Liverpool 2-0 Rangers: Trent Alexander-Arnold and Mohamed Salah on target for hosts in Champions League

Trent Alexander-Arnold (left) scores for Liverpool

Liverpool cruised to a confidence-building victory in the Champions League as Rangers were comfortably dismissed at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have struggled for form this season but a disappointing Rangers represented the perfect opposition to return to winning ways as Liverpool moved closer to a place in the knockout phase.

Rangers fans travelled to Merseyside in their thousands and backed their side noisily throughout an embarrassingly one-sided encounter which Liverpool should have won far more emphatically.

Trent Alexander-Arnold put Liverpool ahead after only seven minutes when he clipped a perfect 25-yard free-kick into the top corner and only veteran keeper Allan McGregor kept Rangers in range with a succession of saves, frustrating Darwin Nunez in particular.

Liverpool finally got the second goal they deserved eight minutes after the break when Mohamed Salah scored from the penalty spot after Leon King fouled Luis Diaz.

Rangers, who have not won a point from three games in Group A, had a late chance when Kostas Tsimikas cleared off the line from Rabbi Matondo but they were outclassed by a Liverpool side who did not need to hit top gear to win.

More to follow.



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Alisson
  • 66Alexander-ArnoldBooked at 90minsSubstituted forGomezat 90+3′minutes
  • 32Matip
  • 4van Dijk
  • 21Tsimikas
  • 14HendersonSubstituted forFabinhoat 70′minutes
  • 6Thiago AlcántaraSubstituted forMilnerat 81′minutes
  • 11Salah
  • 20JotaSubstituted forFirminoat 69′minutes
  • 23Díaz
  • 27NúñezSubstituted forElliottat 80′minutes


  • 2Gomez
  • 3Fabinho
  • 5Konaté
  • 7Milner
  • 9Firmino
  • 13Adrián
  • 19Elliott
  • 22Ramsay
  • 28Freitas Gouveia Carvalho
  • 43Bajcetic
  • 47Phillips
  • 62Kelleher


Formation 5-4-1

  • 1McGregor
  • 2Tavernier
  • 38King
  • 6Goldson
  • 26DaviesSubstituted forKamaraat 81′minutes
  • 31Barisic
  • 71TillmanSubstituted forSakalaat 66′minutes
  • 10DavisSubstituted forJackat 66′minutes
  • 4LundstramBooked at 37mins
  • 14KentSubstituted forMatondoat 81′minutes
  • 20MorelosSubstituted forColakat 73′minutes


  • 3Yilmaz
  • 8Jack
  • 9Colak
  • 17Matondo
  • 18Kamara
  • 23Wright
  • 28McCrorie
  • 30Sakala
  • 33McLaughlin
  • 37Arfield
  • 44Devine

Clément Turpin

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Match ends, Liverpool 2, Rangers 0.

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