Mohamed Salah could break ANOTHER record when Liverpool take on Benfica in the Champions League and face the former Manchester United star


Looks like Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has been breaking records almost every week for the past 12 months – and he could top another Champions League feat on Tuesday night.

The Reds travel to Portugal to take on Benfica in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final as they look to continue their incredible year-to-date form.

Salah is one of the best scorers in world football
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And Salah, who has surprisingly struggled for form in recent weeks, is once again looking to make his mark in Europe.

The Egyptian has scored eight goals in eight Champions League games this season, having netted against Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and Inter Milan.

And, should Salah find the net more than once at the Estadio da Luz, he would become the first player to score ten or more goals in multiple seasons for Liverpool in the competition.

While he only managed six last season and five when they won the competition in 2018-19, he scored ten when they reached the final in 2017-18.

Ruud van Nistelrooy is the only other player to score twice the number of goals in a European Cup/Champions League campaign on more than one occasion while playing for an English club.

The Dutch striker scored ten goals in 2001-02 and 12 in 2002-03 while playing for Manchester United, but failed to reach the final each time.


Mohamed Salah could break ANOTHER record when Liverpool take on Benfica in the Champions League and face the former Manchester United star
Van Nistelrooy is a legend at United, where he scored 150 goals
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Salah will be hoping not to suffer the same fate as Van Nistelrooy in those seasons, or when he scored ten goals in 2017-18 and then suffered an injury in the final.

But, with the quadruple still on the table for Liverpool, it’s hard to believe this will be the striker’s last record this season.

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