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90'
Philippe Coutinho
Assist
90'
T. Alexander-Arnold
Goal
89'
D. Hotič
Yellow Card
86'
D. Sturridge
Assist
86'
A. Oxlade-Chamberlain
Goal
81'
J. Mešanović
D. Bohar
80'
B. Vrhovec
Yellow Card
76'
D. Solanke
G. Wijnaldum
68'
D. Sturridge
Roberto Firmino
58'
A. Pihler
V. Ahmedi
58'
D. Hotič
M. Kramarič
57'
A. Oxlade-Chamberlain
Mohamed Salah
54'
Philippe Coutinho
Assist
54'
Roberto Firmino
Goal
45'
M. Milec
Yellow Card
39'
Alberto Moreno
Assist
39'
Mohamed Salah
Goal
19'
Roberto Firmino
Assist
19'
Mohamed Salah
Goal
13'
J. Milner
Assist
13'
Philippe Coutinho
Goal
4'
Mohamed Salah
Assist
4'
Roberto Firmino
Goal
3
3
3
0

Stats

Possession
% %
2
7
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 2 14
Total Passes 335 775

Commentary

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Liverpool put on a clinic this evening to secure their first win of the Champions League group stage. They dominated Maribor from start to finish this evening, scoring seven goals on the road. Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah scored two goals apiece, while Philippe Coutinho, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Trent Alexander-Arnold also found the net in the rout. Jurgen Klopp's men head to the top of Group E as a result of Sevilla's loss at the hands of Spartak Moscow and they will look to remain their for the rest of the group stage.
FULL-TIME: MARIBOR 0--7 LIVERPOOL
90' + 2' The referee ends the contest.
90' There will be two minutes of added time.
Philippe Coutinho
Assist
Liverpool
90' Coutinho slides the ball to Alexander-Arnold, who applies the finish.
T. Alexander-Arnold
Goal
Liverpool
90' GOALLLLLLLL!!!!! LIVERPOOL SCORE THEIR SEVENTH! The Reds add a seventh goal this evening. Alexander-Arnold is afforded space and time on the edge of the box. He goes for the blast and his effort takes a deflection off Suler to wrong foot Handanovic to find the net.
D. Hotič
Yellow Card
Maribor
89' Hotic goes into the book for a stray arm on Can.
D. Sturridge
Assist
Liverpool
86' Sturridge wins the ball in the final third, seizing on Suler's mistakes and he plays a reverse pass into the feet of Oxlade-Chamberlain to find the net.
A. Oxlade-Chamberlain
Goal
Liverpool
86' GOALLLLLLL!!!!! OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN OPENS HIS LIVERPOOL ACCOUNT! The midfielder scores his first goal for the club as he latches on to Sturridge's pass and slots his strike past Handanovic from close range. That strike wraps up an excellent performance from the visitors this evening.
85' OVER! Moreno latches on Coutinho's pass over the top and he goes for the strike from the left inside channel, only to blast his effort well over the bar.
83' Oxlade-Chamberlain and Coutinho probe on the edge of the box, but the home side hold firm on the edge of the box. The former's pass to Alexander-Arnold down the flank goes astray, ending a promising attack from Klopp's men.
J. Mešanović
D. Bohar
Maribor
81' Mesanovic replaces Bohar for the hosts.
B. Vrhovec
Yellow Card
Maribor
80' Vrhovec tugs back Coutinho as the Brazilian spun away from him in the middle of the park and goes into the book.
79' OFF THE LINE! Milner leaves two players for dead down the right and he lifts a peach of a cross to the back post for Coutinho. The Brazilian tries to force his effort over the line, but Rajcevic is there to clear away for the home side.
78' Liverpool's control of this game from the first minute has been extremely impressive. Klopp will be delighted with his side this evening.
D. Solanke
G. Wijnaldum
Liverpool
76' Solanke replaces Wijnaldum for the visitors.
76' SAVE! Handanovic's loose clearance falls straight to Oxlade-Chamberlain and he goes to power his effort past the keeper after bursting past Suler's challenge, but the Maribor keeper makes a smart save.
74' Liverpool's substitutes have not got up to the speed of the game as Sturridge loses possession in the final third, while Oxlade-Chamberlain is edged out of possession by Suler.
71' Alexander-Arnold feeds Oxlade-Chamberlain down the right flank, but Suler comes across to stop the cross from the midfielder.
70' The pace of the game has dropped as Liverpool are quite content to sit on their lead. They're not trying to force the issue as much as they were in the first period.
D. Sturridge
Roberto Firmino
Liverpool
68' Sturridge replaces Firmino for Klopp's men.
67' Tavares picks out Bohar in the box with a lofted pass, but he gets crowded out in the box before Matip clears his lines from the resulting cross back in from the home side.
64' Milner battles Milec down the left flank, but for once the Maribor defence holds firm and the right-back shields the ball out of play for a goal-kick.
63' A lengthy spell of possession for the visitors ends as Milner slightly overhits his cross from the left, allowing Viler to clear the danger at the back post.
60' Liverpool have complete control of the game and are just knocking the ball around the pitch like a training ground routine.
A. Pihler
V. Ahmedi
Maribor
58' Pihler replaces Ahmedi.
D. Hotič
M. Kramarič
Maribor
58' Hotic replaces Kramaric for the home side.
A. Oxlade-Chamberlain
Mohamed Salah
Liverpool
57' Salah makes way for Oxlade-Chamberlain.
57' OVER! Oxlade-Chamberlain has the chance to score immediately as he latches on to Moreno's cross from the left, but he can only smash his volley over the bar on his first-time effort.
Philippe Coutinho
Assist
Liverpool
54' Coutinho lifts a pinpoint cross towards the near post and Firmino finds the net with a deft header.
Roberto Firmino
Goal
Liverpool
54' GOALLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!! LIVERPOOL HAVE FIVE! The Reds notch their fifth goal as Firmino glances Coutinho's free-kick into the bottom corner. Coutinho swung his delivery to the near post and the forward nodded the ball backwards towards the opposite post, and he watched as it nestled into the back of the net.
54' SAVE! Coutinho curls his effort over the wall and towards the top corner, but Handanovic reacts well to punch the ball away from danger. A fine save from the keeper, but his side concede another free-kick on the left flank.
53' Coutinho is brought down 25 yards from goal and he will line up the corresponding free-kick in an attempt to notch his side's fifth.
52' Liverpool open up Maribor down the left flank and Firmino plays the ball across the face of goal, but Wijnaldum loses his footing as he strikes, allowing Suler to make the covering block.
51' Lovren is almost caught with a high boot from Rajcevic when attacking a loose ball in the box, but the referee waves play on despite the appeals for a penalty.
50' From the resulting corner, the home side cannot clear the ball from the box, but Lovren's overhead kick lands safely into the hands of Handanovic.
49' Moreno makes a surge into the channel to latch on to Can's pass, but his cross is diverted behind by Rajcevic.
47' WIDE! Maribor clear the danger as far as Moreno on the edge of the box and the Spaniard goes for the drive at goal, sending his effort narrowly wide of the post.
46' Liverpool are almost in on goal seconds after the restart, but Rajcevic clears the ball behind and away from Firmino's run.
46' We're back underway in Slovenia.
The players are back out for the second half, so we should be underway again shortly.
Liverpool should have this game wrapped up unless something bizarre happens in the second half. Jurgen Klopp's men lead Maribor 4-0 at the break and it could be an even greater margin if not for some decent keeping from Jasmin Handanovic. The Reds have been all over the home side from the off. Roberto Firmino put Liverpool ahead in the third minute before Philippe Coutinho notched  a second. Mohamed Salah scored a brace to put the game out of sight and there could be more on offer for the visitors if they maintain their prowess in front of the net.
HALF-TIME: MARIBOR 0-4 LIVERPOOL
45' The referee ends the first half.
M. Milec
Yellow Card
Maribor
45' Milec goes into the book for a foul on Coutinho.
44' SAVE! Can lifts the ball forward for Coutinho's run and a neat piece of skill opens up room for a shot, but his strike is beaten away by Handanovic. A great stop from the Maribor keeper.
43' CLOSE! Salah slides the ball into the right inside channel for Firmino's run, and with little support the Brazilian goes for the strike, but his effort creeps narrowly past the post.
42' CHANCE! Maribor almost get a goal back from a free-kick as Ahmedi sends the ball into the box and deep towards the back post Suler gets the better of Wijnaldum. However, the defender can only guide his effort wide of the post.
Alberto Moreno
Assist
Liverpool
39' Moreno latches on to Coutinho's pass down the left flank and he fires the ball across the face of goal for Salah to convert.
Mohamed Salah
Goal
Liverpool
39' GOALLLLLLLl!!!! SALAH SCORES AGAIN! Liverpool open up Maribor at the back and Salah is able to nip ahead of his team-mate Firmino to convert. Moreno found space down the left inside channel to latch on to Coutinho's throughball and he fired the ball across the face of goal for Salah to poke home from close range. All too easy too easy for the visitors.
38' BLOCK! Firmino edges out the two Maribor centre-backs in the box and he nudges the ball towards Coutinho. The Brazilian twists and turns in the box to open up room for a strike, but Milec takes the power off his effort, deflecting the ball safely into Handanovic's hands.
37' Alexander-Arnold, Milner and Salah all combine down the right for 25 passes or more without a hint of pressure from the home side. Liverpool are operating at an extremely high level tonight.
35' For once Liverpool are not quite in sync in the final third as Salah overhits his cross to the back post slightly. Firmino tries to bring the ball down, but loses out to Kramaric inside the box.
32' SAVE! A mistake by Kramaric allows Salah to strike from the edge of the box. Handanovic makes the save, but he can't hold the ball. He just manages to gather at the second attempt ahead of Coutinho.
31' Liverpool are controlling the game and are finding space in the final third at will. There's nothing Maribor can do to stop the visitors at the moment.
28' SAVE! Viler has space to operate in down the left flank and he pulls the ball back to strike on his right foot. He gets a decent connection on his strike, although Karius is able to make a comfortable save down to his right.
27' OFFSIDE! Coutinho slides the ball forward for Salah's run again, but this time the Egyptian is flagged offside, despite blasting his effort past Handanovic.
26' Coutinho sends the ball forward for Salah to strike at goal in the left inside channel, but the winger fires his effort straight at Handanovic.
25' CHANCE! Liverpool win a corner down the left, but the home side are able to clear the initial delivery away. Milner sends it back into the box for Salah to strike on his left foot, but he scuffs his volley at goal.
24' The Reds knock the ball around on the edge of the box before Wijnaldum sends his pass out wide for Alexander-Arnold. He fires a low ball across the face of goal, but no Liverpool player can reach it.
21' Alexander-Arnold is put under pressure to clear at the bacl, but his clearance goes back towards goal. Karius slides to collect and there are murmurings of a backpass, but the referee allows play to continue.
Roberto Firmino
Assist
Liverpool
19' Firmino sends a perfect pass through the Maribor defensive line for Salah to control and score.
Mohamed Salah
Goal
Liverpool
19' GOALLLLL!!!!!!!!!!! SALAH NOTCHES THE THIRD! Liverpool are dominating the match and Salah highlights their dominance with a neat finish to score their third of the game. Firmino cuts open the Maribor defence with a throughball into the right inside channel. Salah takes a touch to get the ball onto his left foot and he places the ball around Handanovic into the net. It's been too easy for Liverpool.
18' PENALTY SHOUT! Salah tries to feed the ball back into the path of Alexander-Arnold on the edge of the box. Bohar makes the interception, but the ball rises off his foot and strikes his hand, but the referee dismisses Liverpool's appeal for a penalty.
16' WIDE! Moreno makes a surge into the left inside channel and he shapes to shoot at goal, but he hammers his effort into the side-netting.
15' CLOSE! Milner has space down the right again and he fires a low ball across the face of goal. Firmino makes a run across his man, but does not get the contact necessary to guide his effort into the bottom corner. He scuffs his strike narrowly wide of the post, spurning the chance to put the game away.
J. Milner
Assist
Liverpool
13' Milner raids into the channel and cuts the ball back into the across the area, allowing Coutinho to find the net with his strike.
Philippe Coutinho
Goal
Liverpool
13' GOALLLLLL!!!! COUTINHO MAKES IT TWO! Liverpool double their lead as Coutinho latches on to Milner's cross at the back post and his volleyed effort into the ground finds the back of the net. Salah opened up the Maribor defence with a ball into the right inside channel for Milner and the midfielder's cut back for the Brazilian was perfect, allowing him space and time to pick his spot.
10' Liverpool are knocking the ball around at the back with relative ease and have settled into a passing rhythm to start the contest.
8' Viler raids down the left flank and his low cross is cleared by Matip, but only as far as Vrhovec on the edge of the box. The midfielder goes for the strike, but fires his effort over the bar.
7' SAVE! Liverpool are controlling the game and Milner is afforded space and time to shoot on the edge of the box, but his effort is well saved by Handanovic.
Mohamed Salah
Assist
Liverpool
4' Salah robs Suler of possession and bursts down the right flank to supply Firmino, who slides the ball into the net.
Roberto Firmino
Goal
Liverpool
4' GOALLLLL!!! FIRMINO PUTS LIVERPOOL AHEAD! The Reds take the lead as Firmino slides the ball home from close range. Salah capitalised on a mistake from Suler at the back and raced into the box before putting a low ball across the face of goal. Firmino was there to tap into the net, handing Klopp's men the perfect start to the contest.
1' We're underway in this Champions League clash.
The players are out on the pitch, so we should be underway shortly.
STAT ATTACK! Maribor have won only once against English opposition in eight attempts, defeating Wigan 2-1 in the Europa League in the 2013-14 season.
This will be the first competitive meeting between Liverpool and Maribor this evening.
Liverpool have made three changes from their side that drew 0-0 against Manchester United at the weekend. Loris Karius replaces Simon Mignolet between the sticks, while Trent Alexander-Arnold and James Milner get the nod to start this evening.
Maribor have made one change from their defeat to Sevilla last time out in the Champions League. Martin Kramaric comes into the fold to replace Aleks Pihler on the right flank, while Marcos Tavares continues to lead the line ​for Darko Milanic's men.
Liverpool subs: Gomez, Henderson, Sturridge, Klavan, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mignolet, Solanke.
LIVERPOOL (4-3-3): Karius; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Lovren, Moreno, Wijnaldum, Can, Milner; Salah, Firmino, Coutinho.
Maribor subs: Billong, Pihler, Hotic, Vrsic, Mesanovic, Palcic, Obradovic.
MARIBOR (4-2-3-1): Handanovic; Milec, Rajcevic, Suler, Viler; Kabha, Vrhovec; Kramaric, Ahmedi, Bohar; Tavares.
The team news has been announced and we'll start with the home side.
Maribor drew their opening game of the campaign against Spartak Moscow, with Damjan Bohar scoring five minutes from time to earn a share of the spoils. However, they were on the receiving end of Wissam Ben Yedder hat-trick in their defeat to Sevilla last time out. The Reds will come at them tonight and they have to rise to the challenge.
Liverpool have struggled for form in their opening two matches in Group E. The Reds drew against Sevilla on home soil due to a late leveller from Angel Correa, they could only take a point from their match against Spartak Moscow last time out. As a result, Jurgen Klopp's men are under pressure to get their first win this evening.
Good evening and welcome to the live commentary of the Champions League clash between Maribor and Liverpool.
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