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Memorable night of firsts for Coutinho in Liverpool rout

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Montrelle Montesinos | 07 Diciembre, 2017, 09:45

Manchester United, Basel, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich, Roma, Chelsea, Barcelona, Juventus, Manchester City, Besiktas, Tottenham and Real Madrid had already secured their places in Monday's round of 16 draw. "The final half-hour was great, we changed tactics again and things worked out".

"This is another one where I see the home crowd getting to the visitors and I think Liverpool will pick them off when they get desperate and come out".

Bottom of the table Feyenoord struck in second-half stoppage time to shock Napoli and register a 2-1 win. They still see Coutinho as their main man, and they're making sure Barca know it.

The Reds scored two goals within four minutes on two occasions, netted a penalty (Coutinho's first) and barely gave goalkeeper Loris Karius much to do at the back. "It was an all or nothing game for both teams", said Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp. The Slovenian side took the lead on the tenth-minute mark from the head of Tavares. Earlier this year he became the player with the most penalty kick goals in Champions League history, with 12, one more than Lionel Messi.

Every ball now was being funnelled to Mo Salah and eventually - with the clock ticking down the Egyptian got his goal (his 18th of the season) when he twisted and turned in the area before firing high into the Kop net. He set the tempo for their attacks and was ruthlessly clinical in front of goal.

The Liverpool boss also insisted that Spartak Moscow are a good side, however his men started well and laid the foundations for a memorable evening at Anfield.

"From a medical point of view sex stimulates the ability to work only in women", Spartak's "trained cardiologist" Victoria Gameeva told Russian media.

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Klopp picked as strong a Liverpool line up as he could - and that included dropping captain Jordan Henderson to the bench.

Alberto Moreno played the martyr minutes before half-time, as he took the brunt of Spartak's biggest opportunity of the half, the block causing him an injury which saw him subbed for James Milner moments before the close of the first-half.