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

Full-time: Maribor 0-7 Liverpool
Updated: 18 October 2017 02:08 IST - Published: 17 October 2017 16:53 IST
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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
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FULLTIME! The ref puts Maribor out of their misery. 
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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. 
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90' GOAL FOR LIVERPOOL!!! Alexander-Arnold, with the aid of a deflection!
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89' Yellow card for Hotic for a foul on Emre Can.
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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. 
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86' GOAL FOR LIVERPOOL!!! Oxlade-Chamberlain with his first Liverpool goal!
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85' The Maribor fans have been brilliant and have cheered throughout despite the scoreline. Kudos!
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84' Solanke finds space on the left but overruns with the ball.
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Substitution for Maribor: Mesanovic is on for Bohar.
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81' Yellow card for Vrhovec for a foul on Coutinho.
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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. 
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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. 
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Substitution for Liverpool: Solanke is on for Wijnaldum.
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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? 
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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. 
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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. 
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Substitution for Liverpool: Sturridge is on for Firmino. 
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67' Maribor nearly breach the Liverpool goal, but again, their passing lets them down in the final third. 
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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!
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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. 
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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. 
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Elsewhere in the group, Sevilla are drawing away from home to Spartak Moscow. A favourable result for Liverpool!
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59' It's about game-management for Liverpool now. They are happy to just keep the ball.