Match Report- Liverpool 7 Spartak Moscow 0

Liverpool qualify as Group E winners with 7-0 win

Mitch Freeley

 

Full time at Anfield and Liverpool progress to the round of 16 in some style, with a 7-0 win over Spartak Moscow. Liverpool raced into a 3-0 lead after just 19 minutes, with Coutinho scoring two and Firmino poking in the third. In the second half, Jurgen Klopp’s side ran riot and added four more goals. Mane grabbed the first of two goals in the 47th minute, with a stunning volley. Captain Coutinho completed his hat-trick in the 50th minute. Before Salah smashed in the seventh four minutes from time.

85- Goal! Salah! It's 7-0! Eventually Liverpool's form man scores! Smashes the ball into the top corner! That is his 18th of the season! Blimey! 

80- Ten minutes left, can Liverpool match their seven-goal haul earlier in the group stage against Maribor?

 

75- GOAL! Six for Liverpool! Slick attacking play, Sturridge squares the ball for Mane for his second of the night.

73- Chance for Spartak! The Lively Promes hits the ball just wide. 

72- Both sides seem content to knock the ball around. Daniel Sturridge has come on for Firmino. 

65- Chance Spartak! Substitute Mario Pašalić knocks the ball well wide.

60- Salah! So close! Quick feet from the Egyptian, brings out a good save from the Spartak keeper. Liverpool could get six here. 

49- GOAL! Liverpool has five, and captain on the night Coutinho tucks away his third to complete the hat-trick. 

47- Goal!  Liverpool add a fourth! Substitute James Milner with a fine cross and Mane Smashes in the volley. 4-0 Game over? 

Second half- We are back underway at Anfield. Can Liverpool hold onto this three goal lead!?

Halftime- Liverpool race into a 3-0 lead, a brace for Coutinho and a lovely goal from Firmino! Remeber what happened two weeks ago against Sevilla? Klopp will be reminding his side of that at the break. Spartak have had a few chances, but look like they are for the taking in the second half. 

44- After coming on for a minute, Moreno limps off. The ever-reliable James Milner replaces the Spaniard. 

42- Alberto Moreno took a nasty knock. James Milner warms up with intent. 

37- Chance Liverpool! Salah smashes his shot just over. 

34- Spartak are looking lively here! Promes again has a shot saved by Karius! 

33- Karius races off his line and gets clattered! A strange decision from the German keeper. 

28- Quincy Promes goes on a run, his shot is palmed away for a corner for Spartak. 

27- It's all Liverpool here, Mane plays in Salah, however, the Egyptian's shot is easily saved. 

18- Goal! Liverpool have raced into a three-goal lead! Firmino smashes it in with the outside of the right boot! 3-0! 

14- Goal! Coutinho grabs his second of the evening, amazing movement between Salah, Firmino and Coutinho. Lovely stuff from Liverpool! 2-0! 

13A chance for Spartak! Luiz Adriano hits a tame shot at Karius

9- Chance Liverpool, Coutinho plays in Mane, but his shot hits the side-netting. 

5- Yellow Card! Emre Can picks up a yellow for a sliding challenge, the German international will miss the next match is Liverpool progress! 

 

4- GOAL! Coutinho makes no mistake! Tucks it into the bottom corner! What a start! 1-0 Liverpool

2- PENALTY Liverpool! Salah is bundeled down in the box. Coutinho steps up... 

Kick off- The action is underway at Anfield! 

Prematch

That Champions League anthem is special when belted out at Anfield! Kick-off is minutes away!

 

15 Minutes to go! Seems like Klopp is going all out for the win tonight. 

 

Don't fancy some minute by minute action? You can watch Liverpool Vs Spartak Moscow via beIN CONNECT

 

Now for the Visitors. 

Selikhov (GK)

57 Tasci

5 Glushakov (C)

8 Zé Luís

9 Promes

10 Fernando

11 Luiz Adriano

12 Dzhikiya

14 Bocchetti

16 Eschenko

38 Zobnin

47 Zobin

The lineups have arrived! First up the home side. 

1 Loris Karius  (GK)

5 Georginio Wijnaldum 

6 Dejan Lovren

9 Roberto Firmino

10 Philippe Coutinho (C)

11 Mohamed Salah

12 Joe Gomez

 17 Ragnar Klavan

 18 Alberto Moreno

19 Sadio Mané

 23 Emre Can

 

Liverpool have a derby game against Everton on the weekend... Will that effect Klopp's team selection tonight? beIN SPORTS pundit Michael Gray have a look over the potential squad with Andy Kerr. 

 

Preview

Liverpool needs just one point to qualify for the knockout phase in the Champions League for the first time since the 2008-2009 season. Jurgen Klopp’s side is unbeaten in their last seven Champions League games, however, five of them ended in a draw. Last time the two sides met in the group, Liverpool came from behind to register a 1-1 draw in Moscow, thanks to a goal from Brazilian playmaker Phillipe Coutinho. 

 

Spartak Moscow is battling to qualify in second place, and only a win will do if the Russians are to qualify for the next round. Spartak hasn't tasted victory in their last six away Champions League games, a run that stretches all the way back to December 2010. 


How to watch


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Where to watch


Liverpool Vs Spartak Moscow is live on beIN 11 HD from 22:45pm Mecca

Expected Teams 


Liverpool – Karius; Gomez, Lovren, Klavan, Moreno; Can, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Salah, Firmino, Mané 

Spartak- Rebrov, Yeshchenko, Tasci, Bocchetti, Kombarov, Pasalic, Samedov, Ananidze, Popov, Bakaev, Adriano.

Key Men


Liverpool- Roberto Firmino grabbed a brace last weekend as Liverpool dispatched with Brighton 5-1 in the Premier League, the Brazilian striker has enjoyed the Champions League this season and has four goals in his last three Champions League outings for the Reds.  


 
Liverpool-  Quincy Promes, the tricky winger has been on fine form for the Russians this season scoring eight goals in all competitions. The Dutch international is blessed with plenty of pace, and he’ll certainly have to use it if Spartak is to threaten the Liverpool backline.