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Mo Salah equals Steven Gerrard record for goals in Europe

Liverpool continued their impressive start to their Champions League campaign this week. The Reds utterly battered much fancied Italian side Atalanta with superlative performances all round. One of our star players made history in the tie, Mo Salah equalled the Steven Gerrard record of 21 goals in the Champions League.

Mo Salah equalled the Steven Gerrard record of 21 goals in the Champions League. (Photo by Peter Byrne – Pool/Getty Images)

Atalanta 0-5 Liverpool

Liverpool utterly battered Atalanta in their own backyard this Tuesday night.

The Reds tore their hosts apart in Bergamo with goals from Diogo Jota, Mo Salah and Sadio Mane.

Jota was in particularly fine form, netting a hattrick after just 54 minutes.

There were strong performances all round, Trent Alexander-Arnold’s passing was incisive and there was a composed, mature showing from Rhys Williams.

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Mo Salah equals Steven Gerrard

After 47 minutes last night, the Egyptian King scored a typical goal of his.

 

Curtis Jones fired a pass into the winger’s path as the ball broke from a corner, the forward haring away from his markers and eventually cutting inside to fire over the keeper.

The striker put Mo Salah level with Steven Gerrard on 21 goals for Liverpool in the Champions League.

Mo Salah to eclipse Steven Gerrard

The legendary skipper so often came up with the goods for us in Europe but he is being rapidly eclipsed.

Mo Salah will surely finish miles ahead of the Rangers manager in the Champions League goal stakes by the time he is through at Liverpool.

Sadio Mane himself is not far behind, just four goals off equalling Stevie G himself.

Mo pulling level with such an iconic figure in Liverpool’s history is testament to just how important the Egyptian is.

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