Match Preview: Liverpool vs LASK

Here is our preview for the upcoming Europa League matchup between Liverpool and LASK.

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Due to Liverpool’s poor performances in the league across last season, The Reds find themselves competing in the Europa League.

They currently sit atop of group E after winning three out of four of their group stage games.

Their first loss came at the hands of Toulouse who narrowly scraped past Jurgen Klopp’s men with a 3-2 win.

However, Liverpool never gave up hope and even had a last minute equaliser disallowed due to a handball committed by Alexis Mac Allister in the build up to the goal.

The Reds go into their clash against LASK with high hopes. Liverpool have won seven of their last eight European games against Austrian opposition.

In addition to this, after LASK’s last five games against English clubs, they have conceded at least two goals each game.

A win on Thursday would see the Reds qualify for the next round of the Europa League.

Liverpool team news

Diogo Jota is likely to miss out on the upcoming clash due to coming off with an apparent muscular injury.

This comes after the winger was taken off early in the second half due to suffering some discomfort during the game against Manchester City.

Fans are eagerly awaiting an update in regards to how long star man, Alisson, is set to have on the side lines.

This comes after the goalkeeper was helped off the pitch in the Reds’ last matchup against the Cityzens.

Players with long-term injuries such as Thiago, Andrew Roberston and Stefan Bajcetic are all expected to miss out on Thursday.

LASK team news

The Austrian club are also set to be without a number of players for Thursday’s game.

The trio of Ebrima Darboe, Adil Taoui and Philipp Wiesinger are all set to miss out on playing at Anfield.

Darboe, who is on loan from Roma, missed both of their last Europa League games against Union SG for an unknown injury.

Despite these three players not partaking in the game on Thursday, it is unlikely that LASK manager, Thomas Sageder, will make many changes to his squad.

Potential line-ups for Liverpool and LASK

Liverpool: Kelleher; Gomez, Konate, Quansah, Chambers; Elliott, Endo, Gravenberch, Nunez, Gakpo, Diaz.

LASK: Lawal; Andrade, Talovyerov, Ziereis; Stojkovic, Horvath, Ljubic, Bello; Ljubicic, Zulj, Usor.

 

 

 

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