UCL: Salah spares Liverpool’s blushes against Salzburg

Liverpool surrendered a three-goal lead only to prevail 4-3 against a resolute Red Bull Salzburg as Jurgen Klopp’s side kick-started their defence of the Champions League in chaotic fashion at Anfield.
The hosts appeared to be cruising after Sadio Mane’s ninth-minute opener was followed by a fine second from Andrew Robertson and Mohamed Salah’s tap-in, but Hee-Chan Hwang reduced the deficit before half-time.
Within 15 minutes of the second period, Salzburg were level as Takumi Minamino’s fine volley was added to by substitute Erling Haaland from close range.
But with Anfield silenced, Salah (69) ensured Liverpool’s blushes were spared as the forward collected Roberto Firmino’s flick-on to ensure the defending champions secured their first three points in Group E.