Liverpool blitz Man City to set club Champions League scoring record

The Reds forward is hotly tipped to win, despite not playing for the league leaders, as he ends his season with a flurry of goals for the Anfield club

Liverpool have set a club record for goals scored in a Champions League campaign after a first-half blitzing of Manchester City at Anfield.

Mohamed Salah, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Sadio Mane scored before half-time as Liverpool took a 3-0 lead over the runaway Premier League leaders in the Champions League quarter-final first leg on Wednesday.

That haul brought Liverpool to 31 goals during the 2017-18 Champions League campaign, topping the previous club best of 29 from the Reds' 2007-08 run.

Liverpool's front line of Salah, Mane and Roberto Firmino are tied atop the club's scoring chart in European play, with each forward on seven goals.

Philippe Coutinho is next behind that pack with five goals, despite being sold to Barcelona in January.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has two goals in the Champions League this season, with Daniel Sturridge, Emre Can and Trent Alexander-Arnold rounding out the list with one strike apiece.

In setting up Oxlade-Chamberlain's goal on Wednesday, James Milner reached seven assists in the Champions League this season — three more than any other player.

The first half also put Jurgen Klopp's men well on their way to maintaining their sterling home record in European play.

Liverpool entered Wednesday unbeaten over 14 matches at Anfield in the Champions League and Europa League since a 3-0 loss to Real Madrid in October 2014.