Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has expressed his delight over his side’s history making performance in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) on Tuesday night.
The Reds annihilated Slovenian side Maribor 7-0 in front of their home fans to set a new English record for an away win in the UCL, formerly European Cup.
The win surpasses the 6-0 away victories recorded by Manchester United against Irish outfit Shamrock Rovers in September 1957, and Leeds United over Norwegians Lyn in October 1969.
Speaking after the game, Klopp said:
“I was told about the record after the game and I didn’t know.”
“The wonderful history of this club can feel like a backpack at times so it is nice to write our own good piece of the history.
“It will be difficult to beat that record. It is quite rare to win 7-0 but it showed we did unbelievably well.” he further stated.
Roberto Firmino (2), Mohammed Salah (2), Philippe Coutinho, substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Trent Alexander-Arnold got the goals for the Reds.