Liverpool, Sevilla, Porto, Shakhtar into Champions League last 16

Celtic lost to Anderlecht in the Champions league courtesy of Jozo Simunovic's own goal

Celtic lost to Anderlecht in the Champions league courtesy of Jozo Simunovic's own goal

Handed the captain's armband four months after asking to leave the club, Coutinho led Liverpool's dismantling of Spartak with two goals in the opening 15 minutes before his completing his first hat trick for the Reds in the 50th.

He was ably supported by his midfield and defence, but also by a forward line which will send shivers through defences across the continent next year. They were in training yesterday and did the full stuff and that was good.

Liverpool fans are just enjoying him while they can.

How to spot a big game at Anfield? It's half man of the match poll and half power ranking, and we want to use it to find out who you think played well after each Liverpool match and, at the other end, who you'd maybe like to see given the next game off. "So I'm sure Jordan is hurting a little bit but I'm sure he will understand if they get the right result".

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Coutinho scored his first hat trick for Liverpool and it started when he stroked home a penalty after Georgi Dzhikiya tugged Salah in the penalty area.

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They doubled their advantage after a superb move 11 minutes later, Coutinho tapping home from Roberto Firmino's pass. Spartak barely had chance to reorganise before Liverpool's attacking foursome were wreaking havoc again.

Maurizio Sarri's Napoli left their mark on the Champions League, with enterprising displays in back-to-back defeats by City, but ultimately disappointed by also losing to Feyenoord and Shakhtar. He will miss the first leg of Liverpool's round of 16 tie for an accumulation of bookings throughout the group stage.

"It helps to get an early goal or two". Mane pounced on a poor touch in midfield, and his cross into the box fell at the feet of Firmino who made no mistake.

3-0 at half time.

Despite inexplicably throwing away a three-goal lead against Sevilla in the last round of the Champions League group stage, Liverpool still sit top of Group E with their fate firmly in their own hands.

"But they've beaten nobody domestically and in Europe yet".

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