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Liverpool player ratings vs LASK: Cody Gakpo scores brace and Mo Salah edges closer to 200th Reds goal as Jurgen Klopp's side cruise to comfortable Europa League win

The Reds opened the scoring in the 12th minute when the lively Diaz exchanged a long-range one-two with Joe Gomez before heading into the corner from 10 yards out. The Colombian international was influential in the build-up to the second just three minutes later and after a jinking run, he fed the ball to Salah, who put it on a plate for Gakpo two yards out from goal. The Egyptian star made it 3-0 in the 51st minute from the spot after Gakpo was taken out by LASK goalkeeper Tobias Lawal to score his 199th goal for the Merseyside outfit.

Gakpo capped off a sparkling display with a rifled shot in second-half stoppage time to make it 4-0 as Jurgen Klopp's men advanced to the knockout stages of the Europa League.

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