Mohamed Salah misses first Liverpool penalty in FOUR years against AC Milan as incredible record finally ends
MO SALAH missed his first Liverpool penalty in FOUR years against AC Milan in the Champions League.
The Egyptian had the chance to place the Reds 2-0 up after 14 minutes nonetheless he fluffed his line and launched his incredible record to an finish.
Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross deflected off Chelsea old-boy Fikayo Tomori and wrong-footed keeper Mike Maignan to produce Liverpool a tenth minute lead.
And 5 minutes later Andy Robertson’s vicious purpose constructive effort struck Ismaël Bennacer on the arm and the ref pointed to the spot.
Salah stepped up in entrance of the Kop and went for vitality over placement.
Maignan dived to his right and the pen cannoned off him and away ahead of he was as so much as defend the rebound out with a superb double save.
Salah’s final miss was against Huddersfield on 28 October 2017.
He has taken 17 spot kicks since then with the newest being the Milan miss.
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That provides him an 88.8 per cent success value from the spot at Liverpool.
The Reds continued to maintain their Italian opponents beneath stress at Anfield nonetheless factors went from dangerous to worse ahead of half-time.
Jurgen Klopp’s males had been shocked as Milan struck a quickfire double to ship them in 2-1 up on the break.
Ante Rebic struck with three minutes to go to half-time – slotting one earlier Alisson and into the underside right nook.
And a shocked Liverpool had been sucker-punched as quickly as further on 44 minutes as they’d been hit on the break and Brahiam Diaz swept dwelling from shut fluctuate after Roberston blocked a purpose constructive shot on the freeway.
Salah made amends for his miss merely three minutes into the second-half when he acquired on the tip of Fabinho’s intelligent by the use of cross to stab dwelling and make it 2-2.
And Jordan Henderson saved his star team-mate’s blushes with a ferocious half-volley on 69 minutes that made it 3-2.
And neither crew scored as quickly as further ahead of the ultimate phrase whistle – with the consequence inserting the Reds extreme of Group B.
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