In simply his third season with the six-time European champions, the Egypt star has matched the membership legend’s feat with a strike in opposition to Atalanta
Salah netted a shocking breakaway purpose early within the second half in opposition to Atalanta because the Reds tore the Serie A side apart in a 5-0 victory.
That strike, a composed left-footed end on the finish of a fast burst ahead, was the Egypt worldwide’s twenty first within the Champions League correct for the group. Salah has due to this fact tied Gerrard’s all-time membership benchmark.
21 – Mohamed Salah has now scored 21 targets for Liverpool within the Champions League, drawing degree with Steven Gerrard because the membership’s highest goalscorer in European Cup/Champions League historical past. Dizzying. #UCL pic.twitter.com/pZcsID2kf6
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 3, 2020
Salah, who reached the 2018 remaining in his first season at Anfield and gained the competitors the next 12 months, swiftly teed up a fourth Liverpool purpose for Sadio Mane.
Diogo Jota had scored twice earlier than the break and accomplished his hat-trick – his first in Liverpool colors – as Jurgen Klopp’s aspect moved 5-0 up after simply 54 minutes.
That might be the top of the scoring as Jurgen Klopp’s males cruised to a win that noticed them win their third straight match within the Champions League group stage.
Liverpool are in pole place to qualify for the knockout section after going prime of Group D, 5 factors away from Ajax and Atalanta who’re each on 4.
The five-goal victory on Tuesday means Klopp’s aspect additionally set the document for the largest ever win by an English membership away to Italian opposition in European competitors.
Jota has impressed for the Reds of late, with the Portugal worldwide solely the second participant to attain on his first two begins within the Champions League for Liverpool, following Robbie Keane again in 2008.
Having additionally starred for Wolves within the Europa League final time period, Jota has now scored three hat-tricks within the Champions League and Europa League mixed because the begin of final season, the one participant to have finished so greater than as soon as.
He has scored 9 targets because the begin of final season in European competitors – six for Wolves and now three for Liverpool – which is greater than some other participant for an English aspect in that interval, excluding strikes in qualifying matches.
Following the worldwide break, Liverpool’s subsequent Champions League match will probably be in opposition to Atalanta at Anfield on November 25.