Salah Equals Champions League Record

Mohamed Salah
Mohamed Salah

Having found the back of the net against Napoli during Liverpool's 2-0 UEFA Champions League victory on Tuesday night, Mohamed Salah equalled a club competition record in the process.

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Having lost to Leeds United at home in the Premier League on the weekend, one would have forgiven any Reds supporter for going into their final UCL group-stage encounter against Gli Azzurri with a bit of pessimism.

While the Merseyside outfit has suffered a floundering start to the English top-flight campaign, the Serie A giants have had contrasting fortunes in both the league and European football.

In fact, Luciano Spalletti's men faced Liverpool on Tuesday having not lost a match all season, but that was about to all change.

Having been thrashed by the Italian side 4-1 at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona earlier in the competition, Jurgen Klopp's side exacted revenge this week, with the six-time European champions leaving Anfield with all three points courtesy of goals from Salah and Darwin Nunez.

Both strikes came in the dying moments of the game as Liverpool drew level on points with their Italian counterparts in Group A, but finished in second place due to an inferior goal dfference.

Salah has suffered from some erratic form this season, especially in the Premier League, but in the UCL, the 30-year-old has been as prolific as ever.

In six European games so far this season, the Egyptian attacker has found the back of the net seven times, and his strike against Napoli was a record-equalling one.

Salah has now moved level with Liverpool icon Steven Gerrard for the most goals in European football for the club, 41.

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He will hope to continue that form in the Reds' next match, an EPL encounter against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

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