Watch Naby Keita score with thunderbolt volley as Liverpool race to 2-0 lead after just 13 MINUTES at Atletico Madrid

NABY KEITA scored a sensational volley as Liverpool raced into a two-goal lead against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.

As the ball was half cleared away by the Spanish champions, Keita rifled it back in with a venomous shot which flew past the despairing dive of Jan Oblak.

WOW! ?

Naby Keita with a rocket of a volley! ?

Liverpool are dominating early on against Atletico as they take a two-goal lead inside the first 15 minutes!

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Naby Keita struck a second goal for Liverpool after just 13 minutesCredit: Getty

Keita scored his first goal of the season in some style

Keita scored his first goal of the season in some styleCredit: Getty

The Guinean’s 13th minute strike doubled the visitors’ lead after Mohamed Salah put them ahead early on – scoring in a club-record NINTH successive match.

But Keita’s goal was the one which caught the eye as Jurgen Klopp‘s men sprinted out of the blocks in Europe.

Speaking about the strike, former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson told BBC Radio 5 Live: “Naby Keita’s just swung his right foot and hit across the ball. It’s a great strike.

“Jan Oblak had no chance. It’s a brilliant start by Liverpool and I’ve never seen Atletico make such a poor start, but it’s down to the quality of the opposition.

“Liverpool are outstanding. Atletico are all over the place. Very un-Simeone like.”

It was the perfect start to the game for Liverpool but they were quickly brought back down to Earth before half time.

Two goals from Antoine Griezmann – on loan from Barcelona at Atletico – levelled things up for the hosts.

In a frantic first 35 minutes the Frenchman flicked home his first before then tidily slotting a second into the corner beyond Alisson.

But Liverpool snatched a late win after Salah scored a late penalty to secure all three points – with Griezmann earlier sent off for kicking Roberto Firmino in the face.

The Reds have now won all three of their opening group stage games in what is this season’s toughest group – along with AC Milan and Porto.

The Reds came into the European tie full of confidence after dismantling Watford 5-0 at the weekend.

Klopp’s outfit remain the only unbeaten team left in the Premier League this season.

Following their clash with Atletico, the Reds will square off against fierce rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.


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