Coutinho: It was special to captain Liverpool at Anfield

Liverpool vs Spartak Moscow: Charlie Nicholas makes bold Sadio Mane prediction

Liverpool vs Spartak Moscow: Charlie Nicholas makes bold Sadio Mane prediction

Spartak, who needed a win to progress, drop into the Europa League.

Vincent Aboubakar scored twice for the Portuguese club, with Yacine Brahimi, Alex Telles and Francisco Soares also netting.

Danny Murphy says he predicts Liverpool will cash in on Coutinho. Over two legs, they can beat anyone.

"I don't mind too much who we get - usually I always get Real Madrid so we will see", the Liverpool boss said on BT Sport.

With nothing to play for in the final group game, Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane rested some regular starters, including Karim Benzema, Luka Modric and Marcelo. "I was very happy with my goals and the performance", Coutinho told UEFA.com.

Duff went one step further, stating that although he thinks their defensive frailties rules out a league challenge, the European Cup is a possibility for Liverpool. "It's a little bit cold so people need to move!"

"As a player you want to play on these big nights and big occasions", said Steven Gerrard, the man from whom the armband was inherited, before the match.

And then five. And then six... Spartak barely had chance to reorganise before Liverpool's attacking foursome were wreaking havoc again.

Mane got his second when he scooped in a low cross from Georginio Wijanaldum in the 76th minute, and then Salah, who had been outstanding all evening, made it 7-0, blasting home after some typically clever footwork in the box. It's a nice goal and the record is important, too. They were in training yesterday and did the full stuff and that was good. The home side had the luxury of introducing a striker of Daniel Sturridge's quality, giving Firmino a deserved rest, and the Englishman was in on the act soon enough setting up Mane who finished cleverly from close range. They just steamroll teams with their energy, with the fab four as we call them.

The 4-3 victory over Borussia Dortmund, the countless fixtures against Chelsea, and of course the 3-1 win over Olympiakos in December 2004. In freezing temperatures, the Spanish side started poorly but recovered after the interval and equalized through Ganso to clinch the runner-up spot.

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