Records tumble as Liverpool smash Maribor

Liverpool made fans forget of their recent troubles in front of goal smashing Slovenian side Maribor 7-0 away from home. Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah both grabbed doubles, while Coutinho, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Trent Alexander-Arnold all wrote their names on the scoresheet. It was a huge victory for Jurgen Klopp’s men and not just in the manner of victory, but by the amount of records they smashed during.

  • It was Liverpool’s first away win in the UEFA Champions League Group Stage since November 2009 defeating Debrecen 1-0, a streak the stretched to 11 matches
  • Loris Karius also kept Liverpool’s first clean sheet in the Group Stage since that match
  • Maribor suffered their heaviest home loss in the Champions League and their biggest defeat in the competition (they previously lost 4-0 at home to Lazio in 1999-00, and 6-0 away to Chelsea in 2014-15)
  • Liverpool secured their biggest away win in the competition since beating Marseille 4-0 in 2007-08
  • It was also their biggest Champions League victory since their 8-0 win over Besiktas in the same season
  • Liverpool scored four first-half goals for the first time
  • Liverpool are the first English club to score four goals in the first half of an away fixture in the Champions League
  • They also recorded their largest away victory by an English side in the competition’s history
  • It was the biggest away win the Champions League since 2014-15 (Shakhtar Donetsk beat BATE Borisov 7-0)
  • It was also the biggest away win by an English side since 2014-15 (Chelsea beat Schalke 04)

Liverpool scored seven of their 26 shots on goal, and only conceded two, neither troubling Karius in goals. They seemed to fade off when Firmino and Salah were removed but with three goals inside the first 20 minutes that was something they could afford to do.

The Reds faced Maribor at home on match day four, another victory similar to this will put them well on their way to progressing to the knockout stages off the competition.

They will also take a lot of confidence knowing they can score goals without Senegalese star Sadio Mane, and will also give them a huge boost ahead of their league match away at Tottenham this week.

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