrid in Kiev.

Firmino then reported for training on Thursday morning sporting a brand new pair of protective glasses, which instantly put Jurgen Klopp in mind of a certain somebody.

"But the first five games don't win you a league".

James Milner brought another roar out of the home fans when he left Neymar crumpled on the floor after a crunching, but fair, tackle on the Brazil forward.

Sturridge grabbed his chance to impress by opening the scoring for Liverpool, before finally making way for Firmino.

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. "We could take Liverpool as an example with their deep, simple, fast game, with a lot of intensity".

Could they [Firmino and Sturridge] play together?

Sturridge should have done better three minutes later when he made weak contact with Alexander-Arnold's cross on the right to see Areola smother his header, while Salah hit a first-time shot wide of the right post from 13 yards out after running onto Van Dijk's knockdown header on 72 minutes.

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