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Liverpool are the highest scoring British team in Champions League group stage history

The Merseyside giants beat Spartak Moscow 7-0 on Wednesday to secure the top spot in group E

Liverpool bagged 23 goals from six group stage games as they breezed in the last 16 of the Champions League.

And this sublime scoring record makes Jurgen Klopp’s side the highest scoring British team in group stage history.

The previous record was held by Manchester United, who boasted 21 group stage strikes.


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Liverpool won 7-0 against Spartak Moscow on Wednesday evening

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Liverpool won 7-0 against Spartak Moscow on Wednesday evening

Only French giants Paris Saint-Germain scored more goals than the Merseyside outfit in the competition  group stages this year, with 25.

After only conceding six goals, Jurgen Klopp’s men topped group E with a goal difference of 17.

Liverpool scored seven more than Chelsea, eight more than Tottenham, nine more than Manchester City and 11 more than Manchester United.


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Philippe Coutinho hugs Jurgen Klopp after scoring his hat-trick

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Philippe Coutinho hugs Jurgen Klopp after scoring his hat-trick

The Reds put seven past Spartak Moscow on Wednesday night to improve on their impressive goal tally.

Philippe Coutinho bagged a hat-trick, and Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah made the scoresheet.

Brazilian ace Firmino is now the second highest scorer in the competition with six goals, behind Cristiano Ronaldo with nine.

Liverpool scored 18 goals on their way to winning the 2004/05 Champions League, so they will enter the knockout stages oozing with confidence.

Roberto Firmino has bagged 6 goals in the competition already

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Roberto Firmino has bagged 6 goals in the competition already