- Liverpool defeated LASK 4-0 in the UEFA Europa League.
- The win secures Liverpool’s top spot in Group E.
- Mohamed Salah is now one goal away from becoming Liverpool’s all-time leading goal scorer.
In the UEFA Europa League (UEL) 2023–24, Liverpool defeated LASK 4-0 at Anfield on Thursday, November 30, thanks to a penalty kick by Mohamed Salah in the 51st minute. With one match remaining, Liverpool leads Group E.
With 12 points from five games, Liverpool has clinched the top slot in Group E, and manager Jurgen Klopp is overjoyed as his team, the 2016 UEL runners-up, are still the overwhelming favorites to win the European Championship this year.
With two goals apiece from Luis Diaz and Salah, Cody Gakpo scored six to lead the easy victory over the Austrian team.
With his penalty kick strike, Salah gave Liverpool his 199th goal of the season. He is now just one goal away from being the only player in the club’s illustrious history to achieve 200 goals.
The right-winger is keen to pass 200 goals when Liverpool hosts Fulham at Anfield on Sunday, December 3, in the Premier League (PL). The Egyptian has already scored 13 goals in 19 games this season.
In just six years with the team, Salah has already cemented himself as a club legend by forming one of the greatest attacking trios of all time with Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, both of whom are currently playing in the Saudi Pro League. Salah also helped the Reds win their first UEFA Champions League since 2005 and their first Premier League title since 1990.
Following Toulouse and Union Saint-Gilloise’s goalless draw to secure the Reds’ spot atop Group E, Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp voiced his joy.
“Two top results for us tonight in the group,” said Klopp. “It was clear, with the defeat at Toulouse (last time out) we made it a bit more tricky but because of our result and their result we are now top of the table and that will not change.
“That’s good, very important in the busy schedule we have from now on. A lot of positives in the game, a lot of good football. The thing I didn’t like too much, and told the boys at half-time, (was) that this game should have been put to bed already at half-time.
“You cannot play better, you cannot set it up better, (but) you can finish it better obviously – but we didn’t,” he concluded.
Liverpool Monitoring Ongoing Situation with Luis Diaz’s Family
Liverpool acknowledges situation with Luis Diaz's family Diaz's parents reportedly abducted in...