Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah continued to write his name in the record books during the 3-2 win over Atletico Madrid yesterday, and became his club's historic top scorer in the Champions League by scoring the decisive penalty kick for the victory.
The Egyptian player raised his score in the continental competition with Liverpool to 31 goals, after he scored two goals in Madrid, to surpass the number of former captain Steven Gerrard, who scored 30 goals before his retirement.
Abu Makka set a record with the club, scoring for the ninth consecutive match in all competitions, but the match was not easy for coach Jurgen Klopp, as his team failed to advance with two goals in the first half, before Salah scored a penalty kick.
Klopp said - in a television interview - that "between the two halves, I think everyone on the field believed that the match would go in one direction, and we were thinking that we should try hard again."
Liverpool also received a boost by sending Antoine Griezmann, who scored Atletico's two goals during the first half, in the 52nd minute, in addition to taking advantage of a mistake against Diego Jota inside the area that resulted in the penalty kick.
"We played the second half with great strength in an exciting and violent match from both sides," Klopp said.
Atletico did not get a penalty near the end, after the referee reversed his decision after using the video assistant referee and following the shot on a side screen.Keywords: mohamed salah, name, liverpool, penalty kick, victory., king, records, victory, scorer, club, record books, team, atletico madrid, champions league, steven gerrard