Liverpool v Spartak Moscow - Confirmed lineups - Klopp fields full strength side

Liverpool v Spartak Moscow - Confirmed lineups - Klopp fields full strength side

Coutinho completed a team move involving Mane, Salah and Firmino with a low left-foot finish into the corner to make it 2-0 in the 15th, and more awful defending from Spartak led to a third goal three minutes later. Having only drawn with this opposition on the opening match-day, they went into this big game hoping to turn the tables on home soil and ensure their fans were enjoying football at Europe's top table come 2018.

"We all know how special this can be in specific moments, and that's what I'm looking for".

His eighth would follow seven minutes later when he finished off a flowing attacking move that involved Mane, Salah and Firmino. Antonio Conte said it yesterday - there are no easy opponents and I don't think anyone is happy when they get us in the draw.

With Jordan Henderson benched, Coutinho was handed the captaincy and relished the added responsibility.

Liverpool have made a formal complaint to Uefa after striker Rhian Brewster was the victim of alleged racial abuse by a Spartak Moscow player during today's game between the clubs.

The Brazilian's night got even better early in the second half when he scored once more off a deflection to complete his hat-trick, his first in a Liverpool shirt, and the Reds' fifth on the evening.

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Liverpool's victory means this is the first time five English teams have qualified for the Champions League last 16 in the same season.

Liverpool squandered a three-goal lead with a second-half collapse at Sevilla two weeks ago, which cost them a chance to clinch first place with a round to spare, but there was to be no repeat here.

After leaving goals and points on the table throughout their Champions League run, Liverpool clicked into high gear when they needed to, demolishing Spartak Moscow, securing a first place finish, and advancing to the knockout rounds. World Player of the Year Ronaldo has only found the net twice in 10 La Liga games this season, but he broke two more Champions League records in the 3-2 win over Borussia Dortmund.

Duff went one step further, stating that although he thinks their defensive frailties rules out a league challenge, the European Cup is a possibility for Liverpool. Salah finally made it a full set for the Fab Four with a composed finish just five minutes from the end.

"All the teams in the Champions League have strong squads".

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