Match Report: KRC Genk 1 Liverpool 4

Two goals from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain helped Liverpool to a 4-1 away win in Belgium. Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah added two in the last 15 minutes to complete the win for Jurgen Klopp’s men.

Liverpool started the game well and it was rewarded with an early goal after just two minutes. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain snuck between the lines and struck a low hard shot into the corner for his first of the season.

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Jurgen Klopp’s men nearly doubled their lead after 24 minutes.

A counter attack led to Roberto Firmino rabona flicking the ball into the path of Sadio Mane who’s shot was straight at Gaetan Coucke.

However, it was Genk who almost equalised moments later. Mbwana Samatta’s thumping header was ruled out for offside earlier in the move.

Salah curling free kick a few minutes later brushed the top of the net as Liverpool searched for a second. Seconds later Andy Robertson snuck in through the left-hand side, his well struck shot was pushed away by the Gaetan Coucke.

The second half started well for Genk as they created a couple of counter-attacking opportunities.

Just before the hour mark, Liverpool got their second through Oxlade-Chamberlain. Roberto Firmino laid the ball into the path of the former Arsenal man who deftly placed the ball in off the underside of the bar with the outside of his right foot to double his and the Reds’ tally.

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A flowing move led to Liverpool sealing three points. A combination between Wijnaldum, Firmino and Salah led to the Egyptian threading through Sadio Mane who dinked the ball over the on-rushing Gaetan Coucke.

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Salah then turned goal scorer with quick feet in the box, wriggling his way past two men before tapping the ball home past the Gaetan Coucke with his right foot.

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Genk hit back moments later to ruin Liverpool’s clean sheet. After a mistake by Dejan Lovren, Genk winger Dieumerci Ndongala ran into the box and played it into the path of Stephen Odey who shot through Allison’s legs to give Genk a consolation goal.

Liverpool stay second in the group behind Napoli who beat Salzburg 3-2.

Jurgen Klopp’s men face Spurs at Anfield on Sunday looking to maintain their unbeaten start to the season in the league.

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