Liverpool break records in 5-2 win over Roma at Anfield last night
Liverpool have scored the most goals in the UEFA Champions League this season with 43 goals in 11 games. Yesterday’s surreal and brilliant performance saw them set a number of records.
The man who was named Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year on Sunday has gone and proved his worth once more. Mohamed Salah has established himself as one of the best players in Europe.
Last night Mo scored 2 goals and assisted 2. Salah scored his first goal just 35 minutes into the first half, making him the first Liverpool player to hit 10 Champions League goals in one season. The Egyptian has scored 43 goals in 47 appearances since leaving Roma this season.
Furthermore, James Milner set a new record for the most assists in a single Champions League campaign, by assisting his ninth goal of the season. His corner directed into the back of the net by Firmino, giving Liverpool a 5-0 lead in less than 40 minutes. Similarly, Firmino had an outstanding performance last night. He assisted both of Salah’s goals in the first half taking his tally of Champions League assists to 7.
Nonetheless, for the star player Mo Salah, all the accolades and all the awards will mean nothing if the Reds end the season without a trophy.
“To win the Champions League is huge for everyone. I don’t care about the rest,” he explained.
Liverpool will travel to Rome next week for the return leg. The Reds will either face Real Madrid or Bayern Munich in next month’s final.