UEFA Champions League Report: Maribor v Liverpool 17 October 2017

UEFA Champions League Report: Maribor v Liverpool 17 October 2017

UEFA Champions League Report: Maribor v Liverpool 17 October 2017

Premier League giants Liverpool tonight set a new club record during their hammering of Maribor in the Champions League.

Maribor now sit fourth in the group table with just a solitary point earned on Matchday 1, which was followed by a 3-0 loss to Sevilla.

The Reds got off to a great start after poor build up play from Maribor saw them surrender possession in a risky area.

Liverpool will hold a training session at Maribor's Stadion Ljudski vrt on Monday evening.

Liverpool have only won once in the Premier League since August but Spurs have struggled since moving to Wembley and only won there for the first time in the league last weekend. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain got his first goal in a Liverpool shirt as his neat finish put his side 6-0 in front after 88 minutes.

The Slovenian outfit have only ever won one match against a team from these shores - a 2-1 victory over Wigan in the 2013-14 Europa League - and they have only one victory in Europe's premier competition to their name (D2 L5), and that came all the way back in 1999.

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Maribor are yet to win their first game at home in the UEFA Champions League group stage (D3 L4). The side is in second place with 28 points through 12 games.

In need of some inspiration.

A solid outing against Maribor, thus, will not only pave the way for Liverpool's first win in the group stage this season, but also help Sturridge in the long run, and he would hope to make a mark, if given an opportunity on the night.

Look at the recent draws against Sevilla, Burnley, Newcastle and on Saturday against United and Liverpool were by far the better team in all of those games. "Maribor is the place they [Liverpool] should rotate".

Maribor have had a tremendous start to the Slovenian League. The Hard Tackle predicts a hard-fought 2-1 win for Klopp's men.

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