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'Brought a bit of fire': £83k-a-week Liverpool ace lauded for giving Milan a 'torrid time'

Liverpool got their Champions League campaign off to a superb start by claiming all three points against Milan at Anfield.

However, it wasn’t plain sailing – the Reds had to work hard for their victory and had to come from behind at one point.

Liverpool took the lead after just nine minutes when Fikayo Tomori deflected Trent Alexander-Arnold’s effort into his own net.

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But Jurgen Klopp’s side failed to double their advantage when Mohamed Salah failed to convert a penalty.

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And despite outplaying the visitors for most of the first half, the Reds fell behind just before half-time through Ante Rebic and Brahim Diaz.

Salah subsequently made amends for his penalty miss by slotting from close range on 48 minutes, Divock Origi with a superb assist.

And in the 69th minute, a half-cleared corner fell to Jordan Henderson, who let rip with a ferocious effort from just outside the area.

All in all a good night’s work for Liverpool, and Andrew Robertson was one of several players who shone for the Anfield giants.

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The Liverpool Echo gave the £83,000-a-week ace 8 out of 10 and wrote: “Brought a bit of fire when required.

“Helped give Milan right-back Calabria a torrid time for large periods with his strong running.”

And 90Min gave Robertson 7 out of 10 and wrote: “Motored up and down the left wing all night.

“Won the penalty and created a host of chances for his team, finishing the game with three key passes.”

Liverpool return to Premier League action on Saturday when they host Crystal Palace at Anfield.

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