Down 3-0 on the road after just 36 minutes to Liverpool, reigning European Champions and winners of all seven Premier League games, is as unenviable a position in world soccer as any.
With the commentators fearing for Red Bull Salzburg’s goal differential, Jesse Marsch’s side didn’t fold. The former New York Red Bulls boss saw his team claw a goal back before halftime then came out on fire in the second half.
Salzburg scored twice in the opening 15 minutes of the second half, capping a potentially historic comeback at Anfield against Liverpool.
HÅLAND EQUALIZES FOR SALZBURG 😱 pic.twitter.com/7z4y52OAjF
— Bleacher Report Live (@brlive) October 2, 2019
The fairytale wasn’t to be, as Mohamed Salah gave Liverpool a 4-3 win with a 69th minute goal, but Marsch and Salzburg sure did win plenty of plaudits along the way.
Former RBNY defender Chris Duvall thinks Marsch had more than a little to do with the almost-comeback.
@jessemarsch is the kind of guy to have u fired up to run thru a brick wall on a casual Tuesday afternoon training. Can’t imagine his influence on a locker room down 3-0 at Anfield. Best coach I’ve ever had #Liverpool #RBSalzburg
— Chris Duvall (@chrisduvall91) October 2, 2019
It was Marsch’s second Champions League game, after becoming the first American to manage in the world’s premier club competition with a 4-0 win over Genk last month.
Salzburg and Liverpool are now tied for second in Group E with three points each after two games.