However, Firmino came on as a second-half substitute to scored a superb victor in injury time to seal three points for Jurgen Klopp's side.
James Milner, an enormous presence throughout the night, fired home a nerveless penalty to double the advantage-his celebration was a little more old-school...
The vice-captain produced an outstanding display to help Liverpool defeat Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 at Anfield on Tuesday night in the first round of group-stage fixtures. "We were so strong and good with the ball", a relieved Klopp said.
"We scored wonderful goals, they were thunderballs".
Liverpool have so far won all of their games and sit comfortably on the top of the table along with Chelsea who have also garnered maximum points from 5 games they have played so far this season.
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"I was thinking about that today".
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.
The Reds dominated much of proceedings, however they allowed PSG to come back from two goals down and Robertson admitted he thought the Reds may have to settle for a draw. But we never lost our shape.
"We controlled the second half up until it's a sloppy pass in midfield and they broke on".
"Bobby's done a great finish so fair play to him and like I said, all the lads have done brilliant today so it was a real team effort".