Maribor vs Liverpool Live Score and Commentary, UEFA Champions League 2017-18

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedOct 18, 2017 02:08 IST

Full-time: Maribor 0-7 Liverpool


02:08 (IST)18 OCT 2017

Well, it was a rout in the end. Liverpool started really well and the early goal helped ease the nerves. With Sevilla's loss at Moscow, Liverpool are now top of Group E and will want to keep it that way. As for the game, well, Maribor simply couldn't recover after the early goal and their game plan was dismantled in the opening 15 minutes as Liverpool put three past Handanovic.

Jurgen Klopp was able to sub out key players as Liverpool wrapped up the result in the first half, and that could help them against Tottenham this weekend. A good night for the Reds, one to forget for the Slovenians.

This is Amit Mishra and It's been a pleasure covering the game. If you have any suggestions, you can Tweet @Leamitmishra. Have a good night, lads and lasses!
The Liverpool players celebrate

02:03 (IST)18 OCT 2017

FULLTIME! The ref puts Maribor out of their misery. 

02:02 (IST)18 OCT 2017

An awful night for Maribor defender Suler. He tries to block Trent-Alexander's shot but is only able to deflect it into his own net. Seventh heaven for the Reds. 

02:01 (IST)18 OCT 2017

90' GOAL FOR LIVERPOOL!!! Alexander-Arnold, with the aid of a deflection!

01:59 (IST)18 OCT 2017

89' Yellow card for Hotic for a foul on Emre Can.

01:58 (IST)18 OCT 2017

Suler, like the rest of the Maribor defence, has had a terrible night. His error results in Oxlade-Chamberlain winning the ball. He passes it to Sturridge, gets it back and slots it calmly past Handanovic. 

01:56 (IST)18 OCT 2017

86' GOAL FOR LIVERPOOL!!! Oxlade-Chamberlain with his first Liverpool goal!

01:55 (IST)18 OCT 2017

85' The Maribor fans have been brilliant and have cheered throughout despite the scoreline. Kudos!

01:55 (IST)18 OCT 2017

84' Solanke finds space on the left but overruns with the ball.

01:53 (IST)18 OCT 2017

01:51 (IST)18 OCT 2017

Substitution for Maribor: Mesanovic is on for Bohar.

01:51 (IST)18 OCT 2017

81' Yellow card for Vrhovec for a foul on Coutinho.

01:50 (IST)18 OCT 2017

79' Milner dribbles past the Viler and nearly finds a Liverpool teammate in the box. Liverpool are venturing forward every now and then apart from keeping the ball, of course. 

01:47 (IST)18 OCT 2017

76' CHANCE FOR LIVERPOOL! Terrible clearance by Handanovic as he passes it straight to Oxlade-Chamberlain. His shot is saved though as the keeper atones for his mistake. 

01:46 (IST)18 OCT 2017

Substitution for Liverpool: Solanke is on for Wijnaldum.

01:46 (IST)18 OCT 2017

74' The problem with Maribor is they can't really be extravagant while going forward even now. Liverpool can switch back on and nail them on the counter anytime. They did with a low block, so who's to say they can't with open spaces? 

01:43 (IST)18 OCT 2017

71' Boy it's going to be 20 hard minutes. Liverpool are happy with their five goals and the game is being played in first gear. Maribor's woeful passing isn't helping at all. 

01:40 (IST)18 OCT 2017

69' Liverpool's passing has been slick. Sturridge and Moreno combine well and nearly create an opening. But it's snuffed out by the Maribor defence. 

01:38 (IST)18 OCT 2017

Substitution for Liverpool: Sturridge is on for Firmino. 

01:37 (IST)18 OCT 2017

67' Maribor nearly breach the Liverpool goal, but again, their passing lets them down in the final third. 

01:37 (IST)18 OCT 2017

As we speak, Spartak have taken the lead in the other group game against Sevilla. As things stand, Liverpool will go top of group E!

01:35 (IST)18 OCT 2017

64' Liverpool are still showing signs of attacking Maribor. Now would perhaps be the right time to bring Sturridge on as his confidence is fairly low after a goal-drought. 

01:33 (IST)18 OCT 2017

63' It's been a pretty well-mannered game so far. Perhaps Maribor should have ruffled some of the Liverpool feathers with a tackle or two and upset the flow. It's been way too one-sided from the onset. 

01:32 (IST)18 OCT 2017

Elsewhere in the group, Sevilla are drawing away from home to Spartak Moscow. A favourable result for Liverpool!

01:31 (IST)18 OCT 2017

59' It's about game-management for Liverpool now. They are happy to just keep the ball.

01:30 (IST)18 OCT 2017

A raft of substitutions there. Liverpool have done a good job and Salah will be fresher for the big game against Tottenham on Sunday. As for Maribor, well, it won't be pleasant for the subs coming on when they are five nothing down!

01:28 (IST)18 OCT 2017

Substitution for Maribor: Pihler is on for Ahmedi. 

01:28 (IST)18 OCT 2017

Substitution for Maribor: Hotic is on for Kramaric.

01:27 (IST)18 OCT 2017

Substitution for Liverpool: Oxlade-Chamberlain is on for Mo Salah. 

01:27 (IST)18 OCT 2017

Liverpool won a freekick near the corner flag and Coutinho's picked out Firmino pretty well. All Firmino had to do was glance it over the Maribor defence. This is a rout and a half. 

01:25 (IST)18 OCT 2017

54' GOAL FOR LIVERPOOL!!! Roberto Firmino with his second!

01:24 (IST)18 OCT 2017

54' Good save by Handanovic. The custodian got his hand to it!

01:23 (IST)18 OCT 2017

53' Right. Liverpool win a freekick at the edge of the box. Coutinho territory, this!

01:22 (IST)18 OCT 2017

51' That seemed like a high foot by Rajcevic on Lovren in the Maribor penalty box, but the ref had none of it. A tad lucky perhaps!

01:20 (IST)18 OCT 2017

49' Another corner for Liverpool comes to nothing. They are still pressing high up the pitch. Will we get to see Oxlade-Chamberlain in action with the game pretty much done and dusted? 

01:19 (IST)18 OCT 2017

46' Liverpool get an early corner but nothing comes of it. Seems they won't be easing off this half!

01:16 (IST)18 OCT 2017

The second half is underway!!!

01:02 (IST)18 OCT 2017

HALFTIME: There's no added time. Liverpool have thoroughly dominated the game. Maribor's gameplan was destroyed in the opening 5 minutes and they haven't been able to stop the marauding Liverpool attack so far. 

01:00 (IST)18 OCT 2017

44' CHANCE FOR LIVERPOOL! Coutinho is found by a Wijnaldum pass, in a position from where he usually cuts-in and scores many wonderful goals. This time though, his shot is saved. Firmino isn't able to make anything from the rebound. 

00:58 (IST)18 OCT 2017

42' CHANCE FOR MARIBOR! They win a freekick and Ahmedi puts in a good ball, but Suler can only put it wide! Big chance for the hosts. Should have pulled one back. The Liverpool defence just switched off!

00:56 (IST)18 OCT 2017

Milner was again at the heart of the move as he found Moreno darting on the left. The Spaniard laid off a nice pass for the on-rushing duo of Salah and Firmino, and luckily for the former, he got the final touch. Mo Salah is on a hattrick, fellas!

00:55 (IST)18 OCT 2017

40' GOAL FOR LIVERPOOL!!! Salah or Firmino? Who got the final touch? Seems like the Egyptian!

00:54 (IST)18 OCT 2017

38' Kabah seems like Maribor's biggest threat even though he is playing in midfield. They are just not able to hold the ball well enough. 

00:53 (IST)18 OCT 2017

37' Milner's passing has been immaculate so far. His poise and distribution have helped the Liverpool front three. He combines well Salah, but Liverpool don't make anything out of it. 

00:51 (IST)18 OCT 2017

35' Alexander-Arnold whips in a beautiful cross for Firmino who passes it to Salah. His cross finds Coutinho, but he isn't able to control it well. Again, half a chance for the Reds. 

00:47 (IST)18 OCT 2017

32' Liverpool knock it around well again and Salah tries an extravagant shot from the outside of the box. Easily saved by Handanovic though. Half chance, perhaps. 

00:47 (IST)18 OCT 2017

30'  A sustained spell of possession for Maribor ends with Bohar trying to pierce the Liverpool defence with a through ball. His pass is overhit though. Safe to say Liverpool have taken their foot off the gas. 

00:45 (IST)18 OCT 2017

28' CHANCE FOR Maribor! They finally manage to string a move as Kabha's pass is held well by Tavares. The striker finds Viler who's shot is saved easily by Karius. That's more like it! Give us a good game!

00:43 (IST)18 OCT 2017

00:41 (IST)18 OCT 2017

25' Some possession stats for you, lads and lasses. Liverpool have seen 67% of the ball so far, a lot of it in the Maribor half. 
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