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Salah closes in on Messi’s imposing Champions League mark

Mohamed Salah’s fifth Champions League goal of the season against Red Bull Salzburg helped Liverpool qualify for the Round of 16 as Group E winners.

After a scoreless first half inside Red Bull Arena, Jurgen Klopp’s men cruised to a 2-0 win thanks to goals from Naby Keita and the Egyptian.

Salah’s effort meant he has now contributed 27 goals (19 goals and eight assists) for the reigning European kings since joining the Reds from AS Roma in 2017.

27 - Mohamed Salah has been involved in 27 Champions League goals for Liverpool (19 goals, 8 assists) - only Lionel Messi (28) has been involved in more since the Egyptian joined the Reds.