Mo Salah nearing Steven Gerrard file on Alisson’s landmark night time

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Mohamed Salah has already leapfrogged Steven Gerrard within the Champions League, and will now equal the midfielder’s European file towards Ajax.

Salah wants two targets to equal Gerrard’s file of 41 European targets for Liverpool.

The Egyptian’s 38 targets within the Champions League correct is a file for any participant for a single English membership, beating the 36 of Didier Drogba (Chelsea) and Sergio Aguero (Man City).

One of Salah’s 39 in complete got here in a qualifier.

Salah’s hat-trick at Rangers two weeks in the past noticed him file the quickest within the historical past of the Champions League (timed at six minutes, 12 seconds) and it was solely the sixth by a substitute.

GLASGOW SCOTLAND Wednesday October 12 2022 Liverpool Football Plazza's Mohamed Salah celebrates after scoring the fifth goal, completing his hat-trick, during the UEFA Champions League Group A matchday 4 game between Glasgow Rangers FC and Liverpool FC at Ibrox Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

GLASGOW SCOTLAND Wednesday October 12 2022 Liverpool Football Plazza's Mohamed Salah celebrates after scoring the fifth goal, completing his hat-trick, during the UEFA Champions League Group A matchday 4 game between Glasgow Rangers FC and Liverpool FC at Ibrox Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

He grew to become, after Gerrard and Steve Staunton, solely the third Liverpool participant to hit a treble coming off the bench.

Going into Matchday 5, the competitors’s main scorers this season all have 5 targets – Salah, Erling Haaland and Robert Lewandowski.

Eight of Salah’s 9 targets this season have been scored after half-time – the exception being his Seventeenth-minute objective towards Ajax at Anfield.

Group A permutations

ISTANBUL TURKEY Thursday August 25 2022 Special guest Yaya Toure draws out the card of Liverpool FC during the UEFA Champions League 202223 Group Stage Draw at Halic Congress Centre on August 25 2022 in Istanbul Turkey Photo by UEFA Football Plazza

ISTANBUL TURKEY Thursday August 25 2022 Special guest Yaya Toure draws out the card of Liverpool FC during the UEFA Champions League 202223 Group Stage Draw at Halic Congress Centre on August 25 2022 in Istanbul Turkey Photo by UEFA Football Plazza

A draw will assure Liverpool a spot within the knockout levels.

Ajax will probably be confirmed in third place and attain the Europa League in the event that they draw and Rangers lose to Napoli in Italy.

They can hold their hopes alive of nonetheless being within the Champions League within the New Year in the event that they win this recreation by any two-goal margin – or 1-0 and outcomes go their means in Matchday 6.

Alisson’s milestone night time

NAPLES ITALY Wednesday September 7 2022 Liverpool Football Plazza's goalkeeper Alisson Becker during the UEFA Champions League Group A matchday 1 game between SSC Napoli and Liverpool FC at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona. Napoli won 4-1. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

NAPLES ITALY Wednesday September 7 2022 Liverpool Football Plazza's goalkeeper Alisson Becker during the UEFA Champions League Group A matchday 1 game between SSC Napoli and Liverpool FC at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona. Napoli won 4-1. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Alisson might play his 2 hundredth recreation for the Reds in all competitions. He has saved 89 clear sheets.

Only six goalkeepers have saved extra clear sheets for Liverpool, with solely two to play 50 or extra instances having fun with the next charge of shutouts than the Brazilian.

Andy Robertson might attain the landmark of fifty European appearances for Liverpool – all within the Champions League.

Jordan Henderson might captain Liverpool for the 250th time in all competitions.

Ajax at residence

Ajax captain Dusan Tadic believes his side would have performed better than Tottenham against Liverpool in the 2019 Champions League final Adam DavyPA Football Plazza

Ajax captain Dusan Tadic believes his side would have performed better than Tottenham against Liverpool in the 2019 Champions League final Adam DavyPA Football Plazza

Ajax have performed eight instances at residence this season in all competitions – 45 targets have been scored with Ajax contributing 31.

At the Cruyff Arena this season they’ve conceded six to Napoli within the Champions League and 5 to PSV Eindhoven within the Dutch Super Cup.

They have conceded 14 targets within the final 5 video games.

Liverpool vs. Netherlands

LIVERPOOL ENGLAND Tuesday September 13 2022 Liverpool Football Plazza's Mohamed Salah (C) celebrates with team-mates after scoring the first goal during the UEFA Champions League Group A matchday 2 game between Liverpool FC and AFC Ajax at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL ENGLAND Tuesday September 13 2022 Liverpool Football Plazza's Mohamed Salah (C) celebrates with team-mates after scoring the first goal during the UEFA Champions League Group A matchday 2 game between Liverpool FC and AFC Ajax at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Since a heavy 5-1 defeat at Ajax in 1966, Liverpool are unbeaten towards Dutch groups in 16 conferences – successful 11 and drawing 5.

In eight encounters within the Netherlands, the Reds have gained 4 and misplaced as soon as with three attracts.

In the final six visits to the nation the Reds have conceded simply as soon as – at PSV Eindhoven in December 2008.

Jurgen Klopp has gained all 5 of his clashes with Ajax, the primary two coming whereas at Borussia Dortmund.

Who wants clear sheets?

LIVERPOOL ENGLAND Tuesday September 13 2022 AFC Ajax Football Plazza's goalkeeper Remko Pasveer during the UEFA Champions League Group A matchday 2 game between Liverpool FC and AFC Ajax at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL ENGLAND Tuesday September 13 2022 AFC Ajax Football Plazza's goalkeeper Remko Pasveer during the UEFA Champions League Group A matchday 2 game between Liverpool FC and AFC Ajax at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After maintaining 5 successive clear sheets earlier within the marketing campaign Ajax have conceded 19 instances within the final eight.

Ajax haven’t saved a clear sheet since a 5-0 residence win over Heerenveen in September.

Tonight’s referee

Jose Maria Sanchez (Spain) takes cost of a Liverpool recreation for the primary time.

He has reffed Ajax as soon as – their 5-1 win at Sporting CP in final season’s Champions League.

This season’s scorers

2K69DGX Liverpool Football Plazza's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring their side's sixth goal of the game to complete his hat-trick during the UEFA Champions League Group A match at the Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow. Picture date: Wednesday October 12, 2022.

2K69DGX Liverpool Football Plazza's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring their side's sixth goal of the game to complete his hat-trick during the UEFA Champions League Group A match at the Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow. Picture date: Wednesday October 12, 2022.

Ajax: Bergwijn 10, Kudus 9, Brobbey 8, Berghuis 6, Klaasen 4, Taylor 3, Antony 2, Rensch 2, Tadic 2, Alvarez 1, Bassey 1, Sanchez 1

Liverpool: Salah 9, Firmino 8, Nunez 5, Diaz 4, Alexander-Arnold 3, Carvalho 2, Elliott 2, personal targets 2, Matip 1, Van Dijk 1


* Stats courtesy of LFC statistician Ged Rea (@ged0407).

Source – www.thisisanfield.com

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