Mohamed Salah hits double as Liverpool coast past Red Star Belgrade

The pre-match instruction had been pretty simple from Jürgen Klopp following defeat in Naples. “We have to show that we still know how it goes,” he said. Back to emphatic winning ways in the Champions League, back on top of the group and Mohamed Salah back among the goals too; Liverpool do not forget that easily.

Salah scored twice in a convincing defeat of Red Star Belgrade to make it a remarkable 50 goals in 65 appearances for Liverpool. It is also six for the season now for the Egypt international. Other strikers would love to struggle as he has done this season. Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mané were also on the scoresheet as Klopp’s team recorded a second successive home win in the group stage. It could have been more had Mané converted a penalty moments before he did score. Not that Liverpool were complaining – Napoli’s draw at Paris Saint Germain ensured victory took them to the top of Group C with the return at Red Star next.

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