Liverpool v Maribor – Champions League Live

Liverpool v Maribor – Champions League Live

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

90 Min:

GOAL: Liverpool – Sturridge. The Liverpool forward compounds the misery on Maribor, only three minutes remain for them now we are into added time.!

84 Min:

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

79 Min:

Maribor are still under cosh they must be wishing for an early finish now, it’s almost practice bleeding

74 Min:

Mohamed Salah leaves the field for Liverpool, replaced by Daniel Sturridge

69 Min:

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

68 Min:

Milec drives at the Liverpool defence and delivers a tempting ball into the penalty area but Bohar can’t get his shot goal wards

64 Min:

GOAL: Liverpool – Can, Wonderful interplay between Milner and Can on the edge of the area results in Can hammering the ball past Hadanović

60 Min:

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

56 Min:

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

53 Min:

Handanović pushes the ball onto the post and denies Milner his goal and Liverpool their second

52 Min:

Penalty: Firmino is pulled down by Milec and the referee points to the spot. Milner steps up…

49 Min:

GOAL: Liverpool – Salah. The Egyptian flicks the ball into the Maribor net and the hosts take the lead

47 Min:

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?

Half-Time: 0-0

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.

45 Min:

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.!

41 Min:

Milner slips the ball through to Firmino but Handanović is off his line quickly to intercept the ball

40 Min:

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

37 Min:

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

35 Min:

Can is cynically brought down by Marwan Kabha but the referee only awards the free-kick, it looked a certain yellow

33 Min:

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

30 Min:

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

27 Min:

Liverpool have a dangerous free-kick on the left side but it’s scrambled clear by Maribor — Milner drove the ball in at speed

25 Min:

Salah with space in the box but he can’t find a way through — The Egyptian was in the clear and the goal beckoned

21 Min:

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.

16 Min:

Klopp is forced into an early substitution.

15 Min:

Liverpool look to have reverted back to their traditional 4-4-2

13 Min:

Maribor have their first foray into Liverpool territory — Hotić can’t get on the end of the fizzed in cross

10 Min:

It’s Liverpool with all the early play and pressure — Maribor are backs to the wall,  Salah Firmino and Oxlade-Chamberlain are all lively.!

7 Min:

The second group game between these two sides has started pretty much as the last ended — With Liverpool on the attack from the off.

4 Min:

Matip is lose with possession on the Liverpool right, danger is averted though. Liverpool have broken convention and started with a back three.

3 Min:

Liverpool have the first corner of the game – James Milner swings one in but it is cleared easily

2 Min:

It’s Liverpool with the early possession, Maribor have taken the shape of two deeps banks of four

1 Min:

Aleks Philer gets the game underway for the visitors

Kick Off: Maribor

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