After a dismal start to the new season, it feels like Jurgen Klopp‘s Liverpool is finally back in form. They defeated Scottish side Rangers 7-1, while Mohamed Salah finally found the back of the net at Ibrox Stadium.
Rangers’ attacking midfielder Scott Arfield gave his side an early lead when he broke the deadlock in the 17th minute with the help of teammate Ryan Jack. The scenes at the stadium were terrifying for the Reds’ supporters as they were against the Rangers.
But after a few minutes, Roberto Firmino slammed an effort in the net after Kostas Tsimikas’ corner leapt in the near post. And the first half ended level for both sides. It looked again like it will be a lethargic display by the side of Jurgen Klopp.
But it wasn’t as Roberto Firmino scored again, this time with the help of a play made by Harvey Elliott and Joe Gomez. In order to jump forward into the driver’s seat, Darwin Nunez also scored for the Merseyside club. Firmino showing selfless play, passed the ball to Nunez who was in a better shooting place.
Mohamed Salah’s new hat-trick record for Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League
Then we saw a Mohamed Salah masterclass. After the Egypt International joined the Merseyside club, he took the duty of being their main goalscorer and breaking a ton of records for the side.
However, since the start of the 2022-23 campaign, the Egyptian King looked really off. He was disappointed and agitated as he was not able to find the back of the net. And for Liverpool FC, things were getting worse with every single match passing.
Mohamed Salah scored thrice in just six minutes and 12 seconds and made a new record for scoring the fastest hat-trick in the history of the UEFA Champions League. The Egyptian King came off the bench to score the hat-trick and give Liverpool FC fans a better hope of Silverware this season.
“We had a really positive half time talk,” Klopp said. “We conceded a goal, scored an equaliser and had really good football moments, and we wanted more of that in the second half.”
Jurgen Klopp added, “A game is 95 minutes usually, so if you can build on parts of the first half you have to do that, and we did.“