Liverpool 5-2 Roma: 4 records broken by Liverpool and Mo Salah in the Champions League

Liverpool 5-2 Roma: 4 records broken by Liverpool and Mo Salah in the Champions League Liverpool 5-2 Roma: 4 records broken by Liverpool and Mo Salah in the Champions League

Liverpool are on the way to the final – or at least a step closer – with their 5-2 win against Roma at the Anfield. It was an epic night for Jurgen Klopp and his men as nobody really expected the Merseyside outfit to be where they are right now.

And it all happened right after their finest player, Philippe Coutinho, left them for greener pastures at Barcelona. Against the Romans, they were at their brilliant best – scoring five goals without a reply, after which the Italians came back to score two goals and give themselves a glimmer of hope.

Lightning, however, doesn’t strike twice in the same place – and it is unlikely that the Giallorossi can make another epic comeback at the Stadio Olympico, especially looking at the way the Reds played last night.

Jurgen Klopp’s men at their brilliant best and actually broke quite a few records last night, some of which are listed below:

#1 James Milner made history

James Milner might not be the most talented player in the world but he sure as hell knows how to follow the instructions of the manager – which is why he is always loved by his manager.

Last night, the former Manchester City midfielder became the first player in the history of Champions League to register 9 assists in a single campaign – and he achieved this feat despite playing only 701 minutes.

#2 The Mo and Mino dou

The pairing of Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino made history last night when the former scored a brace and also added two assists to his name – making him the first player in the history of Champions League to do such a thing.

Only 7 minutes later, however, his record was matched by his team-mate Roberto Firmino, who also scored twice and assisted twice last night.

#3 The Holy Red Trinity

The attacking trio Liverpool Roberto Firmino, Mo Salah and Sadio Mane became the first trident in the history of the Champions League to score 8 or more goals each in a single season.

#4 The Ten-plus Club

The Egyptian star is on fire this season. Mo Salah yesterday became the 14th player in the history of the Champions League to score 10 or more goals in a single Champions League season.

The others were: Alessandro Del Piero, Rivaldo, Jardel, Raul, Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Filippo Inzaghi, Kaka, Lionel Messi, Mario Gomez, Cristiano Ronaldo, Robert Lewandowski,  Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Neymar