Atletico Madrid 2-3 Liverpool: Salah brace continues Reds’ unbeaten start to the season | UCL 2021-22

Mohamed Salah of Liverpool
Mohamed Salah of Liverpool - IMAGO / ZUMA Wire

Liverpool picked up a 3-2 win over Atletico Madrid away from home in the UEFA Champions League earlier tonight.

Goals from Mohamed Salah and Naby Keita sealed a vital win for the Reds.

Here at Anytime football, we look at the major talking points from tonight’s contest.

Mohamed Salah is in the form of his life

The Egyptian has been unplayable this season and he made the difference for Liverpool once again.

Salah opened the scoring with his deflected effort and he scored the winning goal of the game from the penalty spot late on in the second half.

The 29-year-old has now scored 11 goals and he has picked up two assists in his last nine appearances across all competitions.

Alisson outshines Oblak

This was a contest between two European heavyweights in Atletico Madrid and Liverpool but it was also a clash involving two of the best goalkeepers in the world in Alisson Becker and Jan Oblak.

Both keepers pulled off some impressive saves but the Brazilian international was a brick wall for Liverpool and he’s the only reason they have managed to come out of the game with three points in the bag.

Liverpool struggled to deal with the Atletico attack in the first half after going 2-0 up and it was Alisson who kept them in the game and produced multiple saves to deny the hosts.

Liverpool need more quality in the midfield

The Premier League side struggled to control the tempo of the game in the first half despite going 2-0 up. Atletico Madrid bypassed their midfield constantly and created numerous chances for themselves.

The Reds improved after the introduction of Fabinho in the second half but Jurgen Klopp needs to add more depth and quality to his midfield if he wants to challenge on all fronts this season.

The likes of Thiago Alcantara, Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliott are currently sidelined with injuries and the Liverpool fans will be hoping to see them back in action soon.