The best photos as Liverpool edge Salzburg in Champions League thriller

2 October 2019

Liverpool were hit-and-miss in a nerve-shredding 4-3 win over Salzburg at Anfield, with the Reds returning to winning ways in the Champions League.


Jurgen Klopp‘s side lost at Napoli in their maiden European outing of the season, so victory was important as a free-flowing Salzburg side came to town.

There was one change from the team that beat Sheffield United 1-0 last weekend, with Joe Gomez coming in for the injured Joel Matip.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, October 2, 2019: Liverpool players line-up for a team group photograph before the UEFA Champions League Group E match between Liverpool FC and FC Salzburg at Anfield. Back row L-R: Fabio Henrique Tavares 'Fabinho', Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk, Roberto Firmino, goalkeeper Adrián San Miguel del Castillo, Mohamed Salah. Front row L-R: Georginio Wijnaldum, captain Jordan Henderson, Andy Robertson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Sadio Mane. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Kop held up a brilliant banner reminding everyone of Liverpool’s current status in the European game.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, October 2, 2019: Liverpool supporters on the Spion Kop with a banner "Champions of Europe" during the UEFA Champions League Group E match between Liverpool FC and FC Salzburg at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Gomez understandably took a little time to find his feet, in what was a rusty showing from the centre-back.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, October 2, 2019: Liverpool's Joe Gomez (L) tackles FC Salzburg's Patson Daka during the UEFA Champions League Group E match between Liverpool FC and FC Salzburg at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Sadio Mane fired Liverpool in front after a gorgeous one-two with Roberto Firmino, much to the dismay of his former supporters in the away end.

Liverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League Group E match at Anfield, Liverpool. (Nick Potts/PA Wire/PA Images)

Andy Robertson then added a brilliant second, set up by full-back partner in crime Trent Alexander-Arnold, who celebrated with him.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, October 2, 2019: Liverpool's Andy Robertson celebrates scoring the second goal during the UEFA Champions League Group E match between Liverpool FC and FC Salzburg at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, October 2, 2019: Liverpool's Andy Robertson (L) celebrates scoring the second 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)

It was soon 3-0 thanks to Mohamed Salah, although he was a little more muted in comparison to Robertson.

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)

Hwang Hee-chan pulled a goal back for Salzburg before the interval, acting as a warning to the Reds.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, October 2, 2019: FC Salzburg's Hee-Chan Hwang scores his side's first goal during the UEFA Champions League Group E match between Liverpool FC and FC Salzburg at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

When Takumi Minamino made it 3-2, panic started to set in and Liverpool’s players were stunned when substitute Erling Haaland levelled soon after.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, October 2, 2019: FC Salzburg's Takumi Minamino (L) celebrates scoring the second goal with team-mate Dal Varesanovic during the UEFA Champions League Group E match between Liverpool FC and FC Salzburg at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, October 2, 2019: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson (L) and Fabio Henrique Tavares 'Fabinho' look dejected as FC Salzburg score a third goal to equalise and level the score at 3-3 during the UEFA Champions League Group E match between Liverpool FC and FC Salzburg at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Thankfully, Salah pounced in front of the Kop to snatch victory for the hosts, on what was an unforgettable night on Merseyside.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, October 2, 2019: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah scores the fourth goal during the UEFA Champions League Group E match between Liverpool FC and FC Salzburg at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring his side's fourth goal of the game with teammate Roberto Firmino

Next up for Liverpool is the visit of in-form Leicester on Saturday afternoon – they could drop their first Premier League points of the season if they don’t improve.

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