The best photos as rampant Liverpool cruise past Red Star to 4-0 Champions League win

24 October 2018

Liverpool’s front three all found themselves on the scoresheet as a rampant performance earned a 4-0 victory over Red Star in the Champions League.


The Reds returned to European action with redemption on their minds after a poor outing against Napoli last time out, and they did so in emphatic fashion after dispatching Red Star to the tune of four goals.

Jurgen Klopp made five changes to the lineup which secured a 1-0 win over Huddersfield on Saturday, with Fabinho the notable inclusion in place of Jordan Henderson.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, October 24, 2018: Liverpool's players line-up for a team group photograph before the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Liverpool FC and FK Crvena zvezda (Red Star Belgrade) at Anfield. Back row L-R: Roberto Firmino, Joe Gomez, captain Virgil van Dijk, Fabio Henrique Tavares 'Fabinho', goalkeeper Alisson Becker, Mohamed Salah. Front row L-R: Georginio Wijnaldum, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andy Robertson, Xherdan Shaqiri, Sadio Mane. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The absence of both Henderson and James Milner saw Virgil van Dijk lead the Reds from the off at Anfield for the first time since his move in January.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, October 24, 2018: Liverpool's captain Virgil van Dijk leads his team out before the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Liverpool FC and FK Crvena zvezda (Red Star Belgrade) at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Roberto Firmino opened the scoring following exquisite play from Xherdan Shaqiri and Andy Robertson—the Brazilian’s first goal since his winner against Paris Saint-Germain in September.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, October 24, 2018: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino scores the first goal during the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Liverpool FC and FK Crvena zvezda (Red Star Belgrade) at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, October 24, 2018: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino celebrates scoring the first goal with team-mates during the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Liverpool FC and FK Crvena zvezda (Red Star Belgrade) at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Mohamed Salah, who is returning to his best, then got in on the act soon after by finding the back of the net on either side of the half to put the game out of sight.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, October 24, 2018: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah scores the third goal from a penalty kick during the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Liverpool FC and FK Crvena zvezda (Red Star Belgrade) at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After rediscovering their potency in the final third Liverpool’s formidable trio all landed themselves on the scoresheet—for the first time since Roma’s visit in April—as Sadio Mane rounded off the scoring on the second attempt having earlier missed a penalty.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, October 24, 2018: Liverpool's Sadio Mane kneels to pray as he celebrates scoring the fourth goal during the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Liverpool FC and FK Crvena zvezda (Red Star Belgrade) at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The night ended with smiles all round as Liverpool climbed back to the top of Group C after Napoli and PSG drew 2-2 in the other fixture.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, October 24, 2018: Liverpool's goalkeeper Alisson Becker celebrates the second goal during the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Liverpool FC and FK Crvena zvezda (Red Star Belgrade) at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, October 24, 2018: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates the victory with supporters after the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Liverpool FC and FK Crvena zvezda (Red Star Belgrade) at Anfield. Liverpool won 4-0. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool will now swiftly alter their focus as Cardiff City await in the Premier League on Saturday, where another formidable performance in front of goal would not go amiss.

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