Liverpool thrashed Maribor 7-0 in Slovenia in what was the club’s biggest ever away victory in a UEFA competition, history was made, but Jurgen Klopp was only informed about that after the game was over.
I was told about the record after the game and I didn’t know about it. The wonderful history of this club can feel like a back-pack at times so it is nice to write our own good piece of the history
the German told reporters, admitting that Liverpool’s stellar past can be a heavy load to carry sometimes, as it’s very difficult to match, let alone surpass, accomplishments of previous generations.
It will be difficult to beat that record. It is quite rare to win 7-0 but it showed we did unbelievably well. The boys deserved that, and we really kept on going. The only problem recently was how to explain why we didn’t win. That has been the most difficult thing about our recent games
Klopp said, relieved to have seen his team, finally, get the goals they deserved, given the number of chances they created, and the shots they attempted.
When you don’t score it is a challenge to stay confident but we will try to use this result now. The next game is Tottenham so it’s pretty likely it will not be a similar result. We have five days to recover and prepare and we are looking forward to it
the Liverpool manager also said, hoping that the Reds will build on this historic 7-0. Just for the record, Liverpool’s previous biggest result away from home was 5-0, on three occasions, at Knattspyrnufélag Reykjavíkur in 1964, Crusaders in 1976 and FC Haka in 2001.