- 2nd Half
- Zé LuísMelgarejo51'
- 1st Half
- Coutinho (P)4'
Liverpool - Spartak Moscow
Champions League - 7 December 2017
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- End of 2nd Half
FT: LIVERPOOL 7-0 SPARTAK MOSCOW. The Reds march into the last 16 as Group E winners thanks to efforts from Coutinho (3), Firmino, Mane (2) and Salah.
Liverpool have hit seven for the second time in the group stage. Spartak aren't good travellers but they've been outclassed tonight.
Next up for Liverpool? Big Sam's Everton at Anfield followed by Monday's CL draw.
That's Salah's 18th of the season.
- GoalMohamed SalahLiverpool
GOAL! It's seven! Salah gets his goal to cap the night. Lovely feet from the Egyptian to turn in the box and fire into the net after Sturridge had dummied Milner's knock down.
OVER THE BAR! Alexander Arnold bombs to the right byline and fizzes it in for Sturridge, who meets it at speed, but can't guide it on target.
Sturridge chested that past the keeper. The referee suggested it was hands... It could easily have been a spot kick but maybe the official was being kind on Moscow!
Sturridge goes down under a challenge from the referee... no penalty. A super pass from Coutinho in the build up.
A goal for Salah really would be the icing on the cake for the Fab Four tonight. Still time for a seventh.
But still no goal for Salah... yet...
- GoalSadio ManéLiverpool
GOAL! It's six of the best! Sturridge pulls free on the right and puts it on a plate for Mane to steer home from inside the six-yard box.
SPARTAK CHANGE: Promes off, Samedov on.
A nice passage of play from the visitors ends with Promes curving a 25-yard shot just wide.
- OffRoberto FirminoLiverpool
- OnDaniel SturridgeLiverpool
LIVERPOOL CHANGE: Firmino off, Sturridge on.
Sevilla still trailing in Maribor, but will progress as Group E runners up given that Spartak are on a hiding here.
This is looking like an eighth game unbeaten in the competition for the Reds, and a ninth in all competitions at present.
The hosts knocking it about with ease. Spartak just haven't been at the races here.
Liverpool picking their moments to attack. They seem to have knocked it down a gear, perhaps with the derby in mind at the weekend.
Quite probably Spartak's best spell of the match ends with Pasalic drilling way over from 30 yards.
- Yellow cardFernandoSpartak Moscow
Fernando booked for a late challenge on Milner.
Gomez will move to centre back to partner Klavan.
LIVERPOOL CHANGE: Lovren off, Alexander Arnold on.
- OffGeorgi DzhikiyaSpartak Moscow
- OnMario PasalicSpartak Moscow
SPARTAK CHANGE: Pasalic on for Dzhikiya.
Liverpool still pushing for more goals. Salah hasn't netted yet....
Superb defending from Gomez as he outpaces Melgarejo before turning smartly and clearing up field.
Liverpool in cruise control. How many will they get?! Spartak look spent.
- OffZé LuísSpartak Moscow
- OnLorenzo MelgarejoSpartak Moscow
Spartak change. Melgarejo on for Ze Luis.
- GoalPhilippe CoutinhoLiverpool
GOAL! Coutinho finishes off another lovely move by taking the ball in his stride and fizzing a deflected shot beyond the keeper to snare his hat-trick.
Promes looking for a response but his shot is well saved by Karius.
- GoalSadio ManéLiverpool
GOAL! Mane smashes a sensational volley into the net from the right of the area after meeting Milner's perfect cross with a bang.
KICK OFF! Liverpool restart the contest holding a comfortable 3-0 victory. Klopp will have reminded his team what happened in Sevilla on matchday five - but it's hard to see Spartak doing a Sevilla in L4 tonight.
- End of 1st Half
HT: Liverpool 3-0 Spartak Moscow. Two for Coutinho and one from Firmino inside 18 minutes as the Reds look set to reach the last 16 as Group E winners.
- OffAlberto MorenoLiverpool
- OnJames MilnerLiverpool
LIVERPOOL CHANGE: Moreno off, Milner on at left back.
Milner getting stripped and ready for Liverpool. Moreno in tears as he leaves the pitch.
Moreno is on his feet, but he's hobbling. Spartak get the game back underway and Moreno returns to the fray.
Moreno receiving treatment as James Milner warms up on the sidelines.
Moreno down after attempting to block a shot. Play halted.
Danger for the hosts as Zé Luís sees his shot superbly blocked by Klavan.
Salah holds off his marker, cuts inside another but curls just wide of the far post.
Spartak simply cannot live with Liverpool's forward line. They are chasing shadows at times.
Firmino plays it forward for Salah, whose delightful flick sets Mane free. The forward surges through but blazes over the bar. He usually buries those type of chances.
Promes has a dig from range, but Karius is right behind it.
Super goalkeeping from Selikhov as he rushes to the right of his area to get big hands on the ball after Salah threatened to get their first.
Liverpool have netted more goals in a CL group stage than ever before They now have 19, surpassing the 18 they notched in 2007-08.
STAT: Liverpool haven't shipped a first half goal in any of their last eight games.
Denis Glushakov picks up a half cleared corner. He twists and turns on the edge of the box, but sees his eventual shot deflect harmlessly into the arms of Karius.
Mane wreaking more havoc. He takes on three and lays it to Salah who takes on touch before stabbing in a low shot that is too close to the keeper.
Spartak's 5-0 drubbing at Anfield in 2002 is their heaviest ever loss in Europe - will it get worse tonight? Only one team in it.
A raking ball to the right flank finds the marauding Mane. He jinks to the byline but his low pass can't quite find Coutinho who was busting a gut to get on the end of it.
STAT: half century up for Phil....
AS IT STANDS: Liverpool 12 pts, Sevilla 8 pts, Spartak 6 pts, Maribor 5.
Just the six goals in six group games for Firmino - not bad at all.
Liverpool heading for the Last 16 as group winners. Spartak are all at sea.
- GoalRoberto FirminoLiverpool
GOAL! Firmino rifles an emphatic shot into the corner after Mane's cross deflected into his path.
That was too easy from Spartak's point of view, but lovely one-touch stuff form Liverpool's 'fab four.'
- GoalPhilippe CoutinhoLiverpool
GOAL! Mane, Salah and Firmino put it on a plate for Coutinho to arrive on cue and slot a composed shot beyond the keeper to claim his second of the night.
Coutinho has a pop with right-foot curler that takes a deflection before being well saved by Alexander Selikhov.
A flowing Spartak move ends with Karius easily collecting Luiz Adriano's shot after it had squeezed through Lovren's legs from distance.
LATEST: Maribor 1-0 Sevilla.
Mane bursts free by the right byline but opts to lash wildly into the side netting when a cut back would have been the better option.
DID YOU KNOW? Spartak have qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League only once in their last 11 appearances. That was way back in 1995-96.
Promes sees a shot deflect behind, but the resulting corner comes to nothing.
- Yellow cardEmre CanLiverpool
Can booked and will now miss the next game in this competition should the Reds go through.
Firmino ghosts into space on the left of the box and looks to cut it back for Salah, but it's diverted to safety on the stretch by a Spartak defender.
That's a perfect start for the Reds. Just what they wanted.
- Goal by penaltyPhilippe CoutinhoLiverpool
GOAL! Captain Coutinho coolly sends the keeper the wrong way from the spot as he rolls it into the right-hand corner he is facing.
- Yellow cardGeorgi DzhikiyaSpartak Moscow
PENALTY TO LIVERPOOL. Salah pulled over by Dzhikiya.
Liverpool hoping to reach the last 16 of the Champions League for the first time since 2008-09. Can they get off to a flyer?
Klopp has gone for a very attack-minded XI. Very much 'all or nothing' as the German said in the lead up to this one.
- 1st Half
KICK OFF! Spartak get us underway. The visitors will attack the Kop end in the first period.
PREVIOUS IN THE CL: Liverpool are unbeaten in three matches. They have drawn both away games but triumphed 5-0 at Anfield back in 2002.
STAT: Klopp has seen his team lose in just two of his 20 European games.
DID YOU KNOW? Spartak have won only six of their past 40 Champions League games (D8 L26). They are also searching for their first shut out in 16 outings in the competition tonight.
LOVING THE BIG STAGE: Roberto Firmino has netted five times and laid on two assists in his five Champions League outings this term.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp accepts there are no guarantees his side will progress to the knockout stages of the Champions League despite the odds being stacked in their favour.
Sadio Mane: “It is very important for us to be in the Champions League. It is the dream of each player in the world. The fans deserve it, the club also.”
AS IT STANDS: Liverpool 9 pts, Sevilla 8 pts, Spartak 6, Maribor 2.
CONFIRMED TEAMS - Liverpool: Karius; Gomez, Lovren, Klavan, Moreno; Can, Wijnaldum, Coutinho; Salah, Mane, Firmino... Subs: Mignolet, Alexander-Arnold, Henderson, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Solanke, Sturridge. /// Spartak Moscow: Selikhov; Eshchenko, Tasci, Bocchetti, Dzhikiya; Fernando, Glushakov; Zobnin, Adriano, Promes; Ze Luis. Subs: Rebrov, Kutepov, Samedov, Melgarejo, Pasalic, Popov, Pedro Rocha.
Hello and welcome to LIVE updates of the Champions League clash between Liverpool and Spartak Moscow at Anfield. The Merseysiders know a win will see them through as group winners while a draw will ensure they progress. Spartak need a victory to deny the Reds. Kick off 19:45 GMT.