Champions League match preview: Maribor v Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool head to Slovenian champions Maribor looking to win their first Champions League match of the season.

Liverpool will be hoping it's third time lucky when they head to Maribor on Tuesday in search of their first Champions League victory of the season.

Two points from their opening two group matches is not what boss Jurgen Klopp would have expected, especially after surrendering a winning position late on at home to Sevilla in their opening game.

Back-to-back matches against Slovenian champions Maribor present the Merseysiders with an ideal opportunity to strengthen their claim for progression to the knockout phase, before ending their campaign with a difficult trip to Sevilla and home clash with Spartak Moscow.

Having failed to convert their dominance into victory in Moscow last time out, the Reds have the chance to claim only their second Champions League away win in almost eight years - their last came against Debrecen in November 2009.

Klopp intends to keep changes to a minimum but could give Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain his first Champions League start for the club. Sadio Mane remains a long-term absentee.

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