Champions League: Mohammed Salah draws Steven Gerrard’s all-time European record at Liverpool

Mohammed Salah draws Steven Gerrard’s all-time European record at Liverpool

Mohammed Salah draws Steven Gerrard’s all-time European record at Liverpool

Mohammed Salah draws Steven Gerrard’s all-time European record at Liverpool.

The Egyptian scored against Atalanta on Tuesday night as the Premier League side put five goals past Atalanta.

Salah netted a stunning breakaway goal two minutes into the second half as Liverpool put the Serie A side to the sword on Tuesday evening.

It was the Egyptian forward’s 21st strike in the Champions League for Liverpool – the same benchmark that had been set by Gerrard as the club’s all-time top scorer in the competition.

Salah is only in his fourth season at the club but looks set to create a bit of history by overtaking Gerrard in this campaign. Reds legend Gerrard spent 17 years at Anfield.

The 28-year-old also had a hand in Liverpool’s fourth goal, teeing up Sadio Mane to score, before Jota completed a sensational hat-trick in Italy. Salah will have an opportunity to break the record against Atalanta at Anfield in three weeks’ time.

Tuesday’s 5-0 victory saw Liverpool extend their lead at the top of Group D to five points as they continued their perfect start to the European campaign.

It also meant Jurgen Klopp’s men broke the record for the biggest ever win by an English club away to Italian opposition in European competition history.