Liverpool 3-2 Paris St-Germain: Jurgen Klopp 'loved' Roberto Firmino celebration

James Milner and Marquinhos

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was doubtful Firmino would be ready ahead of that game, but Mane had other ideas and proceeded to pester his team-mate.

Firmino, who only came on in the second half after scratching his eye in Sunday's victory at Tottenham, found the space to weave through the PSG defence and strike the ball low into the net to seal a 3-2 victory.

PSG's performance has been widely criticised, as the midfield trio of Marquinhos, Adrien Rabiot and Ángel Di María looked disjointed and Neymar's influence on the game was minimal.

But Firmino was fit enough to make the bench and he came on as a second-half substitute to score Liverpool's winning goal against PSG in injury time.

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

"It's a great start".

"The cool development of this club is that when you hear Liverpool are playing PSG you don't think we have no chance any more", the German manager told reporters. Then bringing Bobby after 70 minutes, it's a nice tool to be honest, I really like that.

He did take one for the team, though.

Daniel Sturridge, Firmino's replacement in Klopp's starting XI, had given the Reds the lead, which James Milner then doubled with a penalty following a foul on Georginio Wijnaldum.

Liverpool and Klopp will likely need that depth in the coming weeks as they face Southampton in the Premier League at the weekend before back-to-back clashes against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup and Premier League the following week.

"We are talking about having a £50m player at your disposal because he is potentially a world-class striker".

Messi has made clear his determination to go all the way in Europe this season and the Argentine duly scored the first goal of the 2018-19 group stage from a superb first-half free-kick.

"Obviously it's big for us to compete against teams like that, but we see ourselves at that level. And that's what we've done by beating both of them [Spurs and PSG]".



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