In truth, Jurgen Klopp’s men were by far the better side throughout, and were deservedly 2-0 ahead after 40 minutes, but goals from Thomas Meunier and Kylian Mbappé looked like they’d somehow rescued a point for the Ligue 1 side.
But Firmino – who was on the bench tonight after suffering a gruesome-looking eye injury against Spurs on Saturday – managed to come up with a brilliant bit of magic in the 91st minute – and wasn’t shy about making reference to his aforementioned war wounds:
They've done it! 🙌
Roberto Firmino comes off the bench to score Liverpool's winner in stoppage time!
What a match! 🔴👊 pic.twitter.com/z8fRzWrhfY
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 18, 2018
Winning their opening match at home in a group that also contains Napoli and Red Star Belgrade was an absolute necessity for Liverpool tonight, but just how far can they go in this season’s competition?