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Liverpool 4-0 Red Star Belgrade - Highlights: Firmino, Mane and Salah score (Video)

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24th October 2018
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Mohamed Salah scores Liverpool's second against Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday night / Image: Reuters

Liverpool vs highlights - Liverpool ran out 4-0 winners in their Champions League group C meeting at Anfield on Wednesday night.

Liverpool 4-0

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Liverpool were looking to continue their strong start to the season, following on from their 1-0 victory over Town on Saturday.

made five changes to his Liverpool side, with starting in midfield alongside and returning in defence.

Sadio Mané started alongside and up front as the Reds looked to bounce back from the 1-0 defeat away to last time around in the Champions League.

Liverpool vs Red Star Belgrade Highlights

Liverpool made five changes to the side that beat Town 1-0 on Saturday / Image: PA

The home side started slowly with Red Star asserting themselves in the opening minutes.

However, Shaqiri - who started in midfield once again - was heavily involved as the Reds played themselves into the game.

The Swiss international picked up the ball in midfield and fed a perfectly weighted ball to , who pulled back for Firmino in the box, who finished spectacularly with his left foot to put the Reds ahead in the 20th minute.

then started the move for Liverpool's second with half-time looming as he drove a ball through to Shaqiri on the edge of the Red Star area.

He cushioned a lovely ball through to Salah, who lashed a rising shot on his right foot past goalkeeper Borjan for his second goal in two games.

It was more of the same at the second-half as Liverpool pressured the Serbian back-line. It didn't take long for the Reds to add another as Mane darted into the area from the left.

The Senegalese went down after Stojkovic's arm went across his chest, and a stuttering referee pointed to the penalty spot for Salah to step up and convert down the middle for his 50th Liverpool goal.

The Reds looked comfortable for the duration of the second-half and with 75 minutes gone, they received another penalty call in their favour.

Alexander-Arnold whipped in a free-kick from the right, only for Ben Nabouhane, to head the ball against his own arm in what was another harsh decision against the visitors.

With Salah off, Mane stepped up in search of his first goal in seven matches. However, his rising penalty was too close to Borjan, who tipped the ball on to the bar.

Mane was the first to react to the rebound, however his weak prod rolled away from the goal as Red Star survived.

Liverpool vs Red Star Belgrade Highlights

Image: PA

However, it didn't take long for Mane to make amends as substitute capitalised on a poor attempt to play out from the back and passed the ball to Mane in the area.

It looked like his touch had got away from him, but he finished with pace to slot the ball past Borjan and give Liverpool a 4-0 lead ten minutes from time.

Meanwhile, 's late equaliser to make it 2-2 against in the other fixture of the night sees Liverpool top the group on six points, with a point behind and PSG in third on four points.

Liverpool: ; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson (Moreno 82′); , Wijnaldum, Shaqiri (Lallana 68′); Salah (Sturridge 73′), Mane, Firmino.

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