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Mohamed Salah moved level with Steven Gerrard as Liverpool’s top goalscorer in  Champions League history on Wednesday morning

Salah draws level with Gerrard as Liverpool's all-time leading Champions  League goalscorer | Goal.com

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Salah netted a stunning breakaway goal early in the second half against Atalanta as the Reds tore the Serie A side apart.

That strike, a composed left-footed finish at the end of a rapid burst forward, was the Liverpool number 11’s 21st in the Champions League proper for the club.

Salah, therefore, tied Gerrard’s all-time benchmark.

 

Salah, who reached the 2018 final in his first season at Anfield and won the competition the following year,

swiftly teed up a fourth Liverpool goal for Sadio Mane.

 

Diogo Jota had scored twice before the break and completed his hat-trick – his first in Liverpool colors –

as Jurgen Klopp’s side moved 5-0 up after just 54 minutes.

 

That would be the end of the scoring as Jurgen Klopp’s men cruised to a win that saw them win their

third straight match in the Champions League group stage.

 

Liverpool are in pole position to qualify for the knockout phase after going top of Group D,

five points clear of Ajax and Atalanta who are both on four.

 

The five-goal victory on Tuesday means Klopp’s side also set the record for the biggest ever win by an English club away to Italian opposition in European competition.

SOURCE OMNISPORT
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