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Liverpool were so close to scoring the team goal of the season vs Maribor

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After only one win in eight games in all competitions, Liverpool got back to winning ways in some style against Maribor in the Champions League.

Away in Slovenia, Jurgen Klopp's side were at their silky best, putting the minnows to the sword from the first minute to the last, winning 7-0.

It is Liverpool's biggest away win ever in Europe and they managed the feat without their injured talisman, Sadio Mane.

Everyone got in on the action, with Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Philippe Coutinho all on the score sheet.

Even £40m summer signing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain managed to find the back of the net after a poor start to life on Merseyside.

There was some stunning passing moves from the Reds throughout the game, with Maribor unable to deal with Klopp's side at their very best.

A lof of the goals had some exceptional build-up play behind them, but arguably the finest display of it didn't actually result in the ball ending up in the back of the net.

Around the 50-minute mark, when Liverpool were already four goals up, Klopp's outfit decided to have a little fun with their opposition and put together a sensational passing move.

The one-touch play is ridiculous, like Pep Guardiola's Barcelona in their prime.

VIDEO: LIVERPOOL AT THEIR VERY BEST

If that ended up as a goal, it would have been a contender for the FIFA Puskas award.

Klopp was understandably very happy with his side's performance in Slovenia, with Liverpool finally showing the famous 'gegenpressing' that has become synonymous with the German manager.

KLOPP OVERJOYED

"It will give the players a lot of confidence," said the Liverpool boss. "I was told about the record after the game and I didn't know about it.

"The wonderful history of this club can feel like a back-pack at times so it is nice to write our own good piece of the history. It will be difficult to beat that record. It is quite rare to win 7-0 but it showed we did unbelievably well.

FBL-EUR-C1-NK MARIBOR-LIVERPOOL

"Maribor were quite confident before the game for different reasons. We could read the papers over here because my assistant speaks the language and he said they were positive because no English team had won in Maribor (in the Champions League).

"The boys deserved that. The only problem recently was how to explain why we didn't win. That has been the most difficult thing about our recent games.

"When you don't score it is a challenge to stay confident but we will try to use this result now.

"The next game is Tottenham so it's pretty likely it will not be a similar result. We have five days to recover and prepare and we are looking forward to it."

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Philippe Coutinho
Roberto Firmino
Mohamed Salah
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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Liverpool
UEFA Champions League

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