Former MFM FC striker Stephen Odey had his name written in the history book as he scored his first UEFA Champions League goal for Genk who lost 4-1 to Liverpool on Wednesday, Futbalgalore.com reports.
The Nigeria international climbed off the bench to replace his compatriot Ebere Paul Onuachu when the result stood at 3-0 in favour of the reigning Champions League winners.
Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain made up for lost time by producing exactly the sort of performance manager Jurgen Klopp expects from him, driving forward from midfield and – more importantly – scoring.
His first was good, firing home from just outside the penalty area, but his second was sublime, flicking a first-time shot in off the crossbar.
Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah also scored – substitute Stephen Odey grabbed a late consolation for the hosts – as Liverpool recorded their first away win in the group stage in five matches and only their second in 10.
Odey ruined what would have been a perfect performance for Liverpool to give Genk the goal their first-half endeavours had threatened.
The defending champions have regained some of their swagger but remain a point behind Napoli, 3-2 winners over Salzburg, in Group E.
With a three-point cushion over the Austrian club and the return fixture against Genk to come next things are looking relatively comfortable for Klopp’s side.
Odey joined Genk from FC Zurich in July 2019.