Liverpool and Maribor meet at Anfield, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (Group Stage). In this game the home factor may be decisive, as Maribor presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 1 st position, with 5 points won, after 1 win and 2 draws. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against Spartak Moscow, by (1-1). In the last match, they won in an away match against Maribor, by (0-7). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses in away matches, with 36 goals scored and 20 conceded; against 8 wins, 6 draws and 1 loss at their stadium, with 29 goals scored and 12 conceded. In their last match, for the Premier League, they got a home win against Huddersfield Town by (3-0). Liverpool have won 6, tied 3 and lost 1 of the last 10 home matches.
For this competition, he does not lose 5 games. The team has conceded goals in 4 of the last 5 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their attack has scored regularly, since they have always scored at least one goal in the last 5 matches for this competition. In 15 games, he never got the comeback in the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Liverpool come into this game with a triumph over Huddersfield, 3-0, returning to the victories after the defeat against Tottenham: the goals were scored by Sturridge, Roberto Firmino and Wijnaldum. One of the weakest points of Liverpool is in the most defensive sector, with successive errors in the defensive organization and also in the air game. Despite these weaknesses, the team has achieved good results in both conditions. In this tactical scheme of Jürgen Klopp we highlight the magic of the Brazilian Coutinho: this player owns great technical quality. On the other hand, Mohamed Salah is the best score of Liverpool, with 5 goals scored. For this game the coach does not have Clyne, Mané and Lallana, all injured.
The away team is currently in the 4 th position, with 1 point won, after 1 draw and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Sevilla by (3-0). In the last match, they lost at home against Liverpool by (0-7). This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses in away matches, with 26 goals scored and 16 conceded; against 7 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 13 goals scored and 16 conceded. In the last match they played, for 1. SNL, they won against Domžale by (0-1). In the last 4 away matches for the UEFA Champions League, Maribor has 2 wins and 2 losses. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 9 matches for this competition. In 9 matches in this tournament, they suffered the first goal 4 times and never got the comeback.
The visiting team comes to this match with a victory against Domzale, by 0-1, adding the following consecutive victory in several competitions. The Maribor presents some competition in the offensive sector and, in addition, the defensive line has acted with great quality: Suler is the patron of the visiting defense. It is inevitable to point out Bohar, the one responsible for making the entire left flank. Mesanovic is the best score of Maribor, with 6 goals scored so far. Everything indicates that the coach will be able to count on all the players for this game.
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