Jürgen Klopp says Liverpool strike force will have rivals anxious after rout

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Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool put on a scintillating display of attacking football against Spartak Moscow to reach the last 16 of the Champions League.

Barely a quarter of an hour in, he locked horns with Aleksandr Selikhov again, first firing a curling effort which tested the Spartak goalkeeper before a flowing counter-attack between the "fab four" combination of Mane, Salah and Firmino, whose cut-back allowed his compatriot to sweep home.

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) - Four months after asking to leave Liverpool, Philippe Coutinho scored a hat trick wearing the captain's armband to propel the club into the Champions League knockout stage on a record-setting night for English soccer.

No. Within 3 minutes of the restart it was 4-0 as Mane got the goal he had been threatening in the first half.

The Brazilian global was the subject of a number of big-money bids from Barcelona in the summer, all of which were rebuffed by the Merseyside club.

Monday's draw promises to throw up some mouth-watering contests - Liverpool will just hope they have done enough to avoid being involved in one of them.

There are some very good teams lying in second place in their respective groups, who Liverpool might face in the next round, but this performance sent out a warning to all teams in Europe that they could struggle to get past them, even though they're a side which hasn't been in the Champions League knockout stages since 2009.

Spartak arrived in the northwest of England still in with a chance of qualifying.

"Promes is like Sadio Mane", Klopp said ahead of tonight's game. The way they cut open Spartak Moscow so effortlessly in the first 20 minutes alone will make a number of their rivals stand up and take notice. "We will see what happens this time but we have no preferred opponent", said Klopp, who took Borussia Dortmund to the final in 2013. They have scored three goals or more in seven of those matches. Milner delivered an inviting cross for Mane to thump home on the volley less than two minutes into the second half.

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