Liverpool’s problems in front of goal this season ended in dramatic style last night with a 7-0 thrashing of Slovenian side Maribor in their Champion’s League Group E game. The result see’s Liverpool take the record for the biggest away win by a british team in the cups history as the reds dominated from start to finish, eclipsing the 6-0 wins earned by Leeds United of Norwegians Lyn in 1969 and Manchester United’s 6-0 victory over Irish Minnows Shamrock Rovers in 1957.
Roberto Firmino opened the scoring in the 4th minute after good work down the right side by Mohamed Salah, Brazilian international Coutinho made it two nil shortly after with an excellent half volley, before Salah got in on the act with two more before the break, with Firmino turning provider for his first and Alberto Moreno’s pass setting up his second to make it 4-0 at the break.
Firminho continued the demolition with his 2nd five minutes after the restart to make it 5-0, before Liverpool took their foot of the pedal for a bit! They did add to the scoreboard late in the 2nd half with Daniel Sturridge setting up England International Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to score his first goal since his £35 million move from Arsenal at the end of August and make it 6-0, before Alexander Arnold found the net for only the second time in his Liverpool career, with his deflected injury time shot to make it 0-7 and write Liverpool’s name in the record books.
The result see’s the reds move to the top of group E on goal difference, above Spartak Moscow how beat Sevilla 5-1 in Russia Liverpool’s next European game is their return match against Maribor at Anfield in a fortnight.