Mo Salah Becomes Liverpool All-Time Leading Scorer in UCL



Liverpool’s Champions League clash against FC Midtjylland tonight didn’t have anything on the line for the Reds, but it still created history. The Reds are already through to the UCL knockout round, as group winners to boot, so manager Jurgen Klopp fielded a younger side and gave some starters the night off.

Mo Salah was one first teamer who did play, and he got the scoring started right off the bat, in the very first minute. (See below)

It was an odd looking goal, sure, but it was a historical one as the Egyptian is now the Merseyside club’s all time leading scorer in Champions League competition. His 22nd goal in the UCL surpasses Steven Gerrard for first all time, and Salah got to the mark in just 39 matches.

Congratulations Mo Salah, the only one of Liverpool’s fabled front three to be in the starting lineup tonight. As of halftime, his goal was the only scoring in the game, although Naby Keita did see a shot from the box, in stoppage time, get saved.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank, partnered with News NowBanks, the author of “No, I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” has regularly appeared in WGNSports IllustratedChicago Tribune and SB NationFollow him on Twitter and Instagram.

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