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Salah sets Liverpool consecutive goalscoring record after win against Atletico in Champions League.

Mohamed Salah has added to his growing list of Liverpool accolades by becoming the first player in the club's history to score in nine consecutive games.

In a Champions League match against Atletico Madrid at Wanda Metropolitano, the Egypt international opened the scoring for Jurgen Klopp's Reds, blasting home a deflected finish off James Milner.

It comes as the striker is in probably the best form of his career, having been a standout player at Anfield throughout the first half of the 2021-22 season.

What progress has been made?

Salah's latest goal, which brings his season total to 11 goals in all competitions, extends a streak that began in late August, when he converted a penalty in a 1-1 draw with Chelsea in the Premier League.

He has scored in each of his subsequent appearances, including goals against Leeds, Milan, Crystal Palace, Brentford, Porto, Manchester City, and Watford.

The only game in which he did not score throughout this time was the Carabao Cup match against Norwich, and that was only because he was not in the team.

Salah's opener gave the visitors the best start they could hope for, but the Reds were eventually pegged back by the time the break arrived, thanks to a wonder strike from Naby Keita only a few minutes later.

Parity was restored at half-time thanks to Antoine Griezmann's double, a much-needed boost for the Barcelona loanee who has struggled since his return to his former club.

It also meant Klopp's side became the first Liverpool team in Champions League history to score and concede two goals in the first half.

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