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Liverpool complete their best-ever Champions League Group Stage

Liverpool completed their best-ever Champions League group stage on Wednesday evening with a win over Atletico Madrid. The Reds are flying right now.

Liverpool hosted Atletico Madrid at Anfield last night. They walked away with a 2-0 win that, in the end, was fairly routine.

Now, yes, Atletico went down to 10 men for the second consecutive meeting. But Liverpool still beat who were in front of them to wrap up their fourth win in four Champions League group stage games.

In fact, it’s the first time Liverpool have ever managed that. Not in any previous campaign did they start so well.

Jurgen Klopp even pointed out this week how he wanted to avoid a ‘final’ in the group. Liverpool have gone to the wire in previous group stages but not this time.

Liverpool actually qualify from Group B with the win and even better, they do so as group winners. FC Porto are now in second but sit seven points behind the Reds with two games left.

Klopp, then, can rest absolutely everyone over the final two fixtures.

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Liverpool perform best-ever group stage showing

Now, winning four out of four doesn’t necessarily make it a ‘best-ever’ showing. Some groups are far easier than others – some can be remarkably simple.

But what makes this special is that Liverpool found themselves in a very tough group. There are the Spanish champions in Atletico as the strongest side. Porto made it to the quarter-finals last year, narrowly losing to Chelsea. AC Milan were comfortably the strongest Pot D team, too.

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To qualify two games early and with a perfect record is remarkable. It’s been a struggle at times – Milan and Atletico pushed them to the limit – but Liverpool won all four games.

The last two simply don’t carry any weight now – it’s the perfect scenario.

Liverpool made history, then, with their four wins and pull off their greatest group stage. That’s something for Klopp and co. to feel very proud of.

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