Paris Saint-Germain kept possession in the first few minutes but Liverpool's harrying midfielders and pressing forwards got them back into the driving seat pretty quickly.
Just when it looked like Liverpool and PSG were heading towards an opening day draw, substitute Roberto Firmino, who had suffered an eye injury in Liverpool's win over Tottenham over the weekend, came off the bench and scored a 91st-minute victor for The Reds in thrilling fashion and literally with just the one eye!
Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino trained in goggles on Thursday as he continues to recover from an eye problem suffered at Tottenham.
"Yes, when you have Bobby Firmino available, you actually always think "come on, bring him", but it was nice to see how Daniel performed tonight".
I was made up for him to get his goal and he fully deserved his standing ovation when he came off for Firmino in the second half.
However, after starting on the bench, Firmino entered the fray late on and duly scored the winning goal in a dramatic 3-2 victory before celebrating by covering his eye with his hand.
Liverpool FC blew a 2-0 lead before coming back to win 3-2 against a Paris Saint-Germain side that appeared at times to be overwhelmed by the setting and the occasion in the 2018-2019 Champions League opener.
He responded by opening the scoring on the half-hour with a fine header and throughout the game Sturridge was a strong physical threat and effective link-up player.
When PSG equalised in the 83rd minute, I was thinking "well, this is a draw now" but Liverpool still pushed forward for a victor. I would say that one, two, three years ago probably everyone would have thought that is a mountain we can not climb.
"We look now much more tuned than it maybe was in the past", said Klopp.
"We changed the system because we expected a change from them".
"We scored wonderful goals, they were thunderballs".
"We didn't learn a lot which we didn't know before, but it's nice to see that we can do it".
For anyone who saw them play in the 1970s and 1980s, the name Liverpool is synonymous with complete domination, silverware, and thrilling football. The start that we've had is very good, we've won every game that's been put in front of us.