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Liverpool Beat Rangers in Champions League Group A

Liverpool bounced back from disappointing draws with Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday to beat Rangers 2-0 in their Champions League Group A regular season at Anfield on Tuesday.

There was a minute’s silence before kick-off in memory of those who lost their lives in a tragic crowd stampede at a football match in Indonesia on Saturday.

Trent and Salah Scored a Goal Each For Liverpool Against Rangers

Half-time goals from both Trent Alexander-Arnold and Mohamed Salah put Liverpool second in the group, behind Napoli, who beat Jürgen Klopp‘s side 4-1 in earlier match.

It didn’t take long for the hosts to take the lead and Alexander-Arnold responded to his latest criticism, scoring Liverpool’s first goal in seven minutes.

Alexander-Arnold was criticised for being a regular in Liverpool’s defence amid a slow start to the season, but he hit a precise 25-yard free-kick in the top left corner to give Klopp’s side the lead against Rangers.

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson said: ” It felt good out there. You try to not listen to social media, especially when you’re going through a tough period as a team. But it can be difficult, it can hurt.” He explained that when you play, you have to try to find a way to use it as fuel.

Liverpool proved themselves by creating multiple chances in the first half, with Darwin Nunez coming particularly close.

The hosts doubled their lead in the seventh minute of the second half when Mohamed Salah scored his fourth goal of the season.

Salah easily created a two-point cushion as 18-year-old Leon King beat Luis Diaz in the box to award a penalty to Liverpool.

Two chances in a row rested on the hosts’ last-ditch heroism, with Kostas Tsimikas clearing the line before the final corner forced a superb save from Alisson.

However, Liverpool’s win was not bothered by Rangers, who lost all three of their Champions League openers.

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