Liverpool kept their place on top of the Champions League group with a routine 3-0 win over Maribor. The Reds had trounced the Slovenian side 7-0 in the reverse fixture a couple of weeks ago but the game was much more tight this time and the Reds needed a second half to get the scoring started.
In a tense atmosphere at Anfield, it was Mohamed Salah who got the first goal thanks to a deft flick after a cross from Trent Alexander-Arnold. Emre Can then played a great one-two with James Milner followed by a tidy finish from outside the box to give us the breathing space in the 64th minute.
The result was put beyond doubts when Daniel Sturridge scored his second goal in five days with a spanking finish late in the second half.
While we should have defeated the away side more comfortably, Milner missed a penalty. Our real test will come as we face Sevilla and Spartak Moscow in our remaining games as we look to qualify for the knockout stages.
There were a number of fans who were happy with the result and the clean sheet at Anfield and here are some of the best reactions from Twitter.
LFC vs Huddersfield:
• 0-0 at HT
• 3 goals ⚽️⚽️⚽️
• 1 missed penalty ❌
LFC vs Maribor
• 0-0 at HT
• 3 goals ⚽️⚽️⚽️
• 1 misses penalty ❌
— Anfield Edition (@AnfieldEdition) November 1, 2017
In the bigger games, against better opposition, the team will have to be more clinical & better defensively. But for now, a job well done.
— LFC Round Up (@LFCroundup) November 1, 2017
Liverpool FC 3-0 Huddersfield Town Beta.
— Liverpool FC 360 (@LFC_360) November 1, 2017
Two really pleasing Anfield wins. No Lallana, Mane, Coutinho, opposition out to frustrate and two missed pens – but we kept going. Get in.
— David Lynch (@DavidLynchLFC) November 1, 2017
6 times here we come
— D (@ffsStudge) November 1, 2017
Can we vs 2nd half for 90mins every week?
— Billal Skanda (@BillalSkanda) November 1, 2017
FT: #LFC 3 Maribor 0: Made hard work of it 1st half but ultimately an emphatic win. Salah, Can and Sturridge with the goals
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) November 1, 2017
— View of the Kop (@ViewOfTheKop_) November 1, 2017
For the positive, LFC are top of Group E. For the negative, this win guarantees minimum of Europa League qualification…
— Chris Bascombe (@_ChrisBascombe) November 1, 2017
Very similar to Huddersfield game. Players stayed patient and did the business in second half. West Ham next up
— Jay (@Jay82_LFC) November 1, 2017
Daniel Sturridge scores ⚽️
His previous Champions League goal?
— bwin (@bwin) November 1, 2017
Sturridge goal pic.twitter.com/ZynK8tXFxR
— Leo (@LeeoLFC) November 1, 2017
1st CL goal in 7 years, well done Studge
— Christine (@Lady_in_LFC_Red) November 1, 2017
Mo Salah v Maribor
1 chance created
1 interception pic.twitter.com/k4WuZKyNf2
— LFC Stats (@LFCData) November 1, 2017