Ajax star Quincy Promes has opened the door to a possible move to the Premier League in the future.
The 27-year-old forward impressed at Stamford Bridge during the enthralling 4-4 draw against Chelsea on Tuesday night, scoring the Dutch's side second.
Premier League giants Liverpool and Arsenal have been linked with a move for Promes, and he refused to rule out a move to England after the Champions League clash.
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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's strike over Genk on Tuesday night has been nominated for Champions League Goal of the Week.
Oxlade-Chamberlain netted in the second half at Anfield to secure Liverpool a 2-1 victory and send Jürgen Klopp's side to the top of Group E.
The midfielder was played in by Mohamed Salah before turning and shooting beyond Gaetan Coucke.
You can cast a vote for the No.15 by clicking here.
Ask Naby Keita about the current performance level of Sadio Mane and his answer is a simple yet emphatic one: ‘He’s living his greatest moments right now.’
Mane has scored 10 times in his 16 appearances so far this season to lead Liverpool’s scoring charts, ensuring his Golden Boot-winning form of last term has picked up where it left off.
Nevertheless, Keita doesn’t believe his close friend is ready to ease up on a long-held desire to enhance his game.
“He's living his greatest moments right now, so it’s for him now to remain focused, to do more, and not to lighten up,” Keita told Liverpoolfc.com.
“I know him to be the kind of person who always wants to achieve more, and he will continue in that way.”
Inside Villa | Mane wins it in stoppage time
Mane was one of seven Liverpool players recently shortlisted for the Ballon d’Or.
Alisson Becker, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk, Georginio Wijnaldum, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino also joined the attacker on the 30-man nomination list.
“The whole dressing room has congratulated them,” Keita revealed. “It’s an honour for them to be nominated, and it serves to mark your achievements up to that point, but it also serves as a motivation to continue improving and working as well.
“Of course, I am not only happy for Sadio, but the other Liverpool players too: they are all my teammates and I am really happy for them. They had an extraordinary season, and hopefully are all set to have another one this season and the one after that too.
“[The nominations], it gives a big boost of pride to each player; in yourself, pride for your family, for your friends.
“But with that boost, it’s up to you to keep on keeping on, right until the end and I am sure they will do exactly that.”
Liverpool climbed to the top of the Group E table with a 2-1 win over Genk at Anfield.
Goals from Georginio Wijnaldum and Alex Oxlade Chamberlain sufficed for the Reds, despite the concession of a goal to Mbwana Samatta.
Having started the game in second place, Napoli’s 1-1 draw with Salzburg in Italy means Jurgen Klopp’s men will be top when they entertain Carlo Ancelotti’s side on match day 5 on November 27th.
Electing to make wholesale changes — six in total from the Premier League victory over Aston Villa — the defending champions showed no lack of fluency in the early exchanges.
James Milner came in for Andy Robertson, Fabinho replaced Adam Lallana, Naby Keita started instead of Sadio Mane, Divock Origi took Firmino’s place and Joe Gomez lined up next to Virgil van Dijk in the stead of Dejan Lovren in Klopp’s reshuffle.
However, despite territorial dominance and the overwhelming lions share of the possession, the opening goal was not forthcoming in the opening 10 minutes with the final ball proving elusive.
The Belgians resistance, after an extended period of Red clad pressure, was broken after 14 minutes.
Divock Origi, who started on the left side of a front three, played an intelligent pass into the left hand channel for James Milner to take the ball into the box. The Englishman, who was named to play to left back, then crossed across the face of goal. After a fortuitous bobble, Wijnaldum reacted opportunistically — taking advantage of the hesitance of the Genk defenders — and finished neatly with an improvised scoop into the roof of the net.
Boosted by their goal, and with Naby Keita and Oxlade Chamberlain — who started the game as the false 9 in the hosts 433 formation — progressing the ball sharply through the centre of the pitch, the Reds attacked and attacked but their efforts were frustrated by their own inability to convert chances.
Liverpool’s press, lead by the impressive Fabinho, kept the visitors hemmed into their own half for large periods of the fist half. When the Belgian Champions did manage to break out, they crowned it with a goal.
Samatta, who was on the periphery of the game, met a Bryan Heynen corner powerfully to nod home the equalising goal totally against the run of play.
The half time whistle sounded with the score at 1-1, which was a scantly deserved scoreline for Genk given the dominance they had been subjected to.
The second half saw no let up from the Reds as they buccaneered forward at every opportunity.
Mohamed Salah, who had a frustrating night in front of goal, turned provider when he showed vision, calmness and technique in spades when he teed up Oxlade Chamberlain for the lead.
Pausing with the ball and holding off would be tackles, Salah found Oxlade Chamberlain at the opportune moment with a pass just inside the box. The Englishman then proceeded to smash a left footed shot into the bottom corner and past Gaëtan Coucke.
The goal was Oxlade Chamberlain’s third against the Belgian’s in two games.
Perhaps with their minds on the crunch clash with Manchester City on Sunday, Liverpool played much of the remainder of the second half in second gear and a laxness crept into their game.
Midfielder Heynan almost drew Felice Mazzu’s team level late on, but Alisson, with the only save of note he had to make, was equal to it and confidently pushed the shot away.
Chances came for the Reds to extend their lead, with Genk — pushing forward for a leveller — susceptible on the counter attack, but wasteful finishing, mainly from Salah, kept the score at 2-1.
The Belgians huffed and puffed but all their efforts were in vain as the more streetwise Liverpool saw the game out and collected the win.
Liverpool team; Alisson, Alexander Arnold, Gomez, van Dijk, Milner; Fabinho, Keita, Wijnaldum; Salah, Oxlade Chamberlain, Origi.
Substitutions: Robertson for Keita, Firmino for Origi, Mane for Oxlade Chamberlain.
Subs not used: Lallana, Adrian, Lovren, Jones.
Last Updated: 06/11/19 11:31pmSadio Mane insists he does not dive to win penalties
Liverpool forward Sadio Mane will not change his style of play despite Pep Guardiola's "diving" accusation.
The Manchester City boss first made the claim last weekend, when the Senegal international was booked after going down in the penalty area following a challenge by Aston Villa's Frederic Guilbert.
Reds manager Jurgen Klopp jumped to his defence and Guardiola subsequently rowed back on the comments, saying they were part of a longer speech in which he praised the forward and it was "far away from my intention to say Sadio is this type of player because I admire him a lot".
Mane, unaware of the subsequent climbdown at the time having played in the 2-1 Champions League victory over Genk, was unmoved by Guardiola's initial criticism as he believes if there is contact he has a right to go down.
And he offered a sarcastic response to the City boss ahead of the two sides meeting at Anfield, live on Sky Sports this Sunday, saying: "If it could be a penalty for sure I will 'dive' again.Liverpool vs Man City
November 10, 2019, 4:00pm
"If the 'dive' will give me a penalty then I will do it! Why not? But what Jurgen said is correct. I do not dive.
"There was contact [at Villa] for sure. Maybe it was not a penalty and he didn't give it, and he gave me a yellow card. To be honest I don't have any problem about it.
"It's what I want to keep doing. If I get a penalty, yeah it's a penalty. If no penalty, no penalty, but [it] will never change the way I'm playing or the way I'm doing my things.1:28 Jurgen Klopp says Sadio Mane 'is not a diver' Jurgen Klopp says Sadio Mane 'is not a diver'
"The only thing I can say I will be for sure ready for the team, to give everything possible, and to help my team.
"I think it's a bit clever from him to get the attention of the referee but I will just play my football like I'm always doing. I don't pay attention to what he's saying because it's part of football.
"No it doesn't make anything [motivation-wise] for me. Even though I saw him commenting about it, what he said, for me, I think it's positive."1:17 Pep Guardiola says he has incredible respect for both Jurgen Klopp and Sadio Mane Pep Guardiola says he has incredible respect for both Jurgen Klopp and Sadio Mane
At the time Guardiola's criticism was seen as the start of mind games leading up to Sunday's Anfield encounter.
The defending Premier League champions trail Klopp's side by six points and defeat at the weekend would put them under even more scrutiny.
It is undoubtedly the game of the season so far and City are the only team to beat Liverpool in their last 50 league matches.2:58 FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Liverpool's win over Aston Villa in the Premier League FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Liverpool's win over Aston Villa in the Premier League
"Interesting game. It's a big game. Everybody knows and everybody's excited. I think this is the kind of game which is always exciting and we're looking forward to it," added Mane.
"I can say one of the biggest tests, for sure, but if you ask me I would say not only City because against Aston Villa you can see how the game was and Leicester also was really tough.
"So I think we played already a few big games in this season and for sure City as well will be a big game.
"It will be really, really important for us to get a positive result and we will be ready, spot-on from the first second until the last. We will give everything possible to win."How to watch Liverpool vs Man City
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A midweek Champions League win was as low key as it gets; Anfield is looking instead to the big upcoming fixture run, says Steven Scragg.
When it comes to running through the gears, on Wednesday night Liverpool idled somewhere around third gear.
Genk insisted that they weren’t arriving as tourists, and while they were true to their word, Jurgen Klopp’s players could have made the Belgian team’s visit a considerably more taxing one.Going Through the Gears
Ultimately, Liverpool’s third gear was perfectly matched with Genk’s highest available gears. Six changes to the Liverpool starting line-up and a Genk that didn’t really need any extra incentive to embrace a trip to the home of the champions of Europe, made for a finely balanced evening at Anfield.
Two well-worked goals, reassuringly converted by midfielders and one carelessly conceded—that now means our last clean sheet resides over eight games ago—was the on-pitch story of the night.
Fireworks predominantly off the pitch rather than on it, we did what we needed to do and conserved plenty of energy for a parochial north-west head-to-head that we will be taking part in this coming Sunday.
A European night on Bonfire night, from my spec in the Upper Main Stand the skies of Merseyside were filled with an impressive barrage of fireworks. They were impossible to miss and the headache they have provoked will take until Friday to clear.Thundershirts
I don’t see eye-to-eye with flashing lights and I’m in solidarity with the dogs of the world when it comes to firework displays.
The safest place to be on November 5 is hiding under the bed and a short few hours before the game I found myself transfixed by an advert for the ‘Thundershirt’, a tight-fitting, bulletproof coat-effect vest for dogs, that is designed to sooth their thunder and lightning-related anxieties. I want one made for an adult male.
By the way, what is it with people driving down motorways with their full beam on? If that’s you, then take a long, hard look at yourself and stop it.
Winning was the crucial element to Tuesday night.
In response to losing in Naples on the opening evening of the defence of our Champions League, we have churned out three victories which haven’t entirely been plain sailing, yet have still been the deserved outcome.
Napoli, meanwhile, have contrived to win only one of their last three games, handing us the top of the group before they come to Anfield. Very nice of them indeed and now they need to be put on the receiving end of a dose of Karma.
A resounding victory for Liverpool against Napoli would be supremely satisfying. I find Carlo Ancelotti an extremely likeable individual, but he is akin to that friend we all have when we are left to wonder how they ended up in a relationship with such a questionable character. For further reference, see Chelsea.Punished For Excelling
Earlier in the day, we were regaled by League Cup quarter-final nonsense. Only Liverpool FC could possibly be punished for excelling.
A League Cup quarter-final and World Club Cup semi-final kicking off in less than 22 hours of each other, a week before Christmas.
I can see a time approaching when the League Cup goes full circle and English football’s biggest movers and shakers opt out of it, just as so many of them did in the 1960s.
It will be interesting to see how Klopp rotates these games.
I say we send the under-19s to Villa Park, pack off our 2005 Champions League-winning team to Qatar and let our current first-team squad enjoy a few days off, before the madness of the festive programme kicks in.
In all reality, we will be nothing but stretched and Klopp will not be in attendance at one of these two games.
We should send James Milner to Villa Park in the role of player-manager.
Klopp’s team selection on Tuesday night was unashamedly made with the visit of Manchester City in mind. It was a sensible approach. Andy Robertson, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane will walk straight back into the team on Sunday, while Jordan Henderson will too, if he recovers from illness.Landscaping
Sunday’s game is potentially a landscape-altering one and the last international break of 2019 looms behind it.
A victory for Liverpool will open a chasm of nine points and, beyond the international break, there will be a switching of emphasis in fixture lists of both teams.
Encompassing Sunday’s visit to Anfield, the resumption of club football in mid-November and the dawning of New Year, Pep Guardiola’s team will face Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal, while after Sunday, Klopp’s men will not face another big-six rival again until 2020 has arrived.
Liverpool can do some serious season landscaping on Sunday, and this is the game where we can channel the lessons of the past in the most positive way imaginable.
When it comes to Sunday, the mantra Klopp directs to Guardiola should be that “this is going to hurt you more than it is going to hurt me”.
Liverpool have a big game against Man City to worry about, but in the slightly longer term the conundrum is how to juggle the squad for two games in the space of a day.
Everybody, by now, is aware of the farcical state of affairs surrounding the Reds’ participation in the Club World Cup and the scheduling of the League Cup quarter-final.
Two games are to be played, one on December 17 and another on December 18, with 22 hours and 3,000 miles between the two kick-offs.
There have already been several wild suggestions thrown out and a few ideas of how to maximise the game time for players, who could feature on both squads, and so on.
Unfortunately, Club World Cup regulations effective prohibit the latter from being an option, as previous seasons have shown.
This Is Anfield are told the squad have to be in place in Qatar a full three days prior to their semi-final fixture; if someone isn’t there then, they aren’t in the squad list for the two-game trip.
It’s very much a case of one competition or the other.
There are promotional features, video shoots and other club commitments to undertake, so there will also be no opportunity to fly players out after the Villa game to feature in the final or third-place match.
The only way players might do that is to gain first-team environment experience, perhaps in the way of a warm-weather camp which Klopp took his squad on last year and has habitually done so when the opportunity is there.
With the boss already saying he has to take more than 16 players to Qatar, Liverpool’s Club World Cup squad, then, will be very much a senior one—leaving the youngsters to fend for themselves against Villa.Likely squad for the Club World Cup
It might not be highest on the list of priorities, but having won the Champions League to get there (and the Super Cup this season as a follow-on), the Reds’ senior players will want to be involved in, and try to win, the CWC.
“If I was playing in the Carabao Cup I would be very frustrated because it’s an opportunity for players who are not having much playing time, so this situation bothers us in the dressing room, for sure. We want to give it all in all competitions.
“It’s ridiculous. Football here is so organised and then things like this happen. The competitions are from two different governing bodies but it’s the same sport. I believe they have enough resources to organise things better.
“It’s repetitive to always talk about the schedule, everybody talks about it, so why don’t they do something about it?
“First of all, the players are always on the back burner. I believe the players are not as organised as the NBA players, we need to be united to conquer our goals, otherwise it will always be this same mess.
“We’ll go like this but it’s not good for us, the clubs or the national teams. I’m sure if their biggest concern is money, it’s not going to be worth it after all.”
Assuming, then, the rest of the seniors feel likewise, then barring any injuries we’ll see a full 20-man squad travelling.
Defenders: Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Robertson, Lovren, Matip, Gomez
Midfielders: Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Keita, Lallana
Forwards: Firmino, Mane, Salah, Origi, ShaqiriLikely squad for the League Cup
Only 18 will be needed for the matchday squad for Liverpool vs. Aston Villa…which will be more like a Liverpool U21 side against Villa.
We’ll include 19 here, giving the option for fitness concerns and factoring in those who have gained at least some senior experience, by way of the EFL Trophy this season.
With Adam Lewis out injured, Morgan Boyes is a potential inclusion at the back, while the likes of Pedro Chirivella and Herbie Kane are probable starters after loan spells elsewhere in their careers.
The one other point to decide is who leads the team; Neil Critchley (U23 manager) or Alex Inglethorpe (Academy manager) are the likely candidates.
Goalkeepers: Kelleher, Lonergan
Defenders: Williams, Hoever, Van den Berg, Boyes, Koumetio
Midfielders: Jones, Kane, Chirivella, Clarkson, Dixon-Bonner, Christie-Davies
Forwards: Brewster, Elliott, Larouci, Longstaff, Hill, StewartAlterations and considerations
There isn’t a whole lot of room for manoeuver, but there are a few potential switches that could be made.
Mostly, it’s a question of which senior player might stay behind to offer a little guidance and get a full 90 minutes in.
It’s unthinkable that the vice-captain would do that job and be the only one who misses out, despite the senior role James Milner has.
Instead, it would likely be one who didn’t contribute a huge amount to the Champions League run last season or who could really do with a full 90 minutes rather than a short, potential run-out as sub in Qatar.
In either case, Adam Lallana or Xherdan Shaqiri appear the most likely options, with any senior who does stay behind surely travelling out for the aforementioned warm-weather training after the League Cup quarter-final.
That said, it would be seen as something of a snub to a lone individual in a tight-knit squad, which really isn’t Klopp’s way.
The final possibility is that a clutch of seniors remain behind—four or five, to make up the bulk of the League Cup squad as they have so far, with Milner, Gomez, Lallana and others involved—and they simply all fly out to Qatar afterwards, leaving the Reds with a reduced squad or with one or two younger players stepping up to be subs in the CWC.
Unless an agreement is reached with FIFA to allow a couple of players to join late due to extenuating circumstances, don’t bank on any of the seniors staying with the youngsters at all—they’ll have to fend for themselves!
We round up the latest Liverpool news and transfer rumours on Wednesday, following the Reds’ 2-1 victory over Genk in the Champions League.
Kai Haverz is one of Europe’s most sought-after young players, as he continues to thrive for Bayer Leverkusen, with Liverpool constantly linked.
There is an increasing feeling that the 20-year-old has outgrown the Bundesliga outfit, though, with bigger challenges lying ahead.
In an interview with Marca, Havertz hinted that he may leave at the end of the season, with a move abroad not out of the question:
“I think I’ve picked up enough international experience at Leverkusen.
“I know the rhythm of these international matches and I’m confident that I can go abroad at any moment and play at clubs outside of Germany.
“For the moment, I want to have a good season. Afterwards, we’ll see.”
Havertz would be a magnificent addition to Liverpool’s midfield, adding guile and end product, but Bayern Munich may still be favourites to sign him.Reds Scouts to Watch Cakir
Ugurcan Cakir has been linked with Liverpool in the recent past, with scouts reportedly watching him in action for Trabzonspor.
Representatives from Real Madrid and Bayern Munich will also be present, as Cakir looks to impress between the sticks.
It seems strange for Liverpool to be looking at another goalkeeper, considering the depth they have in that area currently.
Tuesday’s victory over Genk means that Liverpool need just one win from their final two Champions League group stage games to qualify for the knockout rounds.
Next up for the Reds in the defence of their European crown is the visit of Napoli on November 27 (8pm).
The Serie A side are in potential turmoil ahead of the match, however, with Football Italia reporting that Carlo Ancelotti could quit as manager.
The Italian has reportedly backed his squad, who have “mutinied against a training retreat” organised by the club hierarchy, after Tuesday’s 1-1 draw at home to Salzburg – a result that helped put Liverpool top of Group E.
Napoli are set to take legal action against the players, according to the Daily Mail, as the situation turns ugly.
This could all play into Liverpool’s hands perfectly.Reds to Wear Poppies Against City
It’s Remembrance Sunday this weekend and Liverpool will pay their respects when they take on City at Anfield.
The Reds will play in “shirts embellished with poppies” on Sunday afternoon, as the country remembers those who lost their lives at war.
The players will sign their shirts after the game, before they are auctioned off by the Royal British Legion to raise money for the Poppy Appeal.
Last season, a total of £22,366 was raised in the same way, following Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Fulham at Anfield.
A minute’s silence will also take place prior to the game, as will be the case up and down the country over the weekend.Liverpool launch the “LFC Firma” Collection
Liverpool FC have launched a new fashion collection, LFC Firma, which focuses on durable outerwear with premium fabrics and technologies to keep you dry, warm and comfortable.
The LFC Firma Mens ¼ Zip Neck Sweater, modelled by Virgil van Dijk above, features a premium knitted red marl sweater. The ¼ zip features a dark metal zip with ‘LFC’ engraved and red detailing. The high neck, cuffs and hem feature a thick rib knit for added comfort. On the chest sits an embroidered LFC crest, in a contrast red.
Liverpool FC has released the following ticket details for the Champions League tie against Napoli at Anfield.
The match on Wednesday November 27 is scheduled to kick-off at 8pm GMT. The entire stadium will be ticketed and prices are varied depending on seat location.
Adults - £9*-£59
Over 65s - £9*-£44
Young adults - £9*-£29.50
Juniors - £9 (within the advertised family sections)
*Local general sale price
For a full breakdown of the pricing structure for this game, please click here.
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Please call 0151 264 2222 for details, or buy online.
Supporters enrolled into the Auto Cup Scheme
Season ticket holders and Members registered in the Auto Cup Scheme MUST NOT purchase a ticket for this fixture.
Auto Cup payments are currently being processed and the processing of payments will end on Friday November 8.
Click here for specific details including stadium access, prices and what to do if your payment fails.
Important change to stadium access on matchday: Season ticket holders not sitting in their usual Premier League seat for this fixture will have their season ticket card activated for entry to the stadium. Paper tickets will not be issued.
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The below sales will take place online only:
Priority rights holders: from 10am GMT on Monday November 11. For eligibility details, please click here.
Sales will then take place based on UEFA Champions League home fixtures being recorded:
Season ticket holders who recorded Genk and Salzburg: from 1pm on Monday November 11.
Important change to stadium access on matchday: Season ticket holders not sitting in their usual Premier League seat for this fixture will have their season ticket card activated for entry to the stadium. Paper tickets will not be issued.
Tickets in the following sale will be subject to availability on a first come, first served basis, and a queuing system will be in place:
Members who recorded Genk and Salzburg: from 8.15am on Tuesday November 12.
Should any tickets remain, the club will provide further sale updates here.
The local general sale will take place from 8.15am on Friday November 22.
The club reserves the right to change any sale to a controlled sale if given advice from the police or other relevant authorities.
Georginio Wijnaldum opened his account for Liverpool on this day in 2016. Can you remember every team he has scored against for the club?
The Dutch midfielder's opening goal in the Champions League tie with Genk on Tuesday night took his tally to 15 for the Reds since his first three years ago.
Wijnaldum has netted against 14 different teams. Can you name them all?
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Liverpool FC is looking forward to hosting Seán Cox and his family at Anfield on Sunday as the Reds take on Manchester City.
It will mark the first time lifelong Liverpool supporter Seán has visited the stadium since he suffered serious injuries during an unprovoked attack ahead of the Champions League semi-final against AS Roma in April 2018.
After almost 18 months of treatment in Ireland, Seán recently moved to a specialist neurological facility in the north of England for a 12-week rehabilitation programme, focused on developing his speech and movement.
The club and its fans continue to come together to support Seán and his family. Earlier this year, it was announced that April's legends charity match in Dublin raised €748,000 for Seán Cox Rehabilitation Trust.
On Seán’s return to Anfield, Liverpool FC CEO Peter Moore said: “We’re delighted to welcome Seán and his family back to Anfield.
“I am sure it will be an emotional return the family; however, the club has worked closely with the Cox family to ensure that their visit is made as easy as possible, and that they are given all the space and comfort that they need.
“The way that our fans have supported Seán and the Cox family is a testament to their commitment to the LFC family, and we know this will be the case again on Sunday.”
On this day in 2007, Liverpool registered an 8-0 home win over Besiktas in the Champions League.
A new record for the tournament at that time, the result still fell some way short of being the Reds’ most emphatic victory in European competition.
It did, of course, claim a place in the top 10, which now also includes two routs achieved under Jürgen Klopp in recent years.
Read on to find out more...
11-0 – v Stromsgodset, September 1974
Liverpool’s biggest ever victory in all competitions came in the first round of the 1974 Cup Winners’ Cup at the expense of Norwegian side Stromsgodset.
It was an auspicious beginning for Bob Paisley as Reds manager in Europe as nine different players got on the scoresheet across the evening.
Three goals in the final five minutes – from Tommy Smith, Ian Callaghan and Ray Kennedy – enshrined the result in the record books, where it remains the club’s most emphatic win of all time 45 years later.
10-0 – v Dundalk, September 1969
The Reds reached double figures in one match for only the second time in their history when Dundalk visited Anfield in the Fairs Cup.
Ahead in under a minute, courtesy of Alun Evans, Bill Shankly’s side refused to relent and bagged five in each half to better the 10-1 achieved against Rotherham Town in domestic football 73 years earlier.
Watching on from the Kop that night was one Gerard Houllier, who would take a seat in the dugout a little under three decades later.
10-1 – v Oulu Palloseura, October 1980
Terry McDermott and Graeme Souness both struck trebles as Liverpool’s journey to a third taste of European Cup glory kicked off in style.
The Reds had returned from Finland with a 1-1 draw from the first leg of their first-round tie but wasted little time in booking their place in the next stage when the sides met for a second time.
Souness opened the scoring at Anfield within five minutes and Paisley’s men were four to the good by half-time, before adding six more to see the club reach double figures for a fourth time.
8-0 – v TSV Munich, November 1967
There was a notably musical theme to the TSV Munich side that visited Anfield in the second round of the Fairs Cup in the late 1960s.
Their Yugoslav goalkeeper, Petar Radenkovic, was also a recorded pop singer, while their coach was named Albert Sing and there was a Wagner in the XI too.
But it was the Reds providing the entertainment that night: six different players netted, with Callaghan and Roger Hunt the men to do so twice.
8-0 – v Besiktas, November 2007
Six months after contesting the Champions League final in Athens, Rafael Benitez’s Reds were struggling to get out of the group stage the subsequent season.
One point from their opening three ties left Liverpool with a mountain to climb – but they began to haul themselves up it with a record-breaking display against Besiktas.
Yossi Benayoun (three), Ryan Babel (two), Peter Crouch (two) and Steven Gerrard got the goals which registered a new biggest win in Champions League history at that time.
7-0 – v Oulu Palloseura, September 1981
The result on this night paled into significance against the passing of the incomparable Shankly on the eve of the European Cup first-round tie.
Those inside Anfield paid tribute to the legendary Scot as the club he had rebuilt produced a performance in his honour on the pitch.
Mark Lawrenson and Ian Rush got their first goals for the Reds as they fell a little short of the 10 they had racked up against the same opponents less than a year earlier.
7-0 – v NK Maribor, October 2017
Klopp’s Reds enjoyed a record-breaking night in Slovenia on the road to the club’s first Champions League final in more than a decade.
Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah each got a brace, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain opened his account, as Liverpool posted their first victory of the section after draws with Sevilla and Spartak Moscow.
The result set a new club record for the biggest away win in European competition – a benchmark that still stands and will take some beating.
7-0 – v Spartak Moscow, December 2017
Liverpool did, however, emulate that seven-goal haul on home soil within a matter of weeks.
Requiring at least a point to make certain their progress to the knockout rounds, Klopp’s men were in front against Spartak after just five minutes through Philippe Coutinho.
The Brazilian went on to complete a hat-trick, with Firmino, Sadio Mane and Salah joining him on the scoresheet for an early Christmas present.
6-0 – v Real Sociedad, November 1975
This UEFA Cup victory, which kept Paisley’s Liverpool on course to ultimately collect the trophy for the second time in four years, could have been higher on this list.
But Kevin Keegan’s missed penalty in the first half at Anfield meant the final result was capped at six as the Reds eased into round three ahead of the Spanish visitors.
Scoreline aside, the tie was also notable for including the respective first goals for the club by David Fairclough and Phil Neal.
6-0 – v Hamburg, December 1977
A fortnight after European Cup holders Liverpool had played out a 1-1 draw with Hamburg in the first leg of the Super Cup final, the Reds secured the trophy for the first time in merciless style.
Paisley’s team put six unanswered goals past the German outfit, who featured the familiar face of Keegan after he swapped clubs during the previous summer.
McDermott took the individual headlines with a 16-minute hat-trick either side of half-time, adding to efforts from Phil Thompson, Fairclough and Kenny Dalglish.