Liverpool registered their first away win in the group stages for the first time in two years after beating Genk 4-1 on Wednesday night.
Liverpool finally ended their four-game losing run in away Champions League group stage games. A wonderful Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain double, plus goals from Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, helped beat Genk, who themselves replied with a late Stephen Odey strike.
Inside two minutes of play, Liverpool took the lead through Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain who was playing for the first time since 2018 after picking a horrible knee injury against Roma. Fabinho slid a pass into his feet as he found himself in a pocket of space and he used one touch to set himself up before sweeping through the box and into the far corner.
Genk scored an equalizer through Samatta but it was disallowed. Samatta powered a header home from six yards after a greak cross from Ito, but the did catch his marker, Milner, with an elbow as he jumped.
The former Arsenal man netted his second of the night. Keita fed Firmino in the area and he, in turn, tapped it back to a waiting Oxlade-Chamberlain. He pings it goalwards with his first touch, using the outside of his foot, and it looped onto the underside of the crossbar before nestling into the back of the net.
Mane burst in between the two center-backs before lifting the ball over the onrushing goalkeeper to hopefully seal Liverpool's first away win in the group stages for two years.
Mane slotted the ball into the path of Salah inside the area with Lucumi marking him very tightly. But even as Cuesta came close to help, Salah wiggled himself away from both of them before slotting home at the far post.
Uronen picked out Ndongala who got past three Liverpool players - Gomez, Van Dijk and Keita - before picking out Odey in the middle. He swiveled with his finish and sent it flying past Alisson.
Group E standings
Liverpool are currently second with six points, one behind leaders Napoli after three matches.
Match stats: Genk vs Liverpool
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