Coutinho Bags Hat-Trick In 7-0 Liverpool Riot
UEFA Champions League Report: Liverpool v Spartak Moscow 06 December 2017
UEFA Champions League
Report: Liverpool 7-0 Spartak Moscow
Date: 06 December 2017
Liverpool secured top spot in Group E after registering an emphatic 7-0 win over Spartak Moscow at Anfield on Wednesday evening.
The Reds were awarded a penalty after four minutes when Mohamed Salah was brought down. Philippe Coutinho stepped up and converted the spot kick.
In the 15th minute, Coutinho bagged his and Liverool's second with a composed finish after some brilliant build-up play.
Four minutes later, the Reds made it 3-0 as Roberto Firmino calmly slotted home from close range with an impressive finish.
It was one-way traffic in the first half, as Jurgen Klopp's men continued to dominate but the score remained 3-0 at the halftime break.
Three minutes into the second half, Sadio Mane registered his name on the score-sheet with a superb volley into the top corner, 4-0.
The Reds showed no signs of slowing down and they bagged a fifth goal on 50 minutes when Coutinho completed his hat-trick with a deflected effort.
With 15 minutes remaining, Liverpool managed to net the sixth goal with Mane turning home Daniel Sturridge's cross to complete his brace.
Salah rounded off the scoring for the Premier League outfit in the 86th minute with a composed finish into the bottom corner.
With Liverpool being confirmed a group winners, they join the rest of the English contingent including Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Manchester City in the knockout phases of the competition.