Diaz crossed the ball to Joe Gomez in the 12th minute and three minutes later Gakpo crossed the ball to Mohamed Salah at Anfield. Salah made the score 3-0 early in the second half, scoring his 199th goal for the Reds. Gakpo added his second goal in added time.
Liverpool leads Group E with 12 points. Toulouse are in second place with eight points after a 0-0 draw with Union St-Gillois.
Leverkusen remained the only team with a perfect record after five matches. Victor Boniface and substitute Patrick Schick each scored a goal in Haken’s 2-0 win over Leverkusen and secured a 2-0 win for Leverkusen.12 points each.
The Hammers need just a point against Freiburg on Dec. 14 in London to win the group and avoid a two-game playoff in February.
Brighton have taken the lead. Brighton are one position behind. AEK remain in third place with four points, while Ajax have two.
The eight group stage winners of Europe’s second-highest-ranked tournament qualify directly for the last 16, while the runners-up qualify for a playoff against clubs that qualify for the Europa League by finishing third in their groupsin Tiraspol. Roma are two points behind the Czech team with a game remaining.
In Group C, Lukas Haraslin’s shot from a turnover in the second half led to a victory over Sherif in Tiraspol.
Maccabi Haifa remained in last place in Group F, losing 3-0 to Rennes at the Puskas Arena in Budapest, as Israel cannot host UEFA matches due to the war with Hamas.
Also in the group, 41-year-old goalkeeper Pepe Reina helped Villarreal beat Panathinaikos 3-2 and move up to second on the all-time list of European Cup appearances with his 189. Only Cristiano Ronaldo has played more – 197.
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Greece’s PAOK are top of the group.then takes the clubs into the playoffs with the third Europa League participants.