Salah smashes Liverpool records with Champions League heroics

Mohamed Salah smashed a Liverpool record that has stood for more than three decades with yet another incredible strike to put his side ahead against Roma.

The Egypt international has enjoyed a sensational debut season at Anfield since moving from the Italian capital.

And he came up top again on Tuesday to break the deadlock in the semi-final first leg.

A delightful curling effort beat Alisson and put Liverpool 1-0 ahead in the first half, and in the process wrote the striker’s name into the record books.

And just before half time he was at it again, lofting the ball over the Brazilian goalkeeper for his and the Reds’ second.

Salah has netted in no less than 32 games this season, the most ever for a Reds player in a single campaign.

Liverpool favourite Ian Rush was the previous record-holder, having scored in 31 different matches back in the 1983-84 season.

Rush still holds the overall mark for goals in a Liverpool season with 47, although with 43 now Salah still has time to overtake the Welsh poacher.

Salah has now scored 11 goals in the Champions League this season, the most by a Liverpool player in a single season in European competition.

He has also found the net in his last five Champions League starts, a run that only Steven Gerrard has ever previously managed for the Merseysiders.

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