Spartak Moscow



Liverpool: Karius; Gomez, Klavan, Lovren (TAA), Moreno (Milner); Wijnaldum, E Can, Coutinho; Mane, Firmino (Sturridge), Salah Unused subs: Mignolet, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Solanke Spartak: Selikhov; Eshchenko, Taşci, Bocchetti, Dzhikiia (Pasalic); Fernando, Glushakov; Zobnin, L Adriano, Promes (Samedov); Ze Luis (Melgarejo) Unused subs: Rebrov, Kutepov, Popov, P Rocha


Hello everyone. A big night for Liverpool. They should qualify for the last 16 but need a result against Spartak to ensure that

So from Liverpool's point of view, the equation is fairly simple Win - they top the group Draw - Through, but a Sevilla win against Maribor will mean the Spanish side win the group Loss - Out if Maribor don't get something against Sevilla

Show tune done, here come the teams out onto the Anfield pitch

Champions League anthem done too, now a fan will be picked out of the stands to be sacrificed to Gazprom and kickoff will then happen Szymon Marciniak of Poland is the ref

Spartak kick us off. 0-0 (1)


Dzhikiia barges down Salah as Coutinho put a cross in. Yellow for the full back. First real thing to happen and it's a big thing... Coutinho takes...1-0!!!

Emre Can booked for a challenge on Luiz Adriano - he'll miss the next game. It was a bit high but the action movie style dive out of it didn't help. 1-0 (8)

Liverpool look pretty dangerous in these early stages. Mane fancies himself with a half volley but it's too tight an angle and he hits the side netting. 1-0 (11)