Maribor have been deeply kind opponents to Liverpool. They were accommodating hosts in a 7-0 battering on Matchday 3, while they were ultimately worn down with ease in the return leg at Anfield. Tonight, they have delivered for Jurgen Klopp's side once again, before Liverpool kicked off away to Sevilla.
They thieved an improbably 1-1 draw away to Spartak Moscow in an early kick off, equalising deep into stoppage time. Here's the goal:
The result takes the pressure off Liverpool in Seville. It means that a win tonight for Liverpool will guarantee them top spot in the Group, given the fact that Spartak have contrived to follow their hammering of the Spanish side with the floundering against Maribor.
In fact, even if Liverpool were to lose tonight, they would still need just a draw at Anfield against Spartak on Matchday 6 to progress to the last 16.