LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, October 2, 2019: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah (L) celebrates scoring the third goal with team-mate Trent Alexander-Arnold during the UEFA Champions League Group E match between Liverpool FC and FC Salzburg at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“Got away with one”, “Lessons to learn” – Fans react to Liverpool 4-3 Salzburg

Liverpool produced a hit-and-miss performance as they beat Salzburg 4-3 on Wednesday night, picking up their first Champions League win since Madrid.

Liverpool 4-3 Salzburg

Champions League Group Stage (2), Anfield
October 2, 2019

Goals: Mane 9′, Robertson 25′, Salah 36′, 69′; Hwang 39′, Minamino 56′, Haaland 60′

What a bizarre evening this was.

The Reds were under pressure after losing away to Napoli, but they delivered a first-half masterclass, followed by a long period of ineptitude.

Sadio Mane finished neatly after a beautiful one-two with birthday boy Roberto Firmino to open the scoring, before Andy Robertson added a slick second.

Mohamed Salah made it 3-0 via a rebound, but Hwang Hee-chan pulled a goal back before half-time.

Takumi Minamino and Erling Braut Haaland completing a stunning comeback for the visitors, but fortunately, Salah finished in front of the Kop to earn Liverpool the three points.

Here’s how supporters reacted to the nervy victory on Twitter, Facebook and This Is Anfield’s forums.


Some dissected a crazy match at Anfield…


Birthday boy Firmino was hailed for three assists on the night…



Gomez was adjudged to have struggled and Matip was missed…

“The game highlighted the absence of Joel Matip. His pragmatism at the back was sorely missing.”

Nayel Rahman on Facebook.

“Gomez was so, so, so poor tonight. He was never in a line with the rest of the defence. Positionally all over the place. Hope Matip is fit for the weekend!!”

Dale Longford on Facebook.


Salzburg rightly received praise for pushing Liverpool to the limit…