Competition
  • Champions League
  • Copa Libertadores
Liverpool LIV
4
Mane 8', A. Robertson 24', Salah 35', 68'
Salzburg RBS
3
Hwang Hee-Chan 38', Minamino 55', Erling Braut Haland 59'
Full-time

LIVERPOOL 4 - 3 SALZBURG

When you lose faith in football, go watch Klopp's Liverpool

The Reds provided their fans with another Anfield night to remember on Wednesday as they overcame RB Salzburg 4-3 in the Champions League.

Whenever you lose faith in football, go watch Liverpool. Any doubts you had are quickly removed. In fact, seeing them play takes you back to an almost forgotten time when football was ninety minutes of event-filled action; an hour and a half of innocence; where referees, controversies and conspiracies didn't exist. It's not true, of course, they have always been there, but there was a time when all that was secondary to the game.

Liverpool return us to our school matches, where everyone runs about (only here with structure), the ball is passed around at breakneck speed, there is no deliberation, and often a momentary lack of control adds to the fun.

Kids at play | Liverpool's Andrew Robertson celebrates scoring their second goal with Virgil van Dijk.

Kids at play | Liverpool's Andrew Robertson celebrates scoring their second goal with Virgil van Dijk.

On eight minutes they were already leading RB Salzburg, a side that aims to be a version of their English opponent. Then came Robertson's goal, a move started and finished by the Scotsman after switching between the two wings. Salah notched the third, but a 3-1 lead going into the break meant the second half had a little of the unknown about it... And quickly the comeback was complete from the Austrians, is if 'doing a Liverpool'. The 3-3 leveller from Haaland was his fourth in the competition. The Reds suffered a slump in form due to a feeling of overconfidence, but when they clicked back into gear, a Salah finish gave them all three points.

Standings
Grupo E PT PJ PG PE PP
1 4 2 1 1 0
2 3 2 1 0 1
3 3 2 1 0 1
4 1 2 0 1 1
Grupo E PT PJ PG PE PP
1 4 2 1 1 0
2 3 2 1 0 1
3 3 2 1 0 1
4 1 2 0 1 1