Well that was tense.
The win was fairly assured ahead of kick-off, with only the staunchest Red Bull Salzburg supporters and barmy optimists predicting anything other than a home win – especially when considering 'the new Zlatan/wonderkid with the world at his feet'
Liverpool to win comfortably, 3-0.— Nags (@NagsAnn) October 2, 2019
Sadio Mane is better than Salah, there i said it. https://t.co/3iinDC34Wi— Ayyaz Raja (@AyyeAre) October 2, 2019
Not to be undone, Liverpool's full-backs (AKA fourth and fifth forwards) combined wonderfully to grab the second. Andrew Robertson started and finished the move in superb fashion, getting on the end of Trent Alexander-Arnold's low cross to outdo his Senegalese teammate.
Wow just wow what a fantastic goal what a play brilliant pass from TAA and a lovely finish by Robertson. I can get use to this our fullbacks combining for a goal 2-0 #LIVSAL— Asmank Sharma (@AsmankSharma) October 2, 2019
You what, FIFA?
At this point the floodgates had burst open with a tidal waves of Anfield attacks causing all sorts of problems for Red Bull Salzburg. A free-flowing move this time ended with Mohamed Salah poking home after Firmino's effort could only be parried into his path.
Now. Hold your breath. Drink it in. Because what happened after that goal really happened.
Are you ready? No? Well tough luck because you're getting it anyway.
Virgil van Dijk got done. Like, properly done. And it was majestic. Aside from that aspect, however, the visitors got themselves a consolation after a superb individual goal from
It was at this moment Van Dijk knew his reputation was ruined pic.twitter.com/t6S18hLEyv— SiNaChi (@Ser_Bart) October 2, 2019
Your boy Hwang just sent Van Dijk back to Celtic.— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) October 2, 2019
Goals worth triple if you manage to dribble past van Dijk pic.twitter.com/HzE7graeJS— ⚽️442oons⚽️ (@442oons) October 2, 2019
Goal back for Salzburg! Great goal by Hwang— Coral (@Coral) October 2, 2019
Van Dijk turned inside out and sent for a hot dog pic.twitter.com/2J15K9Q3GC
Bring on the second half. Bring on...what? Another Salzburg goal???
This, doesn't happen. Aren't Liverpool meant to be the comeback kings in Europe?
Minamino. Liverpool have been asleep since 3-0.— Ian Doyle (@IanDoyleSport) October 2, 2019
I said another goal, no TWO (AN) OTHER GOALS!??!?!
Shellshocked. Stunned. Silenced. Scintillating.
Having been on the pitch for no more than two minutes, Dat Guy
Well, well, well. 3-3. Haaland tap-in. Salzburg coach Jesse Marsch does a Mourinho, sprinting down the touchline, joining the celebrations in front of the Salzburg fans. Crazy game. Poor defending #lfc. #LIVSAL— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) October 2, 2019
What a fantastic comeback from Red Bull Salzburg and one they absolutely deserve. Takumi Minamino has been superb here. Liverpool have been horribly complacent since their own third goal.— Dominic King (@DominicKing_DM) October 2, 2019
The Salzburg attackers to Liverpool’s defence https://t.co/XW8QIR8yPq— Owen M (@avfc0wen) October 2, 2019
But no, there was Salah to poop the party. Silly, annoyingly talented Egyptian forward. Always spoiling the fun.
They couldn't muster up another equaliser from this point, but n
Well done to Salzburg. Gave a proper fight.— Benit Avdyli (@BenitAvdyli) October 2, 2019
Damn what a game, all credit to Salzburg for there 2nd half performance, they are an exciting side going forward & that Hwang up front is a fuckin player....1st half we was immense tho #LFC ✊— The Undisputed King Of Petty磊 (@lornehart1) October 2, 2019
A superb match the savour for the neutral, there will no doubt be moments for Jurgen Klopp to divulge into when he meets the players for training. Leading 3-0, it looked oh so comfortable.
Let's just finish off with some stats, shall we?
3 - Liverpool have conceded three goals in a home Champions League game for the first time since October 2014, when they lost 3-0 to Real Madrid. Stunned. pic.twitter.com/yE3Pbr9SXS— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 2, 2019
Liverpool are now unbeaten in their last 23 home games in the Champions League since their last defeat against Real Madrid in October 2014.— Coral (@Coral) October 2, 2019
The European Champions start off strong at home pic.twitter.com/UMC83XrsR9
Only two managers have managed 20+ games for Liverpool without having lost at Anfield in European competition:— Squawka Football (@Squawka) October 2, 2019
gbeng Bob Paisley (29)
Jurgen Klopp (20)
Fortress Anfield. pic.twitter.com/RFQ79aY0Hb
Source : 90min