Liverpool set Champions League record in Roma rout

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Clive Brunskill
The Reds' thumping of the Serie A side on Tuesday saw the club's dynamic attacking trio make history

Liverpool made Champions League history in their 5-2 rout of Roma on Tuesday. 

Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino each scored twice, with Sadio Mane also finding the net as the Reds ran rampant over the Serie A side, leaving the Anfield outfit with three players on eight or more goals in the competition.

It marks the first time any club has had three players reach that mark in a single Champions League campaign, with S alah's fantastic double helping him set a Liverpool record along the way

A 5-0 scoreline early in the second half had the Reds on the verge of another record. That mark would have been the largest margin of victory in a single Champions League semi-final match, topping Bayern Munich's 4-0 victory over Barcelona in 2013, and Real Madrid's 4-0 thumping of Bayern a year later. 

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But Roma had other plans and stormed back with two late goals of their own, leaving Liverpool with a three-goal advantage heading into the second leg in Rome. 

Roma famously overcame a similar deficit to reach the semi-final stage, having taken down Lionel Messi and Barcelona 3-0 at the Stadio Olimpico after falling 4-1 to the Catalans in the first leg in Spain. 

Liverpool will be wary in the second leg next Wednesday, knowing that another 3-0 win would see Roma pull off another stunning comeback. 

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