Published: Fri, October 20, 2017
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Jurgen Klopp hails Liverpool's club-record seven-goal haul at Maribor

Jurgen Klopp hails Liverpool's club-record seven-goal haul at Maribor

Jurgen Klopp believes it will be hard for Liverpool to break the record they set following the 7-0 thrashing of Maribor in the Champions League. A few of the goals came from counter-pressing situations. That is good. I know it is not easy to see the good things when the results are not how you want to have them. "We spoke a few times about how the wonderful history of this club can sometimes feel like a backpack so it's nice to write history, and it will probably be hard to beat that". I was told about the record after the game and I didn't know about it. It has to be to win 7-0 of course'.

"So now I think that everyone has confidence the good result is coming, so now we are in a good position and I'm sure in the next games it will be the same".

Klopp feels the goal will give the England worldwide confidence going forward, and praised Daniel Sturridge for his unselfishness in squaring to allow Oxlade-Chamberlain an easy finish.

This also means the Reds have broken a long-standing joint record set in part by Leeds United in 1969 when they beat Lyn 6-0. Maribor were quite confident before the game for different reasons.

Not only did they secure the biggest away win by an English team in the history of the European Cup, but Liverpool managed to score four goals in the first half - the first English club to score four goals in a first half, Champions League away game.

Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah both scored twice, with Philippe Coutinho, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Trent Alexander-Arnold firing home to cap the remarkable win.

'It will open his chest.,' said Klopp. He could have scored two.


Salah made it 3-0 before 20 minutes had even been played, with Firmino turning provider, and there was still time for a fourth goal before half-time.

"But I think you can't pick today, everybody did well, everybody played good and that's the way we have to go". The performance was very active. The only problem recently was how to explain why we didn't win.

"We need to be good again and take the result, not think we have it already".

'That has been the most hard thing about our recent games.

"We didn't win for two, three games, so we need to carry on and keep looking forward and win the next games".

"We try to use the result now, but the next game is against Tottenham so it's pretty likely it will not be a similar result".

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