Mohamed Salah came up from the bench to become the player to score the fastest hattrick in Champions League history in a 7-1 win over Rangers.
Mohamed Salah who had a disappointing match against Arsenal in the Premier League put aside his poor performance to score three goals in a match for the first time this season.
With his team leading 3-1 at the start of the second half, the Egyptian went on to score a remarkable treble in just six minutes, 12 seconds, setting a new competition record.
In the seventh minute, Scott Arfield gave Rangers the lead.
Darwin Nunez, Harvey Elliott, and Roberto Firmino all scored in a victory for Jurgen Klopp’s team that gave them confidence and brought them within one point of making the knockout rounds.
The previous record was held by Bafétimbi Gomis in 2011, when it took him eight minutes to accomplish his hat trick during Lyon’s 7-1 victory over Dinamo Zagreb.
After the performance, Salah went home with the ball and won the man of the match award. With his 38 UEFA Champions League goals for Liverpool.
Salah has surpassed Didier Drogba for Chelsea and Sergio Aguero for Man City as the player with the most goals for an English club in the competition (both 36).
For Rangers, who had already lost several important players to injury before the game, it was a humiliating moment.
With no points in the Champions League at the moment, the squad is unlikely to go to the knockout round.
The 7-1 loss at Ibrox Stadium in Scotland is actually Rangers’ biggest loss in all competitions. The team gave a horrible effort, and the manager had no idea how to stop the Liverpool goals.
Liverpool now only needs one point from their remaining two games—away to Ajax and at home to Napoli—to ensure their qualification after Napoli defeated Ajax 4-2 earlier in the evening.
What Next For Liverpool And Salah
The Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield is anticipated to be the biggest of the year. Both teams last faced one another during the Community Shield.
Manchester City was defeated by Liverpool three goals to one. The only team without a loss this season is Manchester City; they are more composed and have a goal-scoring machine in Erling Haaland.
To halt the Manchester City attackers who have been on a roll this year, Klopp must devise a better strategy. Liverpool is now in position 10 and would drop out of it with a victory.