Liverpool continued their winning run in the UEFA Champions League as they beat favorites PSG three goals to two. Liverpool started the game on the front foot and Daniel Sturridge, who replaced the injured Roberto Firmino in the starting line-up scored the opening goal nearing the thirty-minute mark as he headed in an Andrew Robertson cross and left the PSG goalkeeper Areola with absolutely no chance. He was neither as inventive nor industrious like Bobby Firmino, but his work rate in this game was one of the best he has ever produced. There was no question of his finishing abilities and he showed just that with the first goal of the game.
— Ste Hoare (@stehoare) September 18, 2018
Klopp elected to start with the midfield trio of Henderson, Milner, and Wijnaldum and they didn’t fail him. All three had fantastic games as they completely outplayed the Parisian midfield. Henderson took complete charge of the midfield and most importantly helped double up on Neymar, while Wijnaldum was a useful defensive screen alongside Hendo and went forward occasionally with great effect. He won Liverpool a penalty just six minutes after Sturridge had scored the opener and James Milner converted coolly. Milner, however, was the star of the show. He always seemed to be in space and let Neymar know he was around early in the game, rattling the Brazilian forward on numerous occasions. He made terrific runs and never stopped working throughout the game, be it in attack or defense. Mo Salah, however, was the only man who didn’t have a good outing. He looked nowhere near his best and seemed disappointed after he was taken off. He gave the ball away on many occasions and resulted in the PSG equalizer. His compatriot on the other flank, however, was on fire as his pace and power along with trickery with the ball at his feet gave the defenders a torrid time.
New goal celebrations, Sadio? 😂 pic.twitter.com/z5UpPsN7MU
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 18, 2018
Paris Saint German looked below par throughout the game and looked listless due to Liverpool’s pressing game. Neymar and Mbappe were largely ineffective and scored the one time they linked up well late in the second half, a goal that was PSG’s equalizer. But Roberto Firmino’s late equalizer meant Liverpool deservedly won the game 3 – 2.