Champions League: Scintillating Liverpool make doubters forget about shortcomings

Tottenham and Real Madrid started the day with a lock on first and second place, respectively, in Group H.

Mane pounced on a mistake by Dzhikiya, ran up the right wing and sent in a cross that Spartak defender Serdar Tasci could only block with his chest.

The orchestrators of these goal-scoring exploits have been Liverpool's incredible front four of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho.

So, the numbers say Liverpool are likely to be heading to Madrid or Turin in February, we'll find out on Monday if that's the case.

The ease with which that penalty was won failed to convey the hosts' attacking power and they immediately set about putting on a show.

Here are five things we learned from the match.

Joining Liverpool to qualify in Group E are Spanish giants Sevilla, who played 1-1 at Maribor to secure second place on 9 points, three points ahead of Spartak Moscow in third spot.

It is said that agreement between Barcelona and Coutinho remains valid through the winter transfer market, with the playmaker already convinced over a move.

"We need all the boys for the next few weeks, but especially in this week for the next game on Sunday". The way they cut open Spartak Moscow so effortlessly in the first 20 minutes alone will make a number of their rivals stand up and take notice.

Liverpool finished the group stage with 23 goals, just two goals shy of Paris Saint-Germain's record of 25 this season. "We have enough time and we will be prepared for that game [Everton]".

Porto claimed the second berth from Group G with a 5-2 pounding of Monaco, one of last year's semifinalists.

Eight minutes later, Ismaily sprinted to beat Ederson to the ball before rounding the keeper and stroking a shot into the unguarded net. Jeremiah St Juste then made it 2-1 at the death for the Dutch champions after they had Tonny Vilhena sent off.

"We will not be happy when we see who we face in the next round, but we will ready".

"I don't mind too much who we get".

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