Liverpool entered Tuesday's match at Red Bull Salzburg knowing that a loss would likely see them eliminated from the Champions League group stage. That would have seen them join Chelsea as the only reigning champ to crash out in the group stage the following season. Jurgen Klopp and company had other ideas.
Despite a back-and-forth first half where each team had quality looks on goal, it was Liverpool that scored two goals in two minutes early in the second half to win to secure a 2-0 win, the top spot in Group E and a place in the knockout stage.
Battling an underrated Salzburg team coached by American Jesse Marsch, Liverpool could've led or been trailing at the break. But the goalkeepers put on quite the show in the first half to keep the game scoreless.
With Napoli beating Genk to also advance, Liverpool knew it would need at least a draw. The pressure increased for the Reds as they kept missing chances in the goal-less game, but they broke the ice shortly before the hour mark. Sadio Mane's brilliance down the left led to Naby Keita's opening goal against his former team in the 57th minute. A minute later, Mohamed Salah pulled off one of the goals of the tournament to essentially punch Liverpool's ticket to the round of 16.
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From there, Red Bull Salzburg would need three goals to move on, but it wasn't meant to be. The result sends the hosts to the Europa League and the Reds back into the knockout stage once again.
CBS Sports was with you the entire way, providing analysis, highlights and more. You can relive Liverpool's win below.