Trent Alexander-Arnold mirrored on his staff’s milestone strike, which got here within the Champions League in opposition to Midtjylland on Tuesday evening
Diogo Jota’s strike not solely helped give Liverpool a 2-0 win at residence to Midtjylland, however it introduced up the Reds’ landmark aim throughout all competitions on Tuesday.
Premier League champions Liverpool hit the milestone determine 128 years after scoring their first aim – Jock Smith’s effort in an 8-0 win over Greater Walton at Anfield within the Lancashire League.
Alexander-Arnold supplied the help for Jota’s Fifty fifth-minute opener earlier than substitute Mohamed Salah sealed the Group D factors from the penalty spot within the third minute of stoppage time.
“It was a pleasant aim and a fantastic end from Diogo,” Alexander-Arnold mentioned. “We now have such a proud historical past and it is a fantastic achievement to succeed in that landmark.”
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Jota’s aim was the 370th Liverpool have scored within the Europe’s premier membership competitors, with 6,968 having come within the England‘s top-flight.
Subsequent on the listing is the second tier (977 targets), adopted by the FA Cup (708) and the EFL Cup (481), whereas Liverpool have scored 371 targets within the Champions League.
Different notable competitions embody the UEFA Cup/Europa League (173), Membership World Cup (six) and the Group Protect (26).
After scoring the ten,000th aim, Jota advised BT Spor t: “Nicely it is a begin. Clearly I am joyful to attain and to assist the staff to realize the win. Attaining that mark is at all times factor however I am extra proud of the victory right this moment.
“After away win, it is necessary to maintain on including factors and we did our job. We get the three factors, that is most necessary, and now we [need to be] prepared for the following sport.”
Liverpool marked their scoring achievement with a montage of a few of their best forwards, together with Kenny Dalglish, Ian Rush, Fernando Torres and Robbie Fowler, alongside trendy heroes Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.
Victory over Midtjylland means Liverpool have the utmost six factors from their first two Champions League fixtures, having overwhelmed Ajax 1-0 in Amsterdam final week.