CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Mohamed Salah makes history in Liverpool victory over Atletico Madrid

Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah has become the first ever Liverpool player to score in nine consecutive matches as he found the net twice in the side’s thrilling 3-2 win over ten-man Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.

Salah, who has returned to his frightening best for the Merseyside giants this season, broke the deadlock to reach the historic milestone in only the eighth minute of last night’s action-packed Group B encounter.

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CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Mohamed Salah makes history in Liverpool victory over Atletico Madrid

It initially looked as if the goal would be taken away from Salah given it took a hefty deflection off James Milner, but the forward will have been relieved to see his name pop up on the scoreboard at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Jurgen Klopp’s men appeared on course for a comfortable evening in the Spanish capital as Naby Keita doubled their lead with a thunderous volley in the 13th minute, but the hosts drew level thanks to a quickfire brace from Antoine Griezmann.

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However, the match took another enormous twist in the 52nd minute as Griezmann was given his marching orders by referee Daniel Siebert for a high foot on Roberto Firmino.

The red card seemed to galvanise Liverpool and the pressure soon told as Mario Hermoso brought down Diogo Jota with a clumsy foul inside the box. Salah made no mistake with the resulting penalty and the visitors held firm for the remaining 12 minutes to secure victory.

The result saw Liverpool go five points clear of La Liga champions Atleti at the top of the group.

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