Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp ‘will be furious’ with Dejan Lovren after Genk goal
The reigning champions were comfortable victors out in Belgium, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain firing them in front after two minutes.
He then added his and the Reds’ second in superb fashion 12 minutes after the interval, curling the ball into the top-left corner with the outside of his boot from the edge of the area.
Unfortunately they didn’t walk away with a clean sheet, nevertheless, as Stephen Odey turned the ball home from close range a minute after Salah’s strike.
When Lovren tried to shield the ball from Genk’s Dieumerci Ndongala on the touchline, the latter’s team-mate Jere Uronen crept up and dispossessed him.
Uronen then found Ndongala inside the box, who wormed his way past Joe Gomez and Naby Keita before teeing up Odey.
It may not have had an impact on the result, but former Liverpool defender Warnock believes Klopp will be seething with Lovren.
“I was about to say how well Dejan Lovren’s played but he dwells on the ball,” he said on BBC Radio 5 Live.
“He was trying to be too clever on the touchline and shield the ball. He thinks there’s only one player on him but there isn’t, there’s two. And the player behind him nicks the ball.
“In all fairness to Genk, I think they deserve a goal tonight. They’ve been bright at times and missed a few opportunities.
“But Jurgen Klopp will be furious. It was a chance for a clean sheet.”
Tonight’s win means Liverpool now sit second in Group E, one point behind leaders Napoli.
The Serie A outfit picked up a dramatic 3-2 away at Red Bull Salzburg this evening, with Lorenzo Insigne scoring the winner a minute after Erling Braut Haland had drawn the hosts level.
Liverpool are next in action in the Champions League on November 5 when Genk make the trip to Anfield.