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Scintillating Liverpool hit seven to thrash Maribor

Roberto Firmino

Liverpool recorded their biggest Champions League win in almost 10 years as they thrashed Maribor to go top of Group E.

The Reds dominated throughout, opening the scoring on four minutes when Roberto Firmino finished from close range after Mohamed Salah has broken free down the right wing.

Philippe Coutinho made it 2-0 with a half-volley from James Milner's pull-back before Salah scored twice, finishing off passes from Firmino then Alberto Moreno as the Reds led 4-0 at half-time.

Firmino added a fifth with a flicked header from Coutinho's free-kick as the Reds claimed their biggest Champions League victory since an 8-0 home victory over Turkish side Besiktas on 6 November 2007.

Daniel Sturridge linked up with fellow substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for the latter to score his first goal for the club to make it 6-0, and Trent Alexander-Arnold sealed the rout with a deflected 30-yard strike.

The victory takes Liverpool level on points with Spartak Moscow, who defeated previous leaders Sevilla 5-1.

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Line-ups

NK Maribor

  • 33Handanovic
  • 22MilecBooked at 45mins
  • 26Rajcevic
  • 4Suler
  • 28Viler
  • 5VrhovecBooked at 80mins
  • 8Kabha
  • 97KramaricSubstituted forHoticat 58'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 7AhmediSubstituted forPihlerat 58'minutes
  • 39BoharSubstituted forMesanovicat 81'minutes
  • 9Morales Tavares

Substitutes

  • 3Billong
  • 6Pihler
  • 10Hotic
  • 12Vrsic
  • 27Mesanovic
  • 29Palcic
  • 69Obradovic

Liverpool

  • 1Karius
  • 66Alexander-Arnold
  • 32Matip
  • 6Lovren
  • 18Moreno
  • 7Milner
  • 23Can
  • 5WijnaldumSubstituted forSolankeat 76'minutes
  • 11SalahSubstituted forOxlade-Chamberlainat 57'minutes
  • 9FirminoSubstituted forSturridgeat 68'minutes
  • 10Coutinho

Substitutes

  • 12Gomez
  • 14Henderson
  • 15Sturridge
  • 17Klavan
  • 21Oxlade-Chamberlain
  • 22Mignolet
  • 29Solanke
Referee:
Viktor Kassai

Match Stats

Home TeamNK MariborAway TeamLiverpool
Possession
Home30%
Away70%
Shots
Home5
Away26
Shots on Target
Home2
Away14
Corners
Home0
Away9
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Maribor 0, Liverpool 7.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Maribor 0, Liverpool 7.

Foul by Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool).

Jasmin Mesanovic (Maribor) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Maribor 0, Liverpool 7. Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Philippe Coutinho.

Booking

Dino Hotic (Maribor) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Emre Can (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dino Hotic (Maribor).

Offside, Liverpool. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain tries a through ball, but Daniel Sturridge is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Maribor 0, Liverpool 6. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Daniel Sturridge with a through ball.

Attempt missed. Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Philippe Coutinho.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mitja Viler (Maribor).

Substitution

Substitution, Maribor. Jasmin Mesanovic replaces Damjan Bohar.

Booking

Blaz Vrhovec (Maribor) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Blaz Vrhovec (Maribor).

Attempt blocked. Dominic Solanke (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by James Milner with a cross.

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Jasmin Handanovic.

Attempt saved. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool. Dominic Solanke replaces Georginio Wijnaldum.

Foul by Emre Can (Liverpool).

Damjan Bohar (Maribor) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Milner (Liverpool).

Damjan Bohar (Maribor) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Marko Suler.

Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Marko Suler (Maribor).

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool. Daniel Sturridge replaces Roberto Firmino.

Offside, Maribor. Damjan Bohar tries a through ball, but Mitja Viler is caught offside.

Foul by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool).

Marko Suler (Maribor) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Emre Can (Liverpool).

Dino Hotic (Maribor) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Maribor. Aleks Pihler replaces Valon Ahmedi.

Substitution

Substitution, Maribor. Dino Hotic replaces Martin Kramaric.

Attempt missed. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Alberto Moreno with a cross following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain replaces Mohamed Salah.

Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Blaz Vrhovec.

Attempt blocked. Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Georginio Wijnaldum.

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