Mohamed Salah overtakes Steven Gerrard as Liverpool’s top Champions League scorer



By Abba Gwale

The Egyptian sensation and Liverpool’s legend, Mohamed Salah, has scored his 22nd Champions League goal for Liverpool on Wednesday. The Championship League’s goal has catapulted him to be the club’s all-time leading scorer in the competition.

In a match against Midtjylland that ended 1-1, Salah ran clear and poked home after just 55 seconds, which is the quickest Liverpool goal in a Champions League game.

“Exceptional player, absolutely exceptional player,” Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp said of Salah, who overtook the record held by former captain Steven Gerrard.

“He helps the team massively and he knows and appreciates the help of the team as well. If we only had Mo, even the incredible number of goals he got would not have been enough to be as successful as we were, so thank God others scored a lot of goals as well.

“That made this team pretty successful but Mo is a very exceptional player — I think nobody doubted it, but if you need numbers to prove it then he delivers that as well.”

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