Klopp hails ‘wonderful’ football as Liverpool hit seven

Date published: Wednesday 18th October 2017 11:56

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has every reason to smile as his side achieved a record-breaking European result with a 7-0 victory over Maribor.

Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah both scored twice while Philippe Coutinho, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Trent Alexander-Arnold also found the net as Liverpool, with just one win in their last eight matches, ran riot in Slovenia.

It was the first time the Reds had netted seven times away from home in Europe, beating the 5-0 scorelines they recorded against Reykjavik in 1964, Crusaders in 1976 and Haka in 2001.

Speaking after the game, Klopp said: “We scored wonderful goals, played wonderful football and it looked like they (Maribor) were not very good but it is difficult to play against us.

“I love the fact we stayed really concentrated in the second half, we controlled the game and it was a very mature performance,” he added.

The Reds never looked like taking their foot off the gas as the win in Slovenia sent them top of their group with three games to go.

The Liverpool boss was thrilled that his side managed to shut out Maribor from the first whistle.

He said: “You can struggle in a game like this if you do not have a 100% attitude, it was very mature.

“Seven goals was wonderful, but the counter pressing I was close to celebrating it, it was so good. They are a really good football team and they could not cope with this. All over it was a really nice performance,” Klopp added.

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