Mohamed Salah found himself on the scoresheet once again, breaking a record as Liverpool swept aside Toulouse 5-1 during their Europa League group-stage clash.
The Reds cruised to victory at Anfield to make it three wins from three in the Europa League. A stunning individual goal from Diogo Jota opened the scoring, however, the visitors soon hit back through Thijs Dallinga.
Following the break, Nunez should have had a second but inexplicably hit the post after rounding the keeper. Thankfully, Ryan Gravenberch was there to spare the Uruguayan’s blushes and cap an excellent individual performance.
Which brings us to Mohamed Salah. The prolific forward had come on as a late substitute on the night – yet still found a way to make his mark. During injury time, Salah danced past a defender in the box and rifled a right-footed effort that rattled in off the bar.
His strike ensured a jubilant 5-1 win for the Anfield faithful to enjoy – plus also saw Salah set a record.
Mohamed Salah breaks record for most goals for an English club in European competitions
This goal was Salah’s 43rd strike in European competition for Liverpool FC. As a result, the Egyptian superstar has surpassed Thierry Henry’s mark of 42 goals in Europe for Arsenal, an English club football stat that remained unchallenged for 17 years.
That is until Salah came along, of course. Mohamed Salah now stands alone with the record for most goals for an English club in European competitions. With two goals from three UEL matches this season and more games to come, the Egyptian will likely only extend this record further.
Salah’s momentous contribution was the cherry on top of a great display for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Jurgen Klopp reflects on Toulouse victory: “A perfect night”
The Reds boss was extremely pleased with how his team’s Thursday night went.
“Very happy,” Klopp told TNT Sports after the game. “How difficult the game could have been when you saw in some moments. But for the majority of the time we were in complete control.
“We scored wonderful goals and could have scored more. The right players scored, I would say. Nobody got hurt, too. So a perfect night. We could bring the kids in and show them how much we could trust them – so that’s all really good.”
This win over Toulouse saw Liverpool further consolidate the top spot in Group E. In addition, it should build confidence in the team as they look to keep pace at the top of the Premier League.
Record breaker Mohamed Salah and co. will look for more free-scoring antics when Liverpool host Nottingham Forest on Sunday.
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