[Tweets] 'Useless', 'Fraud', - Some Fans Tear Into Liverpool Star Despite PSG Win

Virginia Santiago
September 22, 2018

The Reds snatched a stoppage time victor at a raucous Anfield to start their Champions League campaign with a 3-2 win over Ligue 1 champions PSG in their Group C clash on Tuesday night.

Roberto Firmino's had an eventful week for minutes after scoring against Tottenham Hotspur, he was forced off with a freak eye injury and the Liverpool striker came off the bench to score an injury-time victor against Paris Saint-Germain. However, Tomas Tuchel's Paris Saint Germain had other thoughts, as Belgian full-back Thomas Meunier and French youngster Kylian Mbappe led the charge and completed the turnaround within the final seven minutes of the game.

Liverpool have now won six games on the trot this season, with one win in the Champions League and five in the Premier League.

Roberto Firmino is such an important cog in the Liverpool machine Sadio Mane was texting him 24 hours before their match against Paris St Germain urging the Brazil worldwide to declare himself fit for the Champions League opener.

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Despite that, World Cup victor Lippi said the decision signalled the need for VAR to be introduced in the Champions League . And Lippi could not hide his bemusement at the decision, which saw Ronaldo break down in tears on the Mestalla pitch.

"One, two or three years ago maybe people thought it's a mountain we can not climb".

Firmino recovered enough to be on the bench against Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday night though and proved to be his side's hero after scoring a late victor to complete a remarkable three days. "One of them a yard less tonight and it's game over".

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. The Reds took the lead after 30 minutes through Daniel Sturridge who started in the place of Roberto Firmino.

Klopp gave him a big hug before he sat down, and in the media conference afterwards praised his work-rate and said he is in the best shape he has seen him in.

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"I sent him a message on Monday saying: 'Hey Bobby, come on, we need you'".

"I think that it was balanced".

Fans at Anfield will continue to support their star player and rightly so as he looks to re-find his best form, but the stats are worrying and are only being masked by the fact that the team are in such fine form.

In what is likely to be a tight group, this meeting of the two teams expected to progress to the round of 16 showcased the strengths and weaknesses of both Liverpool and PSG.

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Salah was brought off two minutes later, and found his own curious way to celebrate Firmino's winning goal.

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