‘He’ll Go On And Embarrass My Record’ – Gerrard Proud To See Salah Equal Liverpool Record
Steven Gerrard says Mohamed Salah will go-ahead to ‘embarrass’ his Liverpool Champions League goalscoring record.
The Egypt international got a goal and an assist as Jurgen Klopp’s team silenced Atalanta 5-0 at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia on Tuesday night.
His effort, a calm left-footed finish at the end of a rapid burst forward, was the former AS Roma star’s 21st in the tournament for the Anfield giants. And that moved him on level terms with Gerrard as the Reds’ top goalscorer in European Cup and Champions League history.
Delighted to see the two-time African Player of the Year match his feat, the Rangers boss believes the 28-year-old can go all the way in the record books.
“Records are there to be broken, of course, they are,” Gerrard told the Scottishsun.
“I was very proud last night to see Mo Salah equal my scoring record for Liverpool in Europe, it was only a matter of time.
“I honestly think he’ll go on and embarrass my record — and I hope that he does.
“That kind of thing is always there for strikers. Mo Salah and Alfredo go about their business always being hungry for goals.
“My job for Liverpool was slightly different. There’s nothing better than seeing someone going for a record and then smashing it to pieces.”
Salah had expressed his happiness equalling the club’s record.
“I am happy to have equalled Gerrard’s record [with 21 goals in the Champions League], he is a Liverpool legend,” Salah said on Sky Sports.
“It’s an honour for me, but my job is to score to help the team and win games most importantly.