- End of 2nd Half
- 2nd Half
- Di MaríaChoupo-Moting80'
- 1st Half
- Milner (P)36'
- van Dijk27'
Liverpool - Paris Saint-Germain
Champions League - 18 September 2018
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FT: Liverpool 3-2 PSG. Firmino came off the bench to win it in stoppage time after Mbappe and Meunier had cancelled out Sturridge and Milner's earlier strikes. Last year's finalists are up and running at the top of Group C.
- OffSadio ManéLiverpool
LIVERPOOL CHANGE: Fabinho on for Mane.
Love the celebration from Firmino as he holds his hand over the eye he injured on Saturday.
- GoalRoberto FirminoLiverpool
GOAL! Liverpool regain the lead! Firmino twists and turns on the right of the box and rifles a stunning low effort into the far corner.
Three minutes added.
Neymar feeds Draxler who sees a dangerous shot deflected clear by van Dijk.
Alexander Arnold curls the free kick towards the top corner but sees it deflect into the side netting via a touch off the wall.
Mane tripped just outside the PSG area. It's left of centre. This is a good situation for the home side.
- OffMohamed SalahLiverpool
- OnXherdan ShaqiriLiverpool
LIVERPOOL CHANGE: Salah off, Shaqiri on.
- GoalKylian MbappéParis Saint-Germain
GOAL! Mbappe punishes Liverpool by firing low into the corner after Neymar's run had set alarm bells ringing in the home side's defence. The move came about when Salah needlessly lost possession inside his own half.
Mane wreaks havoc on the right. His cross is blocked and he follows up by nicking it over a defender's leg and rifling a shot just wide from a tight angle.
Neymar jinks towards the edge of the Liverpool box, but Milner gets a vital nick on the ball to allow Van Dijk to clear.
- OffÁngel Di MaríaParis Saint-Germain
- OnEric Maxim Choupo-MotingParis Saint-Germain
PSG CHANGE: Maxim Choupo-Moting on for Di Maria.
- OffEdinson CavaniParis Saint-Germain
- OnJulian DraxlerParis Saint-Germain
PSG CHANGE: Draxler on for Cavani.
Gomez with a great defensive header after PSG had threatened down the right.
PSG with their best spell of possession, but it's all in front of Liverpool at present. No urgency.
PSG finally getting set to make a change to try and rescue a point here.
Van Dijk nods down for Salah who can only fire wide of target. Liverpool continue to push for that third goal.
Firmino is making his 150th appearance for the Reds. He's notched 52 goals in that time.
- OffDaniel SturridgeLiverpool
- OnRoberto FirminoLiverpool
LIVERPOOL CHANGE: Sturridge replaced by Firmino.
Elsewhere in this group, it's still 0-0 between Red Star and Napoli.
Lovely feet from Sturridge. He looks for the shot but gets closed down and instead tees up Henderson. The skipper tries to dink it through for Salah but the PSG defence shuts the door.
STAT: Liverpool have won their last 5 games. They last won SIX in a row in a sequence of nine between February - April 2014.
A nearly moment for Mane. Milner's clipped free kick catches out PSG and TAA fires a volleyed cross into the middle that hits a defender and deflects to safety. Mane was in acres at the far post awaiting a tap in.
Liverpool have bossed this half, but will they be made to pay for not making the most of their chances?
VIDEO: Sturridge's opener.
That should have been three. Alexander-Arnold fires a peach of a cross into the middle for Sturridge who can only guide straight at Areola.
Mixed thoughts in the Twittersphere. Some feel Sturridge got a flick on the ball, others feel it was a foul.
DRAMA as Liverpool have a goal ruled out belatedly. Sturridge tried to make up for a poor touch as he looked to tuck home a deflected shot from Wijnaldum. The forward collided with Areola and Salah tapped home. The Reds celebrated but the referee eventually decided to rule it out.
PSG are looking to make change shortly.
Sturridge and Salah combining well with some slick play around the PSG area, but the Egyptian's attempt to flick a pass into the middle of the area is easily cut out.
A good spell of possession for Liverpool. Sturridge with some great feet to evade Bernat and win the hosts a free kick midway in the PSG half.
It's been a low-key start to this half. Still waiting for it to ignite.
STAT: Liverpool's last defeat at Anfield came at the hands of Real Madrid in 2014 (3-0) in what is their heaviest home defeat in Europe.
Sturridge peels free on the right. He immediately gets his head up and teases a floated pass towards Salah, who can't quite collect on the stretch.
PHOTO: James' joy.
PHOTO: The Reds' dynamic duo (so far tonight...)
KICK OFF! PSG restart the second period.
- End of 1st Half
HT: LFC 2-1 PSG. Sturridge and Milner (pen) put the hosts firmly in control before Meunier replied for the visitors.
Just the one minute added.
- Yellow cardThomas MeunierParis Saint-Germain
Meunier booked for bringing down Mane.
PSG ending the half with plenty of the ball. Liverpool looking to stand firm to ensure they maintain the advantage into the interval.
This is developing into a bit of a cracker. The PSG fans are in good voice now.
- GoalThomas MeunierParis Saint-Germain
GOAL! The visitors are back in it. Thomas Meunier hooks a super volley into the bottom corner after Cavani had failed to connect with a left-wing delivery.
It really was a poor decision to make a challenge from Bernat. PSG had plenty of players around Wijnaldum. There was no imminent danger.
- Goal by penaltyJames MilnerLiverpool
GOAL! Milner runs up and fires a low spot kick into the right corner, just beyond the reach of Areola.
Back up the other end and ... PENALTY TO LIVERPOOL. Wijnaldum tripped by Bernat.
PSG work a smart short corner from the right for Mbappe, who fires just wide after being left in acres of space.
Neymar steps up but fires it straight at the wall and the ball deflects out for a corner.
Free kick to PSG 30 yards out. Neymar and Di Maria over it.
That is Sturridge's second goal of the season.
- GoalDaniel SturridgeLiverpool
GOAL! Sturridge marks his first start in the CL for Liverpool with the opener. The forward powers a header beyond Areola from Robertson's sublime left-wing cross.
PSG seem to have weathered that initial storm from Liverpool. They are enjoying more ball under less pressure. The Reds are no doubt missing the work ethic of Firmino in terms of pressing from the front.
- Yellow cardVirgil van DijkLiverpool
Van Dijk is cautioned for pulling back Mbappe.
Mane faces up and completely bamboozles Neymar on the right. He dances into the area but then flashes his rushed strike well off target.
Di Maria has a pop from distance but it's meat and drink for Alisson.
Fair to say Milner is pumped up for this. He's already thundered into a couple of meaty challenges on this chap, Neymar. The warm-up didn't prepare the Brazilian for that!
FORTRESS ANFIELD: Liverpool have lost just one of the last 21 European games in L4 and are unbeaten in the last 16 at home, winning 11 and drawing 5.
Milner teases a pass in-behind for Mane. Areola gets caught in no man's land but Silva is across to hold off the Reds forward and avert the danger.
DID YOU KNOW? PSG have not won any of their last four Champions League matches against English sides (D3 L1).
Neymar outsmarts Alexander-Arnold and twinkle-toes his way into the box before seeing a low drive beaten away by Alisson. The rebound falls for Cavani but he can't get enough purchase on it to trouble the Reds' stopper.
Corner number six for LFC is met by Gomez who can only guide wide as he back-pedals to connect with a header.
Robertson and Mane combine brilliantly down the left with the latter getting to the byline and winning another corner for the hosts.
STAT: You have to go back to 2002 for the last time Liverpool lost their opening group game in Europe. They are unbeaten in their last 11 (7 wins).
Liverpool feeding on the energy of the crowd. PSG finally get hold of the ball and try to take some heat out of the situation.
Salah fires another corner right at Areola but the keeper does enough to tip it over. Liverpool clearly targeting the PSG keeper as a weakness at set pieces.
Areola is less than convincing as he punches Salah's right-wing corner away.
Liverpool well in control in the early exchanges. Alexander-Arnold drops a shoulder and surges into the area, but sees his low, driven cross diverted behind for another corner.
Milner finds space 20 yards out but sees his low drive palmed to safety by Areola.
Liverpool applying plenty of pressure. PSG clear another corner but can't seem to get out of their own penalty area at present.
A couple of early corners from Liverpool raises the noise level inside Anfield. The second one drops for Van Dijk who sees his snap shot tipped over by Alphonse Areola.
LAST TIME v the FRENCH: The Reds last met a French opponent in the 2015-16 Europa League group stage. They drew 1-1 in Bordeaux before winning 2-1 at Anfield in one of Klopp's first matches in charge.
Neymar picks up possession on the left and saunters into the middle. He accelerates beyond three challenges and tires to get Mbappe in-behind, but Van Dijk is across well to mop up.
LFC at home to FRENCH OPPOSITION: The Reds have won 11 and lost two of 14 matches on home turf versus sides from France. Marseille (2007) and Lyon (2009) are the only teams to have left L4 with a victory.
Hmmm... We'll see.
- 1st Half
KICK OFF! Liverpool get this mouthwatering Group C clash underway. The Reds will attack the Kop end in the first half.
The odd couple? Last term James Milner equalled the record set by Neymar (eight in 2016-17) for the most assists in a single CL season since 2003-04.
A BIT OF PREVIOUS: This is only the second time Liverpool and PSG will lock horns in Europe. The sides met in the Cup Winners' Cup semi final back in 1997 when the Reds lost 3-2 on aggregate, despite almost turning around a 3-0 first-leg deficit suffered in France. Robbie Fowler and Mark Wright notched for the Merseysiders at Anfield, but despite throwing the kitchen sink at the visitors, they could not undo the damage.
Will Henderson's experience be important tonight? He returned to Merseyside late following England's run to the World Cup semi final and has had to bide his time getting into the team. This is only his second start of the campaign
Both sides have made perfect starts on the domestic scene. PSG have won five Ligue 1 titles in the past six seasons and are heavy favourites to lift another come May.
But for Liverpool it's been a long wait since they last topped the top-flight. Indeed, you have to go way back to 1990. Is it finally their time?
PSG coach Thomas Tuchel: "If we judge ourselves only by the biggest goal in European football, the possibility of a big disappointment is high. Why should we do this? Sometimes I feel sorry for my team because I know the effort they put in. We play at home against defensive teams and we win and win and win. It is not because it is easy, it is because these guys show the hunger to win and win and win."
Jurgen Klopp on PSG: "Paris are one of the favourites for the competition, for sure. This team is built for winning the Champions League. They have unbelievable quality. I have said it before, I like these challenges, but I only like it because I have a really good football team. If I was not a manager, I would watch this game. We play at Anfield and it can be an advantage. We hope we can use that. We need any help we can get."
A big, big night for Mr Sturridge. Can he deliver?
As expected, PSG welcome back Neymar after he was rested against St Etienne on Friday. Kylian Mbappe also starts after serving a suspension which means the visitors do have their much-vaunted front three in attack. Centre back Marquinhos will play in front of the back four as a defensive midfielder for the third time this season while Juan Bernat gets the nod at left back ahead of Stanley N'Soki.
The good news for Liverpool is that Roberto Firmino is deemed fit enough for the bench after suffering an eye injury in the win at Tottenham. He is replaced by Daniel Sturridge who is one of two changes from the weekend. Captain Jordan Henderson also features in place of Naby Keita.
CONFIRMED TEAMS - LIVERPOOL: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Milner, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Mane, Salah, Sturridge... Subs: Mignolet, Fabinho, Keita, Firmino, Moreno, Shaqiri, Matip. /// PSG: Areola, Silva, Kimpembe, Meunier, Bernat, Marquinhos, Di Maria, Rabiot, Mbappe, Cavani, Neymar... Subs: Cibois, Kehrer, Choupo-Moting, Diarra, Draxler, Nkunku, N'Soki.
Hello and welcome to LIVE updates of the Champions League Group C clash between Liverpool and PSG at Anfield. It's 115 days since the Reds' final heartache in Kiev and now it's time for them to start all over again. First up, it's a side desperate to make a significant mark in Europe's elite competition after several years as big-spending nearly men. There's also the sub-plot that sees a battle of the front threes with some of the world's finest attacking talent on show in L4. Let's hope it's a cracker. Kick off 20:00 BST.