Salah’s hat-trick helps Liverpool beat Rangers 7-1 and get close to the round of 16
Substitute Mohamed Salah scored the quickest hat-trick in the history of the Champions League as Liverpool came back to beat Rangers 7-1 on Wednesday. This put Liverpool on the verge of making it to the next round of the competition.
Salah came off the bench in the second half when Liverpool was up 3-1 and scored three goals in six minutes and twelve seconds. This turned a hard-fought win into a rout.
Roberto Firmino scored twice to bring Liverpool back into the game, and Darwin Nunez scored as well. After Salah’s goals, Harvey Elliott scored the last goal of the game.
It looked like Liverpool’s disappointing season was going to get worse when Scott Arfield scored 17 minutes into the game to put Rangers ahead for the eighth time in all competitions. This put the roof back on Ibrox.
This lead only lasted about eight minutes, though, because Firmino scored from a corner with a header near the post to tie things up. This was another example of his great season.
Liverpool was much better from the start of the second half, and Firmino’s goal 10 minutes after the break put them back in front. Gomez’s low cross was perfect, and Firmino scored to give him eight goals in all competitions.
When Rangers was trying to win, Nunez, who joined the team at the end of the season, scored a great goal to put the game out of reach for the home team before Salah took the spotlight.
Elliott’s late seventh goal made things worse for the home team and sealed the win for Liverpool. They are now second in Group A and need just one point from their last two games to be sure of a spot in the next round, while Rangers are at the bottom with no points.