Soccer News – Maribor-Liverpool
Maribor welcomes Liverpool in a match from Group E of the UEFA Champions League.
Just after the group stages draw everyone knew that Slovenian champions Maribor would be the underdog in this group. Despite of this, they managed to win a point in their first game against Spartak Moscow, before losing to Sevilla. Now they will have another great test against English powerhouse Liverpool.
Maribor are not a team who chase a qualification in the next stage of the competition, but for them every point is a matter of prestige. Most likely they will finish last in this group, but you can be sure that they will try to do it with as much points as possible.
Liverpool on the other hand are still looking for their first win in the Champions League this season. Jurgen Klopp’s team made two draws against Sevilla and Spartak in the first two rounds, so for them it’s finally a time to start winning. Although Liverpool are still unbeaten in their first two games in the Champions League, their fans expected to enjoy more points at this moment.
It’s a strange situation for Liverpool, because the manager Jurgen Klopp is put under some serious pressure. When he was appointed, there were expectations that he will bring back the trophies and the joy at Anfield. But now many of the team’s fans are once again feeling discouraged, because Liverpool’s results are not what it was expected from Klopp. Some of the fans even started to want his resignation, which is also increasing the pressure on his shoulders.
The German manager knows very well that the only way to win back the love of the fans is to make his team winning on regular basis. And the Champions League is a good way to start doing it.