Roberto Firmino has a blinder as he celebrates Liverpool winner by covering one eye

The Brazilian was left on the bench for the Champions League blockbuster after Spurs’ Jan Vertonghen caught him in the eye on Saturday.


Firmino came on to snatch the points after Liverpool looked to have blown a two-goal lead at Anfield.

Reds left-back Andrew Robertson said: “There is nothing better than a late goal.

“It was a great finish from Bobby and he came on and made the difference.”

Jurgen Klopp’s men went two goals ahead thanks to Daniel Sturridge — on his first Champions League start in six years — and a James Milner penalty.

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But the Reds were pulled back as Paris Saint-Germain scored through Thomas Meunier and Kylian Mbappe in a thriller before Firmino struck.

Sturridge said: “I was thinking about it today, the last time I scored in the Champions League I think it was for Chelsea when they won it.

“So it’s great to contribute to the team but it’s early days in this competition so we are not  getting too excited.

“It was a great ball from Andy — him and Trent have a little competition going right now so I’m happy to help him out. It was a good night for the team and I’m really happy.”

The win puts last season’s finalists Liverpool in the driving seat in Group C as Red Star Belgrade and Napoli produced a stalemate.

Robertson added: “The fans and the players have been waiting for the Champions League to start back up again since May and it was good to get started but we made it hard at times.

“We controlled the second half but one sloppy pass cost us and we know they have the players — and the one and only time they opened us up they scored.

“We probably thought it would be a draw but we stuck at it and found a second wind and the chances kept coming.”

Ex-Liverpool striker Michael Owen said: “That’s one thing Sturridge has and never will lose, that instinct of where the ball is going to come.

“Robertson’s ball is unbelievable — hitting a moving ball at that angle is amazing in itself, but finding the little space between Thiago Silva is even better.”

BT Sport pundit Rio Ferdinand added: “It looked like PSG were in a testimonial game at times and they got punished.”

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