Published: Thu, November 07, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Liverpool on brink of Champions League knockouts

Liverpool on brink of Champions League knockouts

The 26-year-old, who scored against Liverpool in his side's 2-1 Champions League defeat on Tuesday, has a release clause in his contract reported to be about £10m.

Mohamed Salah set up a goal that paved the way for Liverpool to win a hard victory over the Belgian team, Genk, and lead their group in the Champions League.

The England worldwide soldiered on and played a further 40 minutes, during which he scored the winning goal of the game.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp explained how his strategy, which was around Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's position, paid off during the Reds' 2-1 win over Genk in the Champions League Tuesday night.

Liverpool have won 14, drawn three and lost only one of their games in all competitions this season, though that winning habit and squad depth will be severely examined after the global break. In the end, if we only score one and they score one it's a lot of effort.

But credit to Genk, who didn't lie down, even after taking their most unsafe player, Junya Ito, off and replacing him with Dieumerci Ndongala.

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Although the strategy paid off, Klopp insisted that Liverpool could have scored more. We don't have easy games. It was job done.

The leveller was no less than the Belgians deserved for a spirited effort in the later stages of the first half, but they were a goal down again soon the restart. But it went 1-1 and then it got tricky.

"We lost as a group, although we played a good game".

Salah has been directly involved in 68 goals in 59 appearances for Liverpool at Anfield across all competitions (50 goals and 18 assists).

Liverpool have a host of midfield options at their disposal, with the likes of Fabinho, Georginio Wijnaldum, Naby Keita, Jordan Henderson, James Milner, Adam Lallana and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain all at the club, but the Reds are always on the lookout to strengthen their squad further.

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