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It was special to captain Liverpool at Anfield — Coutinho

It was special to captain Liverpool at Anfield — Coutinho

3-0 at half time.

Madrid led 2-0 after Borja Mayoral opened the scoring and Ronaldo netted his ninth group-stage goal this season. The Slovenian side took the lead on the tenth-minute mark from the head of Tavares. "It helps to get an early goal or two". That mark is the most a Liverpool player has scored in the group stage.

"Liverpool won't win the Champions League because they don't have a defence". "So I'm sure Jordan is hurting a little bit but I'm sure he will understand if they get the right result".

"Any football fan enjoys watching players like Ronaldo", Dortmund coach Peter Bosz said.

What more is there to say? "It was nice to watch tonight".

Up stepped Captain (for the night) Coutinho to coolly dispatch the penalty.

The Portugal forward has been struggling in the Spanish League, with only two goals in 10 matches, but has scored nine times in his six Champions League games.

Emre Can was shown a yellow card for his tackle on Ze Luis moments later, leading with a high foot despite seeming to win the ball. Coutinho finished with his left foot back across the keeper. However, the Spanish side fought back and with fifteen minutes from time found a leveller from Ganso. "I think that's good for our confidence". "The final half-hour was great, we changed tactics again and things worked out".

Sergio Aguero's stoppage-time penalty handed a consolation to City, but this was their first defeat of the season and they have the Manchester derby this weekend.

Huge bids from Barcelona were rejected by the Reds, with the Catalan giants' efforts funded by the sale of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain. Mane chipped the ball into the box, Spartak defender Serdar Tasci failed to clear and Firmino accepted the gift and confidently drove home. "I was very happy with my goals and the performance", Coutinho told UEFA.com. "I'm sure it will (hurt him)", Steven Gerrard said on BT Sport. "It was a nice night at Anfield".

Sevilla qualified for the round of sixteen, following a 1-1 away draw against bottom of the table Maribor.

But the plaudits here go to Klopp's attack, and to Coutinho in particular.

Philippe Coutinho scored a hat trick, Sadio Mane bagged a brace, and both Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah also scored in the rout.

"We will not be happy when we see who we face in the next round, but we will be ready".

It was City's first competitive loss since being beaten by Arsenal in an F.A. Cup semifinal in April. He took the captain's armband from Coutinho. Napoli ended third and headed to the Europa League.

Last month, Fonseca vowed that he would don the iconic masked vigilante's outfit if the Ukranian side progressed to the last 16 and stuck to his word, wearing a black cape, mask and hat during the post-match presser after the win. Leipzig had Stefan Ilsanker sent off.

It was all power and pace from Liverpool and Coutinho made it 2-0 after 15 minutes.

But Keane believes Klopp's men have not been provided with a challenge so far.