Salah equals Gerrard record as Liverpool's leading Champions League goalscorer

By Ben Spratt 4 November 2020 514
Salah equals Gerrard record as Liverpool's leading Champions League goalscorer

Mohamed Salah moved level with Steven Gerrard as Liverpool's top goalscorer in European Cup and Champions League history on Tuesday.

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 colours – as Jurgen Klopp's side moved 5-0 up after just 54 minutes.

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