Mohamed Salah, who scored twice, grabbed the 69th-minute winner for Liverpool after Salzburg, managed by American Jesse Marsch, had stunned Anfield with three goals either side of halftime to make it 3-3.
Arsenal move into fourth spot as they twice came from a goal down with 10 men to beat Aston Villa 3-2 while Manchester United suffer a dismal 2-0 defeat at high-flying West Ham United who finished the weekend fifth.
Liverpool were in full cry at their Anfield fortress with two second-half goals from Salah ensuring they have a maximum nine points from three matches while they also ended Arsenal’s own perfect league record.
Stand-in goalkeeper Adrian was the hero as it was his save from Tammy Abraham allowed Liverpool to beat Chelsea 5-4 on penalties.
Liverpool opened its bid to end a 30-year English title drought by beating Norwich 4-1 on Friday, with four goals in the first half against the Premier League newcomers.
Following Egypt's defeat 0-1 defeat to South Africa, Aguirre said he alone took the blame for the host nation's disastrous campaign and indicated he would hold talks with the Egyptian football association over his future.
Tunisia and South Africa filled the final two places for the round of 16 after a tense finish to the group stage in Egypt.
After avenging last year's Champions League anguish with Liverpool three weeks ago, Salah is now on a mission for redemption with the Pharaohs after injury wrecked his World Cup campaign in Russia
Amidst a controlled media narrative and a heavy blanket of government scrutiny, many Egyptians are questioning former president Mohamed Morsi's death in whispers and with discretion.
An early goal from Mohamed Salah and a late one from Divock Origi gave Liverpool a win over Tottenham Hotspur in all-English Champions League final
Liverpool will be seeking its sixth European title when it faces fellow English club Tottenham on Saturday in Madrid.
The Reds went into the match at Anfield trailing 3-0 from the first leg and deprived of injured star attacking duo Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.
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