Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Maribor vs Liverpool 0-7: Reds break records in Champions League Win

Liverpool were rampant in their record breaking 7-0 win over Maribor in Slovenia, as Phillipe Coutinho, Mo Salah and Firmino all getting on the score sheet with Alex Oxlade Chamberlain netting his first ever goal for the Reds.

Taking to the Stadion Ljudski vrt on Tuesday night, Jurgen Klopp's Reds looked for just their second triumph since the begin of September, going up against Europe's 77th-positioned side. 

Maribor pledged to assault their guests previously the conflict, setting up an intriguing dynamic, especially following Saturday's boring 0-0 attract at home to Man United. 

Klopp rolled out three improvements to his lineup from that evening at Anfield, with Loris Karius, Trent Alexander-Arnold and James Milner supplanting Simon Mignolet, Joe Gomez and Jordan Henderson. 

As yet bragging an imposing squad, in a small stadium, Liverpool will have been sure of fixing the triumph, and it ended up being a cakewalk in Slovenia. 

With Maribor completely open, the Reds delighted in the ideal begin, with Mohamed Salah winning a free ball on the correct flank, dashing into the case and teeing up Roberto Firmino for the opener. 

It took only nine minutes for Liverpool to include their second, with Milner covering Salah and sending a profound cross in for Philippe Coutinho to pound home on the volley. 

What's more, Salah added to his help with his seventh objective since joining, opening past Jasmin Handanovic with his left in the wake of being found by Firmino. 

Karius was drawn energetically before the half-hour check, however, plunging low on his right side to deny an exertion from Maribor left-back Mitja Viler. 

However, Liverpool were back on top not long after, and with Alberto Moreno rampaging down the left, Salah and Firmino were close by to change over his low cross, with the Egyptian asserting the objective. 

Maribor focus back Marko Suler had a brilliant chance to get one back just before the break, yet sent his free header well wide of the past, with arbitrator Viktor Kassai blowing for half-time at 4-0. 

Liverpool proceeded with their strength after the break, with Georginio Wijnaldum approaching as Firmino squared into the range, before Coutinho stung Handanovic's palms with a free-kick. 

The No. 10 could make the Reds' fifth with another set-piece minutes after the fact, in any case, with Firmino flicking the ball in with a deft header for his second of the night. 

With his side holding a difficult lead, Klopp picked to present Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain set up of Salah, denying the winger of his cap trap yet giving his kindred fresh introduction with profitable minutes. 

Daniel Sturridge entered the shred with 22 minutes to play, with his administrator no uncertainty watching out for Sunday's conflict with Tottenham in pulling back Firmino. 

Oxlade-Chamberlain had an opportunity to commit it 6-0 following an error from Handanovic, yet the 24-year-old's exertion was low and directly at the goalkeeper. 

Liverpool's new No. 21 had his first objective for the club before full-time, however, while Alexander-Arnold got on the cusp of stoppage time to seal the Reds' greatest ever away win in Europe.

Anfield Planet's man of the match: James Milner for the effect he had all around in mid-field and creating several chances.
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