Sunday, December 10, 2023

Liverpool won despite falling behind

Liverpool fell behind for the fourth time in five games this season yesterday. But in the end Allreds beat Austrian club LASK 3-1.

Liverpool returned to Europe for the first time after being runners-up in 2016. The team, which took the field against LASKK with a massive change in the XI, fell behind in the beginning. In the 14th minute of the match, Sasha Horvath crossed from the corner and sent the ball to his teammate Florian Flecker who was just outside the Liverpool box. The Austrian midfielder took control of the ball and connected it to Liverpool’s net with a bullet speed shot.

Liverpool equalized with the help of a penalty in the 56th minute of the match. Luis Diaz was fouled in the D-box and gifted a penalty by the host star Philippe Gierris. Darwin Nunez brought Liverpool back to parity by scoring from the spot kick.

The English giants took the lead seven minutes after equalizing. Dutch midfielder Ryan Gravenbark attacked the right wing with the ball from their own boundary and passed to the D-box. Diaz beat the LASK goalkeeper in a one-on-one position from six yards out. And in the 74th minute, when Salah entered the field as a substitute, Liverpool’s edge in attack increased. The Egyptian forward did not keep the Allreds waiting for long. In the 88th minute, he scored from Nunez’s pass.

And thanks to this goal, Salah shared a record of former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry. The French legend holds the all-time record for the most goals for an English club in Europe’s top tournament. Salah shared that record last night. Both now have 42 goals in European competitions.

In the end, Jurgen Klopp’s disciples left the field with a 3-1 victory. Along with that, Liverpool has taken the top spot in Group E. Their next match in the Europa League is against Union Saint-Gilles on October 5.

(22 September/MM)


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