UCL: Salah sets goalscoring record as Liverpool progress as group leaders

Youngster Alexander- Arnold enjoyed a dream captainship as Mohamed Salah became Liverpool’s record Champions League goalscorer as the Reds completed their group-stage campaign with a draw at Midtjylland.

Jurgen Klopp’s side was already assured of top spot coming into the game, and they began perfectly as Egypt international Salah ran exact and poked home after just 55 seconds.

It was the quickest goal the team had scored in the Champions League, and on a night of numerous records for the much-changed visitors, Salah’s strike was his 22nd in the competition, surpassing club legend Steven Gerrard.

Summer signing Diogo Jota forced Midtjylland goalkeeper Jesper Hansen into smart saves via a flicked effort and another drive from the angle. At the same time, Divock Origi side-footed wide from an unmarked position.

Evander rattled the crossbar with a thunderous strike as the hosts piled on the pressure in the second half, and they claimed a deserved point through Alexander Scholz’s confident penalty.

Minamino puts the ball into the back of the net in the 90th minute, and the Reds thought they’d snatched the winner, but the referee overruled it after a handball check by VAR.

Serie A side Atalanta clinched second place in Group H with a 1-0 win at Ajax, who drop into the Europa League, while Danish champions Midtjylland finish bottom.

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