Liverpool 2-1 Genk: The Reds go top of Group E with the win

Liverpool 2-1 Genk: The Reds go top of Group E with the win

Liverpool's title defense is on well and truly on course after they moved to the summit of Group E with a 2-1 win over Genk.

Liverpool have struggled to win games convincingly after their 4-3 win over FC Salzburg, needing late goals to squeeze out victories.

Wijnaldum goal

They, however, did not have to wait long for an opener as Milner delivered a cross while approaching the byline, the Genk defence panicked and they duly failed to clear their lines as Georginio Wijnaldum fired the ball into the roof of the net for the opener.

Samatta goal

Genk restored parity in the 41st minute when Tanzania international Mbwana Samatta flew to the near post and powered home a corner to punish Liverpool, who totally switched off as he bagged his first goal in the Champions League this season.

Chamberlain goal

Liverpool regained their lead eight minutes after the second half when Mohamed Salah did well to keep his marker at arm’s length before Oxlade-Chamberlain took over the baton and swiveled before smashing the ball into the bottom corner from 20 yards out at the Kop end. 

Match Statistics: Liverpool vs Genk