Liverpool 7-0 Spartak Moscow: Philippe Coutinho hat-trick leads Reds into Champions League last 16 as their ‘Fab Four’ attack crush Russians at Anfield

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Liverpool’s thrilling attacking force put in one of their most impressive performances so far to send the Reds through to the Champions League knock-outs as group winners.
They blew Spartak Moscow away in the opening 20 minutes with three goals – Philippe Coutinho from the penalty spot, then after a fine team move, before Roberto Firmino scored an instinctive finish.
Against Sevilla, Liverpool threw away a three-goal half-time lead to draw 3-3 – they removed that risk with two goals within five minutes of the restart here: a Sadio Mane volley and a deflected Coutinho shot which completed his hat-trick. Mane made it six with a flick following a square ball by sub Daniel Sturridge, before Mo Salah got a deserve goal with a clinical finish into the roof of the net
Liverpool (4-3-3): Karius; Gomez, Klavan, Lovren (Alexander-Arnold 60), Moreno (Milner 45); Can, Wijnaldum, Coutinho; Mane, Salah, Firmino (Sturridge 72)
Unused subs: Mignolet, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Solanke
Goals: Coutinho 4 pen, 15, 50, Firmino 18, Mane 48, 75, Salah 86
Booking: Can 6
Spartak Moscow (4-2-3-1): Selikhov; Eshchenko, Tasci, Bocchetti, Dzhikia (Pasalic 60); Fernando, Glushakov; Zobnin, Adriano, Promes (Samedov 74); Ze Luis (Melgarejo 51)
Unused subs: Rebrov, Kutepov, Popov, Pedro Rocha
Booking: Dzhikia 4, Fernando 62

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