Austrian media showered accolades upon Mohamed Salah as Liverpool secured victory over LASK in the Europa League. Jürgen Klopp’s team swiftly seized the lead in their European group encounter.
Liverpool mounted a remarkable comeback against LASK in Linz during the Europa League match on Thursday, with Mohamed Salah, who came on as a second-half substitute, netting a late goal to secure a 3-1 victory.
The Reds found themselves trailing once again, marking the fourth time in five matches this season that they fell behind.
Liverpool, making their return to the Europa League after finishing as runners-up in 2016, opted for a complete overhaul of their starting eleven in their away fixture against LASK. Their decision quickly backfired.
In the 14th minute, Sascha Horvath executed a clever corner, sending the ball soaring to Florian Flecker just outside the Liverpool penalty area. The Austrian midfielder adeptly controlled the descending ball and unleashed a powerful shot that rocketed past Caoimhin Kelleher guarding the Liverpool goal.
Darwin Nunez restored parity in the 55th minute by converting a penalty kick, earned when Luis Diaz was fouled.
After 61 minutes, Liverpool’s manager, Jurgen Klopp, began making substitutions, replacing teenage players with his regular starters.
Just two minutes later, Liverpool surged ahead as Ryan Gravenberch charged down the right flank and delivered a low cross, allowing Diaz to tap in from close range.
In the final moments of the match, Mohamed Salah, who had come on as a second-half substitute, neatly slotted home a third goal.
Meanwhile, in Moldova, Leandro Paredes broke the deadlock four minutes into first-half injury time, giving Roma the lead against Sheriff.
Colombian Cristian Tovar leveled the score, but Romelu Lukaku secured a narrow victory for Jose Mourinho’s team.