Liverpool 7 Spartak Moscow 0 – MATCH REPORTS

Philippe Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho scored a hat-trick as Liverpool became the 5th English club to qualify for the last 16 of this season’s Champions League after destroying Spartak Moscow 7-0 at Anfield – and as group winners.

The want-away Brazilian, who had been made captain for the night with Jürgen Klopp opting to leave Jordan Henderson out of the starting line-up, helped send the Reds into the last 16 for the first time since 2009 with a personal display that will have not gone unnoticed by Barcelona.

An additional brace from Sadio Mané and a goal each for Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah made for a great night for the Anfield faithful.

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