Chris Williams from Anfield –
Welcome to our Liverpool v Maribor Minute by Minute report live from Anfield in Liverpool. After a decisive 7-0 victory over Maribor on matchday 3 Liverpool can make a big step towards the round of 16 with another win here at home at Anfield.
Full Time: Liverpool 3:0 Maribor
Once again it was very easy for Liverpool as they dispatched Maribor without any real problem
GOAL: Liverpool – Sturridge. The Liverpool forward compounds the misery on Maribor, only three minutes remain for them now we are into added time.!
A mixup at the back almost allows Liverpool a third but Hadanović stabs the ball out for a corner, it was almost a keystone cops moment
Maribor are still under cosh they must be wishing for an early finish now, it’s almost practice bleeding
Mohamed Salah leaves the field for Liverpool, replaced by Daniel Sturridge
Milec again, this time he unleashes a shot from 25 meters that Karius does well to save. The right sided midfielder is the standout Maribor player so far
Milec drives at the Liverpool defence and delivers a tempting ball into the penalty area but Bohar can’t get his shot goal wards
GOAL: Liverpool – Can, Wonderful interplay between Milner and Can on the edge of the area results in Can hammering the ball past Hadanović
It’s still all Liverpool as Maribor look to have their minds on the aeroplane home already, Milec decides enough is enough and tests Karius from 20 meters out but the German watches the ball sail high over his crossbar
Salah misses an easy opportunity, unmarked in the box he can’t keep his header down and the ball ends up in The Kop and not the net
Handanović pushes the ball onto the post and denies Milner his goal and Liverpool their second
Penalty: Firmino is pulled down by Milec and the referee points to the spot. Milner steps up…
GOAL: Liverpool – Salah. The Egyptian flicks the ball into the Maribor net and the hosts take the lead
Can controls the ball well inside the box but can’t find a way past Šuler
Liverpool get the second-half underway, can they find a goal? Can Maribor upset the apple cart?
It’ll be the visitors who go in the happier at the break. They’ve been under pressure from the first whistle but find themselves still in the game thanks to some toothless last third play by their hosts.
Konec prvega polčasa, v katerem so naši fantje obranili vse napade Liverpoola. #UCL
— NK Maribor (@nkmaribor) November 1, 2017
Matip finds himself free on the back post from a corner, but the defender is caught between two minds on an attempt on goal and setting up a teammate — consequently his does neither.!
Milner slips the ball through to Firmino but Handanović is off his line quickly to intercept the ball
Five minutes until half time and it has been one way traffic so far but no goals. Liverpool just can’t find that final pass to unlock the Maribor defence
Henderson crosses the ball — however, Hotić spanners the clearance under no pressure and gifts Liverpool a corner.! It’s the hosts with all the possession and play so far
Can is cynically brought down by Marwan Kabha but the referee only awards the free-kick, it looked a certain yellow
Emre Can finds space in the box, but can’t keep his header down after Oxlade-Chamberlain lofted an inviting cross into the penalty area
Firmino heads the ball goal wards but it takes a deflection and looked to have lobbed Hadanović, but he pulls off a superb reactionary save to deny the Brazilian striker
30: Close! A cross ricochets off Firmino and a Maribor defender, forcing Handanovic to push the effort onto the bar.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 1, 2017
Liverpool have a dangerous free-kick on the left side but it’s scrambled clear by Maribor — Milner drove the ball in at speed
Salah with space in the box but he can’t find a way through — The Egyptian was in the clear and the goal beckoned
25: Salah meets a cross from Alexander-Arnold but can't make the desired contact as Maribor clear the danger.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 1, 2017
Liverpool go close through Salah and the follow up play results in a free-kick. Damjan Bohar picks up the first yellow of the night.
Klopp is forced into an early substitution.
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Liverpool look to have reverted back to their traditional 4-4-2
Maribor have their first foray into Liverpool territory — Hotić can’t get on the end of the fizzed in cross
It’s Liverpool with all the early play and pressure — Maribor are backs to the wall, Salah Firmino and Oxlade-Chamberlain are all lively.!
The second group game between these two sides has started pretty much as the last ended — With Liverpool on the attack from the off.
Matip is lose with possession on the Liverpool right, danger is averted though. Liverpool have broken convention and started with a back three.
Liverpool have the first corner of the game – James Milner swings one in but it is cleared easily
It’s Liverpool with the early possession, Maribor have taken the shape of two deeps banks of four
Aleks Philer gets the game underway for the visitors
Kick Off: Maribor