Super sub Firmino hands Liverpool flying Champions League start over PSG

Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Liverpool FC and Paris Saint-Germain. (Pic by David Rawcl

"We had a good game and pressed them high to make them suffer", said Inter coach Luciano Spalletti.

But Firmino, who started on the bench due to an eye injury suffered against Tottenham on Saturday, had the final say as he twisted and turned before firing into the far corner to stretch Liverpool's flawless start to the season to six games.

After finding the net and sending Anfield into raptures, the 26-year old produced a brilliant "one-eye celebration" to reference his recent injury. Yes, when you have Bobby Firmino available, you actually always think, "Come on, bring him".

"When you are in that situation as a player, and it looks like your days could be numbered, there is only a way back if you really want it".

Salah has failed to replicate the dizzy heights from last season that saw him score an incredible 43 goals in 50 games across all competitions to help him win a host of individual honours including the 2017/18 Golden Boot and the PFA Player of the Year Award.

"It was really important we started like we did", Klopp said.

Often considered one of the greatest finals in Champions League history, Liverpool famously came from three goals down to triumph over Italian giants A.C. Milan in the 2005 UEFA Champions League Final.

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"I think it is about desire and belief, it is what we try to do". "The squad is so strong as a unit".

The Egyptian worldwide has managed just 2 goals in his 6 games so far this season and failed to get on the score-sheet again last night after seeing a close-range effort ruled out following an apparent foul on the PSG goalkeeper. We are a challenger and we are a challenger again for pretty much everything, especially in each game. Obviously it's big for us to compete against teams like that. "We have to keep going".

Liverpool have won all five of their opening Premier League games after spending a then-world record fee for a goalkeeper on Alisson Becker, bolstering their midfield options in Naby Keita and Fabinho and adding extra back up to a prolific front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane with Xherdan Shaqiri.

Kylian Mbappe: Had a couple of lightning-quick breaks in the first half which pulled Liverpool apart but his distribution was lacking and he found Andrew Robertson a tough opponent.

"I don't think this is a marker, it is just a start to the campaign".

"[They're] special nights at Anfield, the European nights, so we look forward to it. PSG are a fantastic team, but I feel as if we're going in the right direction".

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