Liverpool scored a 93rd-minute winner through Roberto Firmino to beat Paris Saint-Germain at Anfield in the opening fixture of the Champions League group stage.
Yet, Thomas Tuchel doesn’t feel the late drama was a fair reflection on his side’s efforts after Kylian Mbappe equalised for the visitor’s in the 83rd minute. It appeared as though PSG would return to France having snatched two points from Liverpool’s clutches.
Firmino had other ideas, however, scoring for the Reds after coming off the bench. The Brazilian centre-forward started the game on the sideline after having his eyeball scratched by Jan Vertonghen at Wembley on Saturday.
His goal was superb, turning twice in the box to unsettle compatriot Marquinhos before finishing exquisitely to the far bottom corner. Tuchel believes his side was robbed despite never leading at any point in the game.
Firmino’s match-winning finish. Incredible scenes.pic.twitter.com/WGflGKuM4l
— Rousing The Kop (@RousingTheKop) September 18, 2018
Tuchel must be beginning to hate Anfield after losing a game at the hallowed ground in injury time for the second time after seeing his Borussia Dortmund side lose 4-3 late on after an iconic header from Dejan Lovren in 2016.
Speaking to the media, the German manager said: “Maybe the score didn’t tell the story of the game. We had a chance with Draxler to win the game. The result is not logical or correct. We played with a lot of bravery and mental strength.”
I, frankly, have to disagree as Liverpool were once again guilty of not taking their chances but if they had, there is no reason why the game could not have ended three or four nil to Liverpool.