Reds’ magnificent seven sets Euro record

Liverpool’s thrashing of Slovenian side Maribor in their Champions League Group E match on Tuesday night set a new record for English clubs in Europe.

The 7-0 win was the biggest away win by an English team in the history of the European Cup.

The win tops 6-0 away victories by Leeds United over Norwegian side Lyn in 1969, and Manchester United’s 6-0 over Ireland’s Shamrock Rovers in 1957.

It also matched the biggest ever away wins in the Champions League era.

Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino both grabbed braces, with Philippe Coutinho, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Trent Alexander-Arnold also finding the net.

Manager Jurgen Klopp was obviously delighted.

“I was told about the record after the game and I didn’t know,” said Klopp.

“The wonderful history of this club can feel like a backpack 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.”

And Liverpool fans were also over the moon, as the Reds finally delivered the thrashing that they had been threatening for several weeks.

While some fans seemed to have seen it coming. Inside knowledge, perhaps?

One fan did get a little carried away, though!

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