Roberto Firmino gives update on eye injury after PSG win

Lynette Rowe
September 20, 2018

With a minimum of five games still to play in Group C this season - home and away against Napoli and Red Star Belgrade, plus the return fixture against PSG - it's likely that Firmino will catch Liverpool legend Rush.

Roberto Firmino saved Liverpool's blushes with an injury time strike to seal a dramatic victory, but the England global missed a host of chances to tie up the game - leading the former Arsenal man to criticise his decision making and match sharpness.

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

But Firmino, who had come on for Sturridge earlier, scored a last-gasp victor to secure all three points for the Champions League finalists.

The 26-year-old did play a major role in helping his side equalise but besides that, he found it hard to get into the game and his body language was poor throughout the encounter.

"I think Bobby doesn't need his eye to play so I told him", said the Senegal global after the thrilling 3-2 win over PSG. "Can see him playing a 100 games for England....in midfield".

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"It's a great start".

Having inflicted the first defeat of the season on the French champions, Klopp believes Liverpool have reaffirmed the credentials that took them to the final of the elite European competition last term. Van Dijk conducted the back-line as he usually does and was able to provide the team with the necessary aerial threat (as it was PSG's weakness).

Neymar attempted to find Kylian Mbappe inside the area as PSG tried to exert pressure, but they were back on the defensive when, from another Liverpool corner, Joe Gomez shot over.

After going 2-0 up thanks to Daniel Sturridge and James Milner, PSG fought back and managed to get a late equaliser after Kylian Mbappe struck. It shows we have so much quality. He opened the bottle tonight and is ready now, so that's really important for us. "And that's what we've done by beating both of them [Spurs and PSG]".

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

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