Neymar had been in doubt for Wednesday’s clash after suffering an injury while on international duty with Brazil earlier this month.
But the forward was on hand as his side topped Liverpool, pouncing on a rebound from an Edinson Cavani shot and putting it home as PSG claimed a 2-1 win to move into second in Group C.
And the 26-year-old says he couldn’t miss out on a match as big as the one his side faced Wednesday, even if he wasn’t at his very best.
“I was not 100 per cent,” Neymar told reporters, via L’Equipe .
“But it was an important match so, injured or not, I had to be there.”
Neymar’s goal was not only a winner, it saw him become the all-time leading Brazilian goalscorer in Champions League history.