But he's impressed in the heart of defence alongside Virgil van Dijk so far, leaving Dejan Lovren fighting to win his place back.
"You've all seen the "no look" goals so I think he doesn't need his eye to play". It will be interesting, however, to see how they cope against arguably the most potent attacking trio in world football in Neymar, Edison Cavani and Kylian Mbappé.
Whether it was a result of Mane's refusal to leave him alone or not, we will never know, but Firmino told Klopp he was fit to play on the morning of the match and was brought on with 20 minutes remaining to score the victor.
Our club's mantra is to ensure that anyone associated with Liverpool never walk alone or feel abandoned and by not backing every player to the hilt, criticism aside, some aren't afforded the support that should be a given at Liverpool.
"Gary should come over and tell me exactly how that would work".
When the teams emerged from the tunnel for their first Champions League group game and he settled into the technical area, Tuchel was greeted by a more familiar backdrop: thundering, tormenting - the type that ushers in a high tide, the type which can govern a game. "That would be amusing!"
The striker, Firmino's replacement in the starting XI, had "a super game and scored a super goal" as per Klopp's analysis.
PSG are the dominant team in France, however, former boss Unai Emery was unable to bring them success in the Champions League.
"And that's what we've done by beating both of them".
PSG were again eliminated by Spanish opposition in the Round of 16 last season when they were beaten 5-2 on aggregate by eventual champions Real Madrid.
But Firmino, who came on as a second-half substitute after recovering from his eye injury, scored a superb victor in injury time to seal three points for Jurgen Klopp's side.
If he fails to prove his fitness. "I loved his goal celebration", Klopp grinned.