Salah sets Liverpool record with spectacular first-half double

Mohamed Salah earned a place in Liverpool's European history with a sparkling first-half display against Roma.

Mohamed Salah scores his second goal against Roma   -  Getty Images

Mohamed Salah has become the first player to score 10 goals in Europe in a single season for Liverpool.

The Egypt star struck twice in the first half of Tuesday's Champions League semi-final first leg with Roma at Anfield.

Salah curled home a spectacular opening goal 35 minutes in, before a delightful chipped second made it 2-0 at the break.

It means the 25-year-old is the first Reds player to reach double figures for goals in a European campaign, while he is also the first African player to score at least nine in a single Champions League tournament.

Salah, who was crowned the PFA Players' Player of the Year on Sunday for his Premier League performances, has now hit 43 goals in all competitions in his first season with Liverpool.

He is just four goals short of equalling the record for goals in a season, set by Ian Rush in 1983-84.

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