Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Maribor vs Liverpool - A must win game for the Reds in Slovenia

Liverpool travel to the unknowns in Champions League tonight, as they face Maribor in Slovenia.

Maribor versus Liverpool 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 — 7.45pm (BST) 

Stadion Ljudski vrt 

Champions League 

It's currently only one win in eight endeavors for Jurgen Klopp's side, despite the fact that that is maybe not a reasonable impression of the exhibitions on appear lately. 

Saturday's 0-0 draw against Man United saw Jose Mourinho stop the transport like just he knows how, and keeping in mind that home dropped focuses are never perfect, there were positives to take from the match. 

Protectively, the hosts were considerably more exchanged on than recently, and the general football on indicate was great against an agree with no assaulting aspiration. 

Results must be better, however, and ideally that begins on Tuesday evening, with Liverpool as yet hunting down a first Champions League assemble arrange triumph since 2014/15. 

Two focuses from their first couple of amusements isn't precisely tragic, if a touch of baffling, yet inability to win against a constrained Maribor outfit would be extremely disillusioning. 

Sevilla and Spartak Moscow have both profited from woeful Reds completing, and it is apparently a greater issue than the protection right now. 

Klopp's men ought to have excessively quality for their rivals, however, regardless of the possibility that progressions are made – they don't should advance to the knockout stages in the event that they can't win diversions of this kind. 

The expectation is that Tuesday's visit to Slovenia kick begins Liverpool's season, with one major win feeling just as it will give everybody an all-powerful lift. 

Losing at Stadion Ljudski vrt doesn't bear pondering. 

Group News 

MARIBOR, SLOVENIA - Monday, October 16, 2017: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah amid an instructional meeting in front of the UEFA Champions League Group E coordinate between NK Maribor and Liverpool at the Stadion Ljudski vrt. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda) 

As specified, Klopp may make slight modifications after Saturday's trip against United, with Philippe Coutinho, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino all supplanted in the second-half in the wake of looking fatigued. 

The administrator has recommended that discount changes however won't be made, rather we can anticipate that Loris Karius will begin in addition to maybe a couple others. 

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain made a promising cameo late in the day, and he will would like to procure only his second begin for Liverpool. 

Trent Alexander-Arnold is probably going to come in for Joe Gomez, with Klopp turning the two adolescents at appropriate back. 

The main striking damage truants are Sadio Mane, Adam Lallana and Nathaniel Clyne, every one of whom will miss for years to come. 

Stadion Ljudski vrt 

MARIBOR, SLOVENIA - Monday, October 16, 2017: Liverpool's administrator J├╝rgen Klopp gives a group talk amid an instructional course in front of the UEFA Champions League Group E coordinate between NK Maribor and Liverpool at the Stadion Ljudski vrt. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda) 

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Maribor – Last five outcomes (all rivalries) 

Won 2-1 versus Rudar Velenje 

Drew 0-0 versus Triglav Kranj 

Lost 3-0 versus Sevilla 

Won 3-2 versus Aluminij 

Won 3-0 versus Gorica 

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 14, 2017: Liverpool's Emre Can looks disheartened in the wake of missing a possibility amid the FA Premier League coordinate amongst Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda) 

Liverpool – Last five outcomes (all rivalries) 

Drew 0-0 versus Man United 

Drew 1-1 versus Newcastle 

Drew 1-1 versus Spartak Moscow 

Won 3-2 versus Leicester 

Lost 2-0 versus Leicester 

Did You Know? 

Liverpool's skipper Steven Gerrard - UEFA Cup - First Round - Second Leg - Liverpool v Olimpija Ljubljana (Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport) 

The last time Liverpool confronted a Slovenian side, Olimpija Ljubljana in 2003, it was Steven Gerrard's first match as the Reds' Captain

Klopp's View 

Klopp said at his pre-coordinate question and answer session on Monday that progressions were not in his musings: 

"No way. Everyone thinks ahead about a diversion like this, 'this is where you can turn'. It's the last place I would do things like this. 

"We'll roll out maybe a couple improvements, we will see, yet the primary employment isn't to think a similar thing that clearly a ton of you think as of now: [don't] disparage the adversary. 

"It's so essential, they've had nine Champions League amusements up until this point—they picked the most difficult way possible! That is quality, that is mindset. 

"I heard the stadium isn't generally sold out, Champions League evenings will be sold out, and will be an incredible environment." 

Television and Live Blog Info 

The match is a piece of BT Sport's Champions League scope, with BT Sport ESPN demonstrating it from 7pm (BST). 

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