Mohamed Salah equals Peter Crouch’s only Champions League record in Liverpool win

Salah scored Liverpool’s second goal at the San Siro to give Jurgen Klopp’s side a big advantage after the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie with Inter Milan

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Jurgen Klopp evaluates Inter Milan’s victory

Mohamed Salah equaled another record after scoring Liverpool The second goal of their win over Inter Milan in the first leg Champions League The last 16 matches.

The Egypt international started in a normal right-wing position in the Reds’ three-man formation, although like most of his teammates, he struggled for large parts of the clash.

But that’s been the case since he arrived at Anfield, Salah has delivered at a pivotal time for his teamscore with seven minutes left to book Liverpool one foot in the quarterfinals.

Salah closed Trent Alexander-Arnold The header passed the ball inside the Inter box before his shot missed keeper Samir Handanovic, stuck and crossed the line for the Reds’ second goal.

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Mohamed Salah scores Liverpool’s second goal against Inter Milan

In addition to giving his side a huge advantage ahead of the second leg, Salah’s strike ensured he equaled Peter Crouch’s Champions League record.

Wednesday’s goal means Salah is now only the second player after Crouch to score against AC Milan and Inter in the same European campaign.

The English player became the first player to claim a unique record in the 2010/2011 season when he helped fire Tottenham into the quarterfinals of the competition.

Crouch faced Inter for the first time in the group stage, when he scored Tottenham’s second goal in a 3-1 win.

The striker came in from six yards after a Gareth Bale cross to help Spurs take the crucial three points.

The goal that helped him set the record was even more important when Spurs beat AC in the last 16 of the Champions League that season.

Like his strike against Inter, it proved to be another straightforward finish from the striker, who was started by Aaron Lennon.

Salah has a better chance of scoring than Crouch, having scored twice against AC in the group stage this season.

Peter Crouch has scored against both Inter and AC Milan in the 2010/2011 season

His first goal came in Liverpool’s thrilling 3-2 win in September, when he poked a slot for Divock Origi in the Reds’ second game.

He continued that in the final game of the group stage, spurring a rebound to lead Liverpool to victory, setting an amazingly flawless record.

Salah could become the first player to score twice against Inter and AC in the same Champions League season when the reigning Serie A champions travel to Anfield for the second leg on March 8.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was delighted with his side’s win at the San Siro and hailed Salah’s goal as “fantastic”.

Salah equals Crouch’s record of scoring against AC in September

“The physical game was horrible and we had to find a way. I think we got off to a good start. I think we started really well and played around with their roster,” said Klopp.

“Then they came up with a little bit of direct play and switched to full-back. We didn’t defend too well and our full-backs were alone in the one-on-one situation.

“It doesn’t work like that. In a game like this you have to keep the ball longer and that doesn’t happen often.

“We didn’t have a bright day but it was a good enough day to be a well-deserved winner because we scored two great goals.”

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