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Liverpool record Champions League firsts with seven-goal mauling of Maribor

July 19 2018, 05:24 | Van Peters

Liverpool record Champions League firsts with seven-goal mauling of Maribor

Liverpool record Champions League firsts with seven-goal mauling of Maribor

The Reds chalked up their biggest margin of victory in a European away game when they beat Maribor 7-0 in Slovenia on Tuesday, with Salah scoring two first-half goals.

A report in the Liverpool Echo newspaper last week suggested the club have spent around £23m every summer since Fenway Sports Group took the club over seven years ago and it simply isn't anywhere near enough to compete at the top of the Premier League.

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.

In the Champions League, schoolboy errors have seen the Reds off to a winless start to the campaign as the Reds continue to search for their first group stage win this season.

Despite being considered favourites heading into the group, the Reds had managed just two points from their opening two matches, draws versus Sevilla and Spartak Moscow. They haven't reached the knockout stages of the competition since 2008/09.

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This is the first competitive match between Liverpool and Maribor, who have a poor record in both the Champions League, and against English opposition. They have never scored a couple of times in those 14 games.

So, who else starts at Ljudski vrt tonight?

Darko Milanic does not have a lot of injury concerns to deal with ahead of the visit of Liverpool, but the Maribor boss will be without centre-backs Marko Suler, Denis Sme and young striker Luka Zahovic for Tuesday's home encounter.

The Egypt global and Roberto Firmino both bagged braces while further goals from Philippe Coutinho, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and teenager Trent Alexander-Arnold gave the Kops their biggest ever European win. Sadio Mane remains a long-term absentee. They drew 1-1 away against Olimpija Ljubljana before a 3-0 win at Anfield.

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