Liverpool drew 1-1 away to Midtjylland in the Champions League on Wednesday night, in a game that will only be remembered for more VAR confusion.
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Midtjylland 1-1 Liverpool
Champions League Group Stage (6), MCH Arena
December 9, 2020
Goals: Scholz pen 62′; Salah 1′
The Reds faced a dead-rubber contest to finish off their Group D campaign, making the trip to Denmark.
Liverpool couldn’t have made a better start to proceedings, as Salah capitalised on an error in the first minute, eventually finishing in slightly fortuitous fashion.
It meant the Egyptian became the Reds’ record goalscorer in Champions League history, overtaking Steven Gerrard to lead on his own with 22 goals.
The second half was a far more even affair, with the influential Fabinho‘s withdrawal making Liverpool more susceptible at the back.
Midtjylland won a penalty on the hour mark, with VAR penalising the impressive Caoimhin Kelleher for a foul, following a long and painful offside check.
Alexander Scholz fired home the spot-kick and the visitors threatened to win the game, with Kelleher being a called into action a number of times.
It was a moment that summed up a frustrating night, but the Reds are still safely into the last 16, which is all that matters.