Jurgen Klopp’s side made it two wins from three in Champions League Group A as Rangers were overpowered on the pitch amid a frenzied atmosphere at Anfield; Trent Alexander-Arnold and Mohamed Salah scored the goals for Liverpool
Trent Alexander-Arnold’s fabulous free-kick set Liverpool on their way to a confidence-boosting 2-0 Champions League win over Rangers at Anfield.
The full-back’s form has been much discussed but he lit up the night with a wonderful effort to fire Liverpool ahead before Mohamed Salah scored from the spot after Luis Diaz was fouled by Leon King. It only hinted at the total dominance of Jurgen Klopp’s side.
The result maintains Liverpool’s grip on second spot in Champions League Group A at the halfway stage, while Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side find themselves languishing at the foot of the table without a point or even a goal from their three games so far.
FT: Liverpool 2:0 Rangers; Watch full UEFA Champions League match as Sallah and Trent Alexander-Arnold shine
Liverpool 1:0 Rangers goal by Alexander Arnold
Arnold goal replay
Penalty to Liverpool
Liverpool 2:0 Rangers: Penalty goal by Mohammed Sallah
A minute silence was held prior to kick-off in tribute of the people that lost their lives during the tragic crowd crush which happened at a football match in Indonesia on Saturday.
It didn’t take long for the home side to take the lead, Alexander-Arnold answered his recent critics as he emphatically scored Liverpool’s first goal seven minutes in.
Liverpool bounced back from Saturday’s disappointing draw against Brighton and Hove Albion to ease past Rangers with a routine 2-0 victory in Champions League Group A at Anfield on Tuesday.
Goals either side of half-time by Trent Alexander-Arnold and Mohamed Salah sent Liverpool second in the group, below Napoli who thrashed Jurgen Klopp’s side 4-1 earlier in the competition.