Liverpool will be looking to get back to winning ways after their narrow defeat against Tottenham. Jurgen Klopp’s side will be looking to avoid any Var related controversy in their Europa league fixture against Belgian side Union Saint-Gilloise.Embed from Getty Images
Jurgen Klopp gave his thoughts on the VAR matter stating that “I think the outcome should be a replay. That’s how it is, probably will not happen.
The argument against that will probably be if we open that gate then everybody will ask for it. I think the situation is that unprecedented, that it didn’t happen before in that moment, and I’m 56 years old and 50 years in football and I’m absolutely used to – I don’t deal always well with it – but I’m used to wrong decisions, difficult decisions, bah, bah, bah, all these kind of things. But something like that, as far as I can remember, never happened. That’s why I think a replay would be [the] right thing.”Embed from Getty Images
This will be the first time these sides have met in a European competition with Saint Gilloise looking to become the first Belgian side to avoid defeat against Liverpool at Anfield.
Liverpool forward Darwin Nunez has been directly involved in 8 goals in 8 europa league games averaging a goal involvement every 66 minutes.Embed from Getty Images
Liverpool’s summer signing Alexis Mac Allister will be up against his brother Kevin in what seems to be a very exciting game.
Alexis had this to say on the moment he found out that the teams were in the same group. “I remember one of the guys from the staff told me that we were in the same group and I couldn’t believe it. So yes, it was pretty special for me.”Embed from Getty Images
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Liverpool will be without goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher who picked up an injury ahead of this fixture. Trent Alexander-Arnold returns back into the lineup after a few weeks out with injury. Mo Salah starts with Nunez and Diogo Jota in the front three as Liverpool look to make it 2 wins out of 2 in their Europa league campaign.
Union Saint Gilloise lineup
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