Preview: Liverpool – Maribor

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 01: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp looks on during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Liverpool at St. James Park on October 1, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Liverpool are second in Group E, with five points after the first three rounds, level with group leaders, Spartak Moscow. Their visitors today are last in the group, with only one point.

 

Flashscore presents the key facts before the match:

Liverpool are undefeated in their last 7 Champions League (CL) matches since losing 1-0 away to Real Madrid in November 2014, but they have won only 2 of their last 7 home games in the competition.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have scored at least 1 goal in 18 of their last 19 home games in the CL, while Maribor have scored at least 1 goal in 16 of their last 20 away games in the competition.

Brazil forward Roberto Firmino has scored 4 goals in his last 4 CL matches, with 2 of them coming in the 7-0 thrashing of Maribor in the reverse fixture a fortnight ago.

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There have been a total of 28 goals in Liverpool’s last 7 CL matches, which is an an average of 4 goals per game, while there have been a total of 12 goals in Maribor’s last 3 matches in the competition, which is also an average of 4 goals per game.

The Slovenian champions have suffered defeat on all of their previous 4 visits to England, losing to Chelsea in the CL and losing to Birmingham, Tottenham and Wigan in the Europa League.

 

Missing players

Liverpool: A. Bogdan (knee injury), N. Clyne (muscle injury), A. Lallana (thigh injury), S. Mane (muscle injury), D. Ward (back injury), Coutinho (doubtful), D. Lovren (doubtful).

Maribor: D. Sme (injury), L. Zahovic (injury).

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