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Jürgen Klopp uses German lesson to keep Liverpool alert against Maribor

• Manager cites 1954 World Cup as example of game’s capacity to shock
• Klopp warns Liverpool against complacency after 7-0 thrashing in October

Long before Istanbul there was the Miracle of Bern and Jürgen Klopp believes Liverpool should heed a warning from history when they host Maribor on Wednesday. In the Champions League, the Liverpool manager insists, there are no foregone conclusions, even against an opponent humiliated 7-0.

Liverpool recorded the biggest away win in their European history against the Slovenian champions two weeks ago – indeed the biggest by any English team away in the European Cup – but Klopp claims he will be content with a 1-0 victory in the return. He cited West Germany’s 3-2 win over Hungary in the 1954 World Cup final as a reason why. Germany secured their first World Cup not only after trailing 2-0 in Bern but having lost 8-3 to the Mighty Magyars in the first round of the tournament. Klopp will use a 63-year-old history lesson to guard against complacency at Anfield.

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