Reds’ early goals and recent European record – Liverpool vs. Maribor pre-match stats

31 October 2017

Liverpool host Slovenian side Maribor at Anfield on Wednesday night, in the Reds’ 369th European match.


Reds’ Recent European Record

Liverpool have suffered defeat in just 2 of their last 20 European games, while Jurgen Klopp has lost 2 of his 18 in charge of the Reds in the Champions League/Europa League.

The Reds are unbeaten in the last 11 European group games, winning 3 with 8 draws.

They are looking to progress from their group for the first time in 3 Champions League campaigns. They failed to progress in 2009-10 and again in 2014-15.

Liverpool are unbeaten in the first 3 games of a Champions League group stage for the first time since 2008-09.

MARIBOR, SLOVENIA - Tuesday, October 17, 2017: Liverpool supporters' banner "Liverpool FC European Royalty" during the UEFA Champions League Group E match between NK Maribor and Liverpool at the Stadion Ljudski vrt. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Last Time in Maribor

In the meeting in Slovenia a fortnight ago Liverpool scored 4 first half goals for the first time since December 2006 in the Premier League at Wigan. They had never previously achieved the feat in Europe.

The 7-0 scoreline was the biggest away win by any English club in the history of the European Cup.

 

Early Goals

Five of the 6 goals scored by the Reds in Europe at Anfield this season have come within the opening 37 minutes.

The Reds are unbeaten in the last 11 home games in Europe – winning 7 and drawing 4 – since losing 3-0 to Real Madrid in October 2014. That is their only Anfield defeat in the last 16 European fixtures.

 

Ever-Presents

Three Liverpool players have played every minute of the Reds European campaign this season – Dejan Lovren, Joel Matip and Alberto Moreno.

MARIBOR, SLOVENIA - Tuesday, October 17, 2017: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino celebrates scoring the fifth goal with team-mate Dejan Lovren during the UEFA Champions League Group E match between NK Maribor and Liverpool at the Stadion Ljudski vrt. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Firmino Firepower

Roberto Firmino, with 5, has scored more goals in Europe for the Reds than any other current player.

 

Maribor’s Domestic Form

The Slovenians are unbeaten in their domestic league this season having won 10 and drawn 4 of their 14 games, conceding just 8 goals.

Since their defeat by Liverpool a fortnight ago they have recorded two 1-0 league wins. Jasmin Mesanovic has netted in 3 of his side’s last 4 matches.

They have not scored a goal in the opening 26 minutes in any of the last 12 matches.

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