Liverpool Beat Red Bull Salzburg 4-3 Despite Brilliant Fight Back
Liverpool managed to get their Champions League campaign back on track, but it wasn't without its difficulties as Red Bull Salzburg nearly pulled off a huge comeback.
There's very little more iconic than Liverpool and Champions League comebacks and the Reds were nearly on the wrong end of one as Red Bull Salzburg came back from 3-0 down to level at 3-3 on Wednesday night.
Sadio Mane put Liverpool 1-0 up in the Champions League Matchday Two game before Andy Robertson and Mo Salah made it 3-0 before half time.
Virgil van Dijk was made to look human by Hwang Hee-chan before half time as Liverpool went into the break at 3-1, although the scoreboard at Anfield showed the score being 3-3.
Salzburg makes a goal. And the Liverpool-Head of Scoreboard gives them 3 goals for One pic.twitter.com/JNcrN3MozA- Jan Aage Fjortoft :flag_white:️:rainbow: :flag_no: (@JanAageFjortoft) October 2, 2019
It proved to be eerily correct as Red Bull scored twice in four minutes. Takumi Minamino made it 3-2 on 56 minutes before he turned creator on the hour mark, playing the ball across the goal for Erling Braut Haaland to make it 3-3.
Twitter was of course ready to explode, with some brilliantly dubbing it 'Istan Red Bull.'
Istan Red Bull- Barney Ronay (@barneyronay) October 2, 2019
Salzburg: Can we get back into the game please?- Ry (@Ryan_Martin01) October 2, 2019
Liverpool : https://t.co/NutTyWpBiU
The Salzburg attackers to Liverpool's defence https://t.co/XW8QIR8yPq- Owen M (@avfc0wen) October 2, 2019
It was Haaland's 18th goal in just 11 appearances so far this season, as the 19-year-old continues to have an incredible break out season.
However almost as soon as the visitors had got back level the reigning European champions were back ahead.
Just nine minutes after being pegged back Mo Salah made it 4-3. Salzburg failed to clear the ball and when it was played back in the area Roberto Firmino nodded it in Salah's path and he smashed it past the keeper.
It was the usual crazy Champions League night at Anfield, but it didn't follow the usual script, apart from the result of course.