Having started the game on the bench, Salah was eventually introduced with 67 minutes on the clock and the score already 3-1, and within 15 minutes of coming on he had netted three times.
Six minutes and 12 seconds elapsed in the time it took him to net his first, second and third, a Champions League record.
The previous holder was Bafetimbi Gomis, who struck three times in seven minutes on his way to a four-goal haul in Lyon’s own 7-1 win over Dinamo Zagreb in 2011.
And Firmino, who scored a brace had another impressive game of his own, claims he saw Salah’s trio of goals coming.
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“Amazing,” Firmino told UEFA when asked about Salah’s record-breaking night in a rare English interview.
“When he scored the first goal, I told Darwin on the bench ‘he will score a hat-trick, 100 percent’.
“I could feel it on the bench, and that’s exactly what he did, and I’m so happy for him.”
As you’d expect, Salah has stolen the headlines with his quickfire hat-trick, but it was a good night all round for Liverpool’s forward players.
Firmino is now up to eight goals for the season, after his two goals saw the Reds come from behind to take the lead at Ibrox.
As well as his brace, he provided an exquisite assist for Nunez’s goal, and says he’s very happy with current form.
“I’m very happy, like I said before. I always try my best to score goals and to help the team with the win,” he continued.
“I play for the team first. Good things will come 100 percent, I believe this.”
It was Nunez that added the third, making that two consecutive matches where the Uruguayan has been on the scoresheet; a much needed confidence boost after a far from straightforward start to life at Anfield.