Champions League: Liverpool Close In On Last 16 After Patient Win Over Maribor (Video)

Alan Duffy

1st, November 2017

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Liverpool stay on course for the knockout stages of this season’s Champions League after a patient win against a stubborn Maribor side at Anfield.

The Reds dominated proceedings but struggled to break down a resolute Maribor side.

However, the breakthrough did eventually come just after half-time, with Mohamed Salah producing a fine flicked finish.

The hosts then had a great chance to double their advantage, only for James Milner to see his spot-kick saved after Aleksandar Rajcevic had felled Roberto Firmino.

The second goal would come for the Merseysiders just after the hour-mark, with Emre Can curling home from the edge of the box.

Late on, sub Daniel Sturridge would net his first Champions League goal in almost seven years.

The win, secured with yet another clean sheet, sees Jurgen Klopp and co. stay top of Group E, with the last 16 in sight.

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Maribor, on the other hand, stay bottom.

(Table: BBC)

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