Salah celebrates scoring for Liverpool at Anfield, Reuters
CAIRO-16 September 2021: Liverpool Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah scored a goal in Liverpool's 3-2 victory over AC Milan on Wednesday in the Reds' opening game of the UEFA Champions League campaign.
Salah's goal against the Italian giants is his 14th European goal for the six-time Champions League champions at Anfield stadium and his 72th goal at Anfield for the scousers in all competitions.
Anfield witnessed another electric night on Wednesday, which marked the return of fans to Anfield for a UEFA Champions League match for the first time since Liverpool's 2-3 loss to Atletico Madrid in March 2020.
Liverpool and Milan produced another Champions League classic that brought to memory the great duels of the two sides in Istanbul and Athens in the competition's final in 2005 and 2007 respectively.
Liverpool had a great start to the game after Fikayo Tomori of AC Milan deflected Trent Alexander-Arnold's cross into his own net, giving the home team an early lead.
Salah had the chance to double the score but his effort from the spot was saved by Mike Maignan. Against the run of play, the Italians managed to score two goals by Ante Rebic and Brahim Diaz, reaching the break with an unexpected lead.
The Reds fought in the second half and put AC Milan players under intense pressure and managed to level the score through Mohamed Salah, who found the net from a close range.
Jordan Henderson gave Liverpool fans the best scene of the night when he scored the winning goal from a fantastic shot that settled the match, giving Liverpool their first victory in the competition this season.