Salah smashes all-time Liverpool record

UEFA Champions League

Mohamed Salah has become Liverpool's all-time leading goalscorer in the UEFA Champions League after breaking Steven Gerrard's club record.

With Liverpool having already secured their progression to the round of 16 of the Champions League, Salah featured as one of only a handful of senior figures in the Reds' much-changed starting line-up for Wednesday's clash against FC Midtjylland.

Scroll through the gallery above to see all the Liverpool records that fell on Wednesday

The Egyptian superstar's experience showed within the opening minute of the encounter when he capitalised on a poor piece of defending by the Danish outfit to bundle home the opener for Jurgen Klopp's side after just 55 seconds played.

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In doing so, Salah wrote his name into yet another chapter of the club's history books by becoming the Reds' record goalscorer in the Champions League (excluding qualifying) with 22 goals, breaking the record previously held by former captain Gerrard. 

The two-time African Footballer of the Year's strike also saw him break Florent Sinama-Pongolle's 15-year-old record for the fastest-ever goal scored in the competition by a Liverpool player, with the Frenchman having netted after 86 seconds during the Reds' clash against Real Betis in 2005.

A night of broken records for the Reds

Salah was not the only player to write his name into Liverpool's history books, with a host of the Premier League giants' club records falling on Wednesday evening, according to Opta Sports.

With regular captain Jordan Henderson rested, and with James Milner and Virgil van Dijk missing from action, Trent Alexander-Arnold was handed the armband to become the youngest-ever player to captain the club in Europe, at the age of 22 years and 63 days.

Young French defender Billy Koumetio took his place as the youngest-ever player to feature for the Reds in the competition after coming on as a second-half substitute for Brazil star Fabinho at the age of 18 years and 25 days, breaking the record previously held Antonio Barragan.

Lastly, Klopp's starting XI on the night, which boasted an average age of just 24 years and 26 days, was the youngest the club had ever fielded across their 128 matches in the Champions League era of the competition.


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