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.
7 – Biggest CL away wins:
MSK Zilina 0-7 Marseille (Nov 2010)
BATE 0-7 Shakhtar Donetsk (Oct 2014)
Maribor 0-7 Liverpool (Oct 2017)
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 17, 2017
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.
FT: Maribor 0 #LFC 7: Biggest ever European away win for the Reds. Absolute demolition job
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) October 17, 2017
That result has been coming for some time. Only difference between this game and the games we've drawn is we took our chances tonight! #LFC
— LFC Stanley House (@LFCStanleyHouse) October 17, 2017
Don't care who the opponent is I am fully enjoying a stress free night watching us bag goals for fun. Bring on some subs at HT! #LFC
— LFC TRANSFERS HQ (@lfctransfershq) October 17, 2017
Can we play in orange on Sunday?!! #LFC
— Paul Austin (@PaulBigpaulie) October 17, 2017
Sorry Maribor but this was coming sooner rather than later, it just happened to be you. #LFC
— Anfield Bond (@AnfieldBond) October 17, 2017
While some fans seemed to have seen it coming. Inside knowledge, perhaps?
Fair play to the 23 customers who backed Liverpool to win 7-0! #YouBeauty
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) October 17, 2017
One fan did get a little carried away, though!
If Liverpool win by 7 or more goals I will get Mo Salahs face tattooed on my foot.
— SaturdayScene (@SaturdayScene_) October 17, 2017