Liverpool on fire

October 18, 2017
Liverpool's Roberto Firmino, right, celebrates with Dejan Lovren after scoring during their Champions League against Maribor at the Ljudski vrt stadium, in Maribor, Slovenia, yesterday.


MARIBOR, Slovenia (AP):

Liverpool rediscovered their potency by thrashing Maribor 7-0, matching the biggest away win in Champions League history and emphatically securing their first win in Group E yesterday.

Mohamed Salah scored twice to follow up goals from Roberto Firmino, in the fourth minute, and Philippe Coutinho as Liverpool took a 4-0 lead at half-time.

Firmino added a second goal before Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain his first for Liverpool - and Trent Alexander-Arnold completed the rout for Maribor's heaviest loss in the competition.

"Our attitude was outstanding - we were spot on from the first second," Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said.

Liverpool started off with draws against Sevilla and Spartak Moscow, but this win lifted the English team to the top of the group on goal difference from Spartak, which thrashed Sevilla 5-1.

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