Gerrard Reacts To Salah Equaling His Champions League Goal Record

Gerrard Reacts Salah Equaling Champions League Goal Record

Steven Gerrard has revealed Mohammed Salah will 'embarrass' his Champions League goal record after equaling it on Tuesday.

The 28-year-old scored Liverpool's third in their 5-0 thrashing of Atalanta which put Salah on 21 goals for the Reds in Europe's premier club competition.

And with plenty more opportunities ahead for the Egyptian, now-Rangers boss Gerrard says it's only a matter of time before his record is demolished.

Speaking, the Reds legend said: “Records are there to be broken, of course they are.

“I was very proud 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.”

Rangers forward Alfredo Morelos equalled Ally McCoist's 21-goal European haul for the Glasgow side last week and then broke it on Thursday – scoring his team's third in a 3-3 draw with Benfica.

And Gerrard added: “Mo Salah and Alfredo Morelos go about their business always being hungry for goals.

“My job for Liverpool was slightly different.

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“There is nothing better than seeing someone going for a record and then smashing it to pieces.”

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 weeks ago

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