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Author: Mark Mason

Liverpool Champions League Halfway Report

during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool at Etihad Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Manchester, England. Liverpool has reached the halfway stage in their Champions League group and everything is still to play for. Right now, every team within Group E has the possibility of qualifying as top. That may be in the case of Maribor more of a mathematical possibility than a realistic one. However, all four teams will still believe that they have the quality to get make it to the knockout stage. Liverpool’s emphatic seven-goal victory away to Maribor has done much...

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Maribor vs Liverpool: Match Preview

The last time Liverpool were in the Champions League, they were drawn against another hitherto unknown team in Ludogorets. Those two games, and the dropped points which came with them, played a huge part in the Reds’ failure to reach the next round. It is vital that they secure the required three points against Maribor on Tuesday night. Although Maribor do not carry as much prestige as others in England, their coach Darko Milanič will be a familiar face for some. Milanič had the misfortune of managing Leeds for a grand total of 32 Days and six matches in 2014....

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Liverpool’s Contract Dilemma

The situation at Arsenal, with the contract standoff of Alexsis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, was one of the most discussed sagas of the last transfer window. It was seen as an indictment of the club in their handling of their top players. Allowing for players of their calibre to reach only twelve months left on their contracts could cripple Arsenal if they do not regain Champions League football. However, as James Pearce of the Echo points out, Liverpool has eleven players approaching eighteen months left on their contracts. Is Liverpool in just as precarious a position as the Gunners?...

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Spartak Moscow Profile: Liverpool’s next Opponents

Spartak Moscow’s team posesprior to the UEFA Champions League Group E match between NK Maribor and FC Spartak Moscow at the Stadium Ljudski vrt in Maribor, Slovenia on September 13, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Jure Makovec (Photo credit should read JURE MAKOVEC/AFP/Getty Images) On Tuesday night, at the Otkrytiye Arena, Liverpool come up against one of the top seeds from their Champions League group. Normally, this means a tie against one of the elites of Europe. For Liverpool, however, this means a trip to Russia to play against a relative unknown in comparison to the likes of Real Madrid,...

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