Champions League: Mohamed Salah breaks Steven Gerrard's Liverpool record

Mohamed Salah has etched his name further into Liverpool folklore with the opening goal in Wednesday’s Champions League clash against FC Midtjylland.


Jurgen Klopp’s side were already assured of their place in the knockout stages but the German opted against resting his most potent forward for the trip to Denmark, despite the hectic schedule his side is currently in the midst off.

And the German’s side flew out of the block, opening the scoring inside 60 seconds when Salah capitalised on some ponderous defending, beat goalkeeper Jesper Hansen to the ball and poked it into the net with a fortuitous flick of his right boot.

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‘I think the first goal, a little bit of fortune,’ said BT Sport pundit Rio Ferdinand.

‘He never really had it under full control. You need to be there to have a chance to bobble it in.’

‘I think this is why he’s in the team,’ added former Liverpool striker Peter Crouch.

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‘He’s breaking records, it’s another one under his belt. He didn’t look to please but I’m sure he is inside.’

The goal represented Salah’s 22nd for Liverpool in the Champions League proper, nudging him one clear of Steven Gerrard making the Egypt international the Reds’ all-time leading scorer in the competition.

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Salah joined Liverpool in the summer of 2017 from Roma in a £34million deal and has since established himself as one of the most prolific goalscorers in world football, guiding Liverpool to the final of this competition in 2018 and helping them win the trophy 12 months later.