Parking the bus against Liverpool is a risky proposition. It can be done, but you can’t make any mistakes, ever. Because once you let Liverpool score one goal against you, the floodgates open. It’s like that children’s book If You Give A Mouse A Cookie. Exactly like that.
So Liverpool finally got their goal early in the second half thanks to a fun flick from Mohamed Salah. They had a chance to make it 2-0 a few minutes later thanks to an awarded penalty, but James Milner’s spotkick was saved.
It all worked out, though! Emre Can helped make some pretty one-two passing outside the box and, spotting an opening, slipped past the back line and hit a shot inside the 18. The Maribor keeper could do nothing about it, and Liverpool went up 1-0.
So far so good!