Salzburg coach Jesse Marsch sang a different tune, after Liverpool effectively knocked them out of the Champions League earlier this week.
It was a fairly well contested match, until the Reds quickly fired two past the Austrian’s back line – with goals from Naby Keita and Mohamed Salah.
These two goals were described by the young American as like being punched by a heavyweight fighter. “It was like a heavyweight fight. We punched but then they punched us twice more. Salah’s goal was unbelievable,” he told Guardian reporter Andy Hunter.
The first half of the game was entertaining – Salzburg were able to more or less match Liverpool with every step they took, but it wasn’t sustainable.
The second period of 45 was a lot more boys v. men as the Reds ran out and reminded the world why they are the reigning Champions of Europe.
On Salah’s wondergoal, Marsch said that it was unbelievable and he’s absolutely spot on. The Egyptian pretty much found himself about to exit the field of play before he struck with his weaker foot.
And make no mistake – that was a world class finish from the winger you’ll struggle to find many goals scored in this year’s Champions League that are as unlikely as that one!