Roberto Firmino’s injury-time winner gave Liverpool a dramatic victory over Paris St-Germain in their opening Champions League Group C game at Anfield.
Firmino was only fit enough to be on the bench after suffering an eye injury in Liverpool’s victory at Tottenham on Saturday – but he emerged on 72 minutes to secure a win that manager Jurgen Klopp may have thought was slipping away after Kylian Mbappe’s late equaliser threatened to rescue a point for PSG.
“It was really important that we started the game as we did. They changed the system a little, bringing Neymar on to the left wing and playing Di Maria in the half-space. Not a bad idea. You had to really keep your focus. But we did really well, covered a lot of yards and closed all the spaces and we used the right wing – Neymar is a world class player but he’s not a defender so we tried to use that,” Liverpool manager Jurgen Kloop after the match.