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Mo Salah saves Liverpool from Red Bull Salzburg

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It was almost another embarrassing night for champions league leaders, Liverpool as they blew a three-goal lead to allow Red Bull Salzburg back into the game leaving the fans with their heart in their mouth for most of the second half of the game.

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The visitors were trailing in the game at half time but whatever coach Jesse Marsch told his team worked a treat has they came out firing in all cylinders and nearly staged a comeback that would have been one of the greatest comebacks in the history of the champions league.

Mo Salah saves Liverpool from Red Bull Salzburg

Red Bull Salzburg have been prolific this season, they beat Genk by in their last domestic game.

Former Salzburg player Sadio Mane scored within ten minutes sweeping in home at the near post.

Andrew Robertson turned in a cross from Trent Alexander-Arnold before Salah poked a third under keeper Cican Stanokovic.

At this point it looked like the Premiere League leaders were having a party and the night couldn’t have gone better for Jurgen Klopps men. The fans were having a party.

Second half and it quickly turned into a game of two-halves, Salzburg put the Reds on the backfoot like they’ve been reduced to 10 men. It was really a spectacle and a lovely watch for the neutrals. Purses raised and hearts skipped as Salzburg looked to make it two winless matches in a row for the champions.

 

Salzburg, like Liverpool, have scored goals for fun this season – 40 in nine league games – and began their fightback when Hwang Hee-chan got the better of Virgil van Dijk before scoring with a powerful strike.

The visitors reduced the deficit further when Takumi Minamino volleyed in and the away fans erupted when substitute Erling Braut Haaland tapped in an equaliser – his 18th goal of the season.

Mo Salah saves Liverpool from Red Bull Salzburg

The home fans looked glum and bewildered, Jurgen Klopp couldn’t believe his eyes but one name stood out tall from the Liverpool camp for a reason and on a night when his team needed someone to carry them over the line, the man Mo Salah stepped up and latched on to a Roberto Firmino’s header, scored with a fierce strike and again shows why he is elevated to one of the very best in the world along the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

 

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