Liverpool scored a goal and won 7-1 against Rangers in matchday 4 of Group A of the Champions League at Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, Thursday morning WIB.
Mohamed Salah scored three goals, while Roberto Firmino scored two goals and Darwin Nunez and Harvey Elliot scored the other two. While Scott Arfiel scored a consolation goal for Rangers.
In this match, Mohamed Salah scored a hat-trick in just six minutes and 12 seconds between his first and third goals, the fastest in Champions League history.
This additional three points makes Liverpool firmly in second place in Group A standings with nine points, a difference of three points from Napoli which ensures qualification to the next phase.
While Rangers are still slumped at the bottom without a single win in four matches.
Rangers dared to take the initiative to attack from the early minutes and press Liverpool’s defense. The Reds, who fielded Darwin Nunez and Roberto Firmino up front, struggled to create chances.
Rangers surprised Liverpool when they took the lead in the 17th minute. Liverpool’s tenuous defense makes Rangers easy to penetrate.
Ryan Jack sent a pass into the empty area. Scott Arfield who emerged from behind easily sent the ball into the right corner of Alisson’s goal to put Rangers 1-0 up.
Rangers almost doubled their lead four minutes later through Mirko Colak after a Gomez backpass blunder but Konate cleared the ball.
Fabio Carvalho created the first chance for Liverpool in the 23rd minute, unfortunately the Brazilian midfielder’s shot in front of the penalty box was wide.
Liverpool made it 1-1 in the 24th minute when Firmino headed in a Kostas Tsimikas corner at the near post. The ball slid smoothly into the corner of Allan McGregor’s goal.
Rangers continued to press Liverpool who lost a lot of balls in midfield. Darwin Nunez is difficult to get the ball supply from the middle or the wings.
Rangers had another chance in the 42nd minute when Junior Sakala burst in from the right and past Tsimikas, before sending a pull pass into the middle. Arfield responded with a shot that Konate could still stop in front of goal.
In the second half, Liverpool turned ahead in the 55th minute. Firmino scored his second goal after cheating the ball from Joe Gomez’s cross from the right and McGregor was unable to block it. The Reds lead 2-1.
Darwin Nunez finally registered his name on the scoreboard while taking Liverpool away 3-1 in the 66th minute. The goal started when Fabinho snatched the ball from Steve Davis and gave it to Carvalho.
The ball was passed to Firmino who followed it with a heel towards Nunez, who pinpointed it at the far post without McGregor being able to keep it out.
Liverpool included Diogo Jota and Mohamed Salah to add to their pounding power to replace Firmino and Nunez.
Jurgen Klopp’s substitution proved effective. Salah scored in the 75th minute to put Liverpool 4-1 ahead. Elliott’s ball that hit the opponent fell at Salah’s feet and was carried towards the goal, before shooting it into the right corner.
Salah scored the second goal and made it 5-1 in the 80th minute when a wild ball hit him in the box. Despite being escorted by three players, Salah was able to break into McGregor’s goal on the left side.
The Egyptian striker then scored a hat-trick a minute later with a quick attack from the right, following Jota’s pass. Salah went into the middle and fired a shot into the left side of McGregor’s goal. The position is 6-1.
Liverpool’s goal feast was closed with a goal from Harvey Elliott in the 87th minute after shooting a wild ball from Jota’s kick which was pushed over by McGregor. The goal was reviewed by VAR for an alleged offside before it was confirmed.
Rangers (4-2-3-1): Allan McGregor; James Tavernier, Connor Goldson (Leon King 45′), Ben Davies, Borna Barisic; Ryan Jack, John Lundstram; Junior Fashion Sakala, Scott Arfield, Ryan Kent; Antonio-Mirko Colak.
Liverpool (4-4-2): Alisson; Joe Gomez, Ibrahima Konate, Virgil Van Dijk, Konstantinos Tsimikas; Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Harvey Elliott; Roberto Firmino, Darwin Nunez, Fabio Carvalho.