In spite of a run of results that has seen them win just twice since August, few expected Liverpool to slip up against Slovenian champions Maribor in the Champions League last night. Nonetheless, that shouldn’t play down the fact Jurgen Klopp’s boys made history, claiming their largest ever away win in Europe by a 7-0 scoreline.
While it would have been hard for any player to disappoint in such dominant performance, Liverpool’s fluid front three particularly stood out for their impact on the result.
Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho were relentless going forward, notching up five goals and four assists between them.
Although Tottenham enjoyed a fantastic night in Europe themselves, earning an invaluable point with an impressive performance at the Bernabeu, Liverpool’s romping will rightly leave Mauricio Pochettino concerned.
Spurs haven’t beaten the Reds in their last ten attempts but host them at Wembley – where the Lilywhites have scored just three times in the Premier League – on Sunday.
And judging by their performance last night, albeit against considerably more modest position, Liverpool are in the mood to stretch that cursed run to eleven this weekend.