Salzburg vs Liverpool ended in victory for Jurgen Klopp’s men in Austria
– Naby Keita and Mohammed Salah’s goals were all Reds needed to see off their hosts
– The encounter saw Salah become only second Liverpool player after Steven Gerrad to score 20 times in Champions League
Salzburg vs Liverpool ended in another vital 2-0 victory for the Premier League giants as they continue their daring dominance on the European stage.
Jurgen Klopp’s men were ruthless and unstoppable in the tough Champions League encounter on Tuesday night, December 10, in Austria all thanks to Mohammed Salah and Naby Keita’s show of brilliance.
Liverpool came into the game head-high with impressive 10 points from five UCL games so far but were given a torrid welcome by the resilient host sides.
Salzburg put in a stubborn yet courageous performance that saw the game dragged into stalemate in the first-half.
Liverpool, however, broke the deadlock in the 57th minute through Naby Keita’s wonderful header to change the score-sheet to 1-0.
The Guinean star beautifully headed Sadio Mane’s perfect cross from the left wing after the Senegalese ace gave Red Bull’s defence a breath-ceasing run.
Mohammed Salah added to Liverpool’s lead in the 58th minute through an outrageous masterclass finish.
The Egyptian star produced mesmerizing moment that saw him speed pass Salzburg defender before firing into the net, leaving Red Bull goalie helpless.
Salah has now been involved in 27 Champions League goals for Liverpool (19 goals, 8 assists), and it is only Lionel Messi (28) who has been involved in more goals since the Egyptian joined the Reds.
Similarly, the Egyptian became only the second Liverpool player after Steven Gerrad to hit the net 20 times in the Champions League.
Liverpool cruised to victory with the two goals and topped the Group E table with 13 points to book a place in Champions League Round 16.