Mohamed Salah equalled Steven Gerrard’s record of 41 European goals for Liverpool as Jürgen Klopp’s team wrapped up their Champions League group campaign with a morale-lifting victory over Napoli. It was the Serie A leaders first defeat in any competition in 18 matches this season and a little slice of revenge for Liverpool’s mauling in Naples at the beginning of a transformed European campaign.
Salah struck five minutes from time after substitute Darwin Núñez’s header had been saved on the line by Alex Meret. Luciano Spalletti’s side finished top of Group A courtesy of their 4-1 home win over Liverpool but for Klopp, taking charge of the Anfield club for the 400th time, victory number 249 was one to embrace given the doubts and the questions circling over his team’s form this season. Núñez added a second deep into injury time after a VAR review overturned the initial decision to disallow his tap-in for offside.