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Liverpool’s 40-goal haul in Champions League this season is the third-most ever

Liverpool’s remarkable Champions League campaign has seen them score the third-most goals in the competition’s history – and they’ve still got one game to go.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have netted a massive 40 goals in just 12 games, behind only Barcelona in 2000 and Real Madrid in their 2014-winning season.

Liverpool still have one game to go – the final against Real Madrid in Kiev – and they could quite easily move into second place in the all-time table.

Leaders Barcelona scored 45 goals in the 1999-2000 season – a campaign in which they only reached the semi-finals but played 16 games in total.

To this date it remains the most goals scored by a team in one season of the Champions League, helped largely by two 5-0 wins in the group stages and a 5-1 victory over Chelsea in the quarter-finals.

Liverpool need to score five against Real Madrid in the final to equal the highest ever total – surely a near-impossible task – but just one goal would level them in second place on the table.

Real Madrid currently hold that position having netted 41 goals on their way to the trophy in 2013-14. They had two 6-1 wins to help them reach that total, before putting four past rivals Atletico in the final.

One particularly impressive stat regarding Liverpool’s fine European campaign this season is that their deadly front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane have contributed 30 of the 40 goals, with just 10 spread out among the rest of the team.

Liverpool are the first British team to ever score 35+ goals in a single Champions League campaign, with Barcelona and Real Madrid the only other two to get there.

Barcelona have done it twice, while 12-time winners Real Madrid have reached 35 goals on an impressive six occasions.