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NK Maribor - Liverpool
Champions League - 17 October 2017
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FT: Maribor 0-7 Liverpool. Salah (2) ,Firmino (2), Coutinho, Oxlade Chamberlain and Alexander Arnold all get on the scoresheet as Liverpool notch up a record away win in Europe to move top of Group E.
This has been superb from Liverpool. Klopp and Co responding well to recent criticism.
- GoalTrent Alexander-ArnoldLiverpool
GOAL! It's seventh heaven! Alexander Arnold sees his 25 yard strike deflect off a defender's arm and fly into the opposite corner.
Liverpool STILL attacking!
Hotic booked. Maribor very frustrated.
Pretty much a perfect night's work for Klopp and Co.
Liverpool on course for their record away victory in Europe.
- GoalAlex Oxlade-ChamberlainLiverpool
GOAL! Oxlade-Chamberlain races onto Sturridge's lovely pass to coolly stroke home his first the club.
Moreno takes down a floated ball to the far left of the box, but then crashes his volley way over the top.
Solanke and Sturridge hungry to get in on the goal action - but Liverpool have notched it down a couple of gears in the last 25 minutes or so.
LATEST: Spartak 4-1 Sevilla.
- OffDamjan BoharNK Maribor
- OnJasmin MesanovicNK Maribor
MARIBOR CHANGE: Bohar off, Mesanovic on.
- Yellow cardBlaž VrhovecNK Maribor
Handanovic reacts well to race off his line and beat Sturridge to a probing through pass.
Coutinho tries to touch it back to Sturridge from a clipped right-wing cross, but the Brazilian's touch is diverted to safety.
The Ox bursts past his man after picking up a weak kick by the keeper, who then redeems himself with a smart save down to his left to deny the former Arsenal midfielder.
LIVERPOOL CHANGE: Solanke on for Wijnaldum.
Solanke being readied for the Liverpool.
LATEST: Spartak 3-1 Sevilla.
Maribor going through the motions. This match must feel like an eternity.
DID YOU KNOW? When Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren have started for Liverpool as a back two in all competitions, the Reds have lost just two of 28 games. It's going to be 29 too...
Sturridge with 20+ minutes to net a landmark 100th club career goal.
- OffRoberto FirminoLiverpool
- OnDaniel SturridgeLiverpool
LIVERPOOL CHANGE: Sturridge on for Firmino.
Here comes Studge...
Liverpool not quite the same side since Salah departed. Foot no doubt off the gas too.
Speaking of a perfect night...Spartak Moscow now lead Sevilla 2-1. As it stands, Liverpool will move top of Group E.
Liverpool will be rather keen to keep a clean sheet here and avoid any injuries to make it a perfect night.
PHOTO: Salah is no longer on the pitch, but there's no doubt he's made a big impact since arriving at Anfield this summer.
Liverpool searching for more goals. Can they pick up their biggest ever away success in Europe?
- OffValon AhmediNK Maribor
- OnAleks PihlerNK Maribor
MARIBOR CHANGE: Aleks Pihler on for Valon Ahmedi.
- OffMartin KramaricNK Maribor
- OnDino HoticNK Maribor
MARIBOR CHANGE: Hotic on for Kramaric.
LIVERPOOL CHANGE: Salah replaced by Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Coutinho with a shot from distance... deflected behind.
This would equal Liverpool's biggest away win in Europe.
- GoalRoberto FirminoLiverpool
GOAL! It's five! Coutinho's free kick from the left flank is glanced into the far corner by Firmino.
Coutinho's effort is on target, but Handanovic punches it to safety.
Free kick to Liverpool 30 yards out. Coutinho over it.
Lovren caught by a high boot as he attempted to head home at the far post. Klopp going crazy on the touchline. He wanted a spot kick.
No change to the rhythm of this match. Liverpool doing all of the attacking.
Moreno lets fly from distance but his shot is no concern for Handanovic.
Maribor give it away on the edge of their won box. Firmino nips in but his cross is diverted behind at the near post.
- 2nd Half
KICK OFF! Maribor restart the match needing a minor miracle.
- End of 1st Half
HT: Maribor 0-4 Liverpool. The Reds are all set for a first CL group stage win of the season.
- Yellow cardMartin MilecNK Maribor
Milec booked for tripping and pulling at Coutinho.
Salah on a hat-trick...
Liverpool still look vulnerable at the back as a high free kick is headed wide at the far post. The visitors respond and almost make it five when Firmino races onto a through pass and drills just wide of the far post from the right of the area.
Game over now. Maribor have been woeful; Liverpool ruthless.
- GoalMohamed SalahLiverpool
GOAL! Salah beats Firmino to the tap-in to easily convert Moreno's low cross to make it four.
LATEST: Spartak 1-1 Sevilla.
Coutinho bewitches a few defenders with some quick feet but sees the sting taken out of his shot by a last-ditch attempt at a block.
Can > Henderson?
The other two occasions where in a 2-2 with Ludogorets in 2014 and at Hoffenheim in August.
This is only the third time in their last 18 Europan matches on the road where the Reds have found the net more than once.
Salah has a pop from 25 yards that Handanovic gathers at the second attempt.
Mitja Viler is fed on the left of the box. He cuts back on to his right peg but sees his low effort smothered by Karius at the near post.
The Travelling Kop are in good voice.
STAT: Maribor STILL haven't kept a clean sheet against English opposition (in nine matches).
PHOTO: Majestic Mo!
PHOTO: Ruthless Reds... in orange...
AS IT STANDS: Liverpool 5pts, Spartak 5pts, Sevilla 4pts, Maribor 1pt.
LATEST: Spartak 1-0 Sevilla.
Liverpool's front three have found their goal touch and it's looking bleak for the hosts at this point.
- GoalMohamed SalahLiverpool
GOAL! Salah makes it three with a clinical finish after a superb run and pass from Firmino sent the Egyptian clear inside the area.
DID YOU KNOW? The Merseysiders have lost just two of their last 19 European games.
Shots on for the visitors. This time Moreno makes a late burst into the left side of the box, but his effort flashes into the side netting.
It should be three - and game over. Coutinho pulls to the right byline and rolls it across for Firmino, who somehow guides it wide.
Coutinho is the first Reds player to net in a fourth successive away game since Steven Gerrard did it in March 2014.
- GoalPhilippe CoutinhoLiverpool
GOAL! It's two! Coutinho scuffs a volley into the corner of the net after a lovely move ended with Milner crossing from the right.
Maribor struggling to get out of their own half at times here.
Maribor v English opponents: They have won only one of their eight contests in all competitions (D2 L5). That was a 2-1 win against Wigan Athletic in the 2013-14 Europa League group stages.
Liverpool well in control early doors. Milner dummies a shot, cuts inside and forces Jasmin Handanovic into a decent save from 20 yards out.
STAT: All four of Liverpool's goals in this season's Champions League have been scored in the first half.
That's the perfect start for LFC as they look to halt the negativity being directed their way after just one win in eight outings.
- GoalRoberto FirminoLiverpool
GOAL! Firmino taps home from close range after Salah had pounced on a short pass and surged free down the right before putting it on a plate for the Brazilian.
Klopp spoke to BT Sport prior to kick off and confirmed Jordan Henderson has just been given a breather - though he is on the bench....
GROUP E AS IT STANDS: Sevilla 4pts, Liverpool 2pts, Spartak Moscow 2pts, Maribor 1pt.
- 1st Half
KICK OFF! Liverpool get this contest underway.
STAT: Maribor have not won at home in the Champions League group stages (D3 L4).
Maribor are currently bottom of Group E with one point. They drew 1-1 with Spartak Moscow in their opening group game as Damjan Bohar equalised for the hosts on 85 minutes. The Slovenian champions lost 3-0 to Sevilla last time out, with Wisam Ben Yedder netting a treble.
Jurgen Klopp: "This is a decisive moment in the group - we need to be confident and brave we don't need to think about the last game. We play Maribor twice now. We've already wasted points so we have to be very good again it's an important moment."
DID YOU KNOW? Maribor are only the second Slovenian team Liverpool have locked horns with in Europe. The other team? Olimpija Ljubljana back in the 2003-04 UEFA Cup, first round. The Merseysiders won 4-1 on aggregate, cruising to a 3-0 success at Anfield after a 1-1 draw on their travels.
Klopp has made three changes to the Liverpool team that drew with Man United at the weekend. As expected, Loris Karius starts in goal while Trent Alexander-Arnold comes in for Joe Gomez and James Milner replaces captain Jordan Henderson, who drops to the bench.
Maribor will deploy a 4-2-3-1 system with captain Marcos Tavares leading the line. Liverpool go with a similar formation that they hope will be more like a 4-3-3 when they are on the attack.
CONFIRMED TEAMS - MARIBOR: Handanovic, Milec, Rajcevic, Suler, Viler, Kabha, Vrhovec, Bohar, Ahmedi, Kramaric, Tavares... Subs: Obradovic, Billong, Palcic, Pihler, Hotic, Vrsic, Mesanovic. /// LIVERPOOL: Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Lovren, Moreno, Milner, Wijnaldum, Can, Salah, Coutinho, Firmino... Subs: Mignolet, Gomez, Klavan, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Solanke, Sturridge.
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