Liverpool can be satisfied with the way they set about claiming a 7-0 success over Maribor – but Philippe Coutinho stressed that the result has to be the basis for more victories to follow.
Jürgen Klopp’s charges were in the kind of clinical form that has eluded them in recent weeks to secure a handsome Group E win at the Ljudski vrt stadium that set a new record for the club’s biggest away triumph in European competition.
Coutinho clipped in the second goal of the night, becoming the first Reds man since Steven Gerrard in March 2014 to net in four consecutive matches on the road.
A positive evening in Slovenia all round, then, although the Brazilian quickly called for Liverpool to continue that ruthless streak once the job was done.
“The team were very focused right from the first minute,” Coutinho told UEFA.com.
“It’s been a while since we picked up a good win. We’ve been creating scoring chances without managing to turn them into goals. But in the game things went right for us and we did a good job.
“We need to keep working hard and training hard in order to keep this going. We have another game against them at home, a difficult game, where we hope to play another good match.”