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Carragher predicts when Mo Salah will break Steven Gerrard's CL record

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Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher heaped praise on Mohamed Salah following the Egyptian’s brace against Porto in the Champions League last night.

The Reds were as dominant as ever in Portugal. Jurgen Klopp’s men smashed five past Porto thanks to a goal from Sadio Mane and two each from Salah and second-half substitute Roberto Firmino.

Almost every Liverpool player impressed last night, but it was Salah who once again made the headlines. The Egyptian is now just one goal behind Steven Gerrard’s Champions League goal tally, and Carragher believes he will crush that record in the next two games.

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Carragher: Mo Salah will break Steven Gerrard’s record soon

Speaking on CBS Sports on Paramount+ (28/09/21 at 10:45 pm), the former Reds defender said: Mo Salah, I mean we know how great of a goalscorer he is, but the form he is in is frightening at the minute.

“Sadio Mane, at times, has blown a little bit hot and cold, so it’s really nice for him to get back on the scoresheet.

“But Salah, I think he’s very close to breaking Steven Gerrard’s record in Europe. I think that will be broken in the next couple of games, you would imagine.”

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Liverpool face Atletico Madrid next

Klopp’s men have had their highs and lows in Madrid in recent years. They won the Champions League in Atletico Madrid’s home ground in 2019, but the Colchoneros knocked them out of the competition a year later.

Liverpool would undoubtedly love to get their revenge when they face Atleti in about three weeks time.

Salah, who is on 29 Champions League goals for Liverpool, will have the chance to match or even surpass Gerrard’s club-record 30 in the competition. Considering the frightening form he’s in at the moment, we wouldn’t recommend betting against him.

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