Thomas Tuchel believes PSG deserved more after a late winner from Firmino

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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.

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.

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Michael Mongie
Just like you, I am a hugely passionate Liverpool supporter. I started Rousing the Kop in January 2015 and since then it has grown tremendously and has even been nominated as 'Best New Football Blog' in the Football Blogging Awards.

6 COMMENTS

  1. LOL hes just trying to save his own ass trying to make himself feel better about the game knowing deep inside PSG despite all those expensive signings were totally outplayed by a better organized brilliantly drilled side .Liverpool ran through there defence with absolute ease if not for there once again bad finishing Liverpool could have scored four or five ….
    PSG have it so easy in the French league coming up against average sides week in week out have come up against a side thst took them on ,beat them at there own game. .

  2. If he really believes that, then he’s in trouble. Liverpool completely dominated. Look at their forward line, Mbappe, Cavani, Neymar, Di Maria. All top class and world class players. Liverpool kept them quiet. It was an intriguing game, Liverpool got their tactics spot on and apart from Salah, everyone was at the top of their game.

  3. LOL..if liverpool not squandered chances n go for 5 or 6 nil win..u(tuchel) already pecking ur belonging from paris city…typical looser….

  4. even salah cometed an error it was on the match, not body should be worry about it was like a celebration ooooooooh god firmino has score it was on match

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