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

Juergen Klopp hugs Liverpool's Roberto Firmino

Juergen Klopp hugs Liverpool's Roberto Firmino The Canadian Press

Liverpool FC blew a 2-0 lead before coming back to win 3-2 against a Paris Saint-Germain side that appeared at times to be overwhelmed by the setting and the occasion in the 2018-2019 Champions League opener.

Mohamed Salah was prevented from celebrating Roberto Firmino's late victor during Liverpool's 3-2 victory against PSG in the Champions League on Wednesday, as the Egyptian was selected for a drugs test, according to the Mirror. "That is good that it is not like that now and that is because of previous year".

The Merseyside club opened the bank with first half goals from Daniel Sturridge and James Milner putting the former Champions League finalists in front of the game.

The Brazil global, who suffered an eye abrasion in the 2-1 victory over Tottenham on Saturday, shuffled inside then out onto his right foot and applied a low, angled drive past Alphonse Areola.

"But it was nice to see how Daniel performed and he paid 100% back so that's so cool for him, for us, such an important sign".

"I think this year we're confident as a team", he said.

But Choupo-Moting somehow also got himself a massive move and he too took to the Anfield pitch, replacing Angel Di Maria in the 80th minute after linking up with Thomas Tuchel for the second time.

The match started with Liverpool looking like the stronger side, controlling the ball well and defending with organization and well-timed challenges.

Liverpool thought they had a third after the break when Mohamed Salah had the ball in the net but the effort was ruled out by referee Cuneyt Cakir who correctly ruled that Sturridge had fouled Areola when the pair scrapped for a loose ball.

"If you play against PSG you have to reach the next level".

As Firmino showed after Liverpool seized on Mbappe's misfortune to make it six wins out of six in all competitions this season. The harder task is wining the Champions League for the first time.

The win extended Liverpool's ideal start that includes 5 consecutive wins in the Premier League.

Did Liverpool prove they can play with Europe's elite against PSG?

"It was clear that Hendo would come back and what a brilliant performance of him", said Klopp of Henderson.

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