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Liverpool beat Toulouse 5-1 as Endo scores first goal

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Wataru Endo scores his first Liverpool

A much-changed Liverpool side continued their perfect record in the Europa League with a ruthless win over French club Toulouse in Group E.

The hosts burst into the lead at Anfield as Diogo Jota skipped past a couple of defenders in the ninth minute before burying the ball into the net.

Toulouse responded through Thijs Dallinga, who was played onside by Trent Alexander-Arnold and was able to slot in an equaliser after a 40-yard run.

But stand-in captain Alexander-Arnold quickly made amends, crossing for Wataru Endo, who headed home his first Liverpool goal in the 30th minute, before Darwin Nunez blasted in a third to give the Reds a 3-1 lead at halftime.

Midway through the second half, Nunez glided past Toulouse keeper Guillaume Restes but struck the post, and he was thankful to see Ryan Gravenberch score a fourth on the rebound.

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Liverpool ultimately cruised to their win as substitute Mohamed Salah scored a fifth in stoppage time, coolly converting a close-range shot off the crossbar for his ninth goal of the season.

The win means Liverpool cemented their place at the top of Group E with nine points after three matches, while Toulouse dropped to third, five points off the Reds.

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