Liverpool got a huge point in their title persiot away at Manchester City and this gives them big confidence going into the December run of fixtures. Next up for Jurgen Klopps men is a home Europa league tie against LASK, who sit bottom of the group, taking just 3 points from their 4 games.
Defensively LASK have only conceded 6 goals from their 4 games, so they are not getting well beat by the rest of the group, though the return match did see Liverpool win comfortably 3-1. Goals from Nunez, Diaz and Salah saw The Reds ease to a win on the road and with two other wins in the group, Liverpool sit top of the group on 9 points.
A win over LASK will give Liverpool qualification to the knock out stage with a game to spare and this is the main objective, so they can rest players for the final match of the group stage.
Liverpool may well play a strong side in this match so they can maintain strong momentum going into the next run of fixtures and with Alexander Arnold in fine form, he can lead the team forward.
Attacking wise, as shown in the first game between the two sides, Liverpool have to much fire power on the pitch and should comfortably win this Europa League match. Diaz, Nunez and Salah are all top class players who will enjoy the opportunities given to them.
One note of concern for Liverpool will be defensively they have conceded over one goal a game so far in the group stage and LASK did find the net in the home leg and may well do the same at Anfield.
Should Liverpool get off to a comfortable lead then they may take their foot of the gas and invite LASK onto them and this could mean a consolation goal for the visitors to Anfield.
Liverpool remain favourites for the competition and with their pedigree in European competitions, you wouldn’t put it past them winning the Europa League this year, but it may depend on which Champions League teams come into the competition in the knock-out rounds.
But in this group game, Liverpool are by far the best team on show and are long odds on to win the game and will win to secure their place in the next round.
|Liverpool to win 2-0
|Liverpool to win 3-0
|Liverpool to win 3-1
|11/1 William Hill
|Liverpool to win and both teams to score
Liverpool are heavy odds on to win the game against LASK as with so much quality in their squad, even a small rotation will be enough to see them win the game.
One note of concern for Liverpool will be the defeat last time out against Toulouse and Klopp will want to secure qualification tonight against LASK in style.
Defensively, Liverpool may take their foot of the peddle once they get 2 or more goals ahead, so our punters.pub bet of the day is 19/10 with Bet365 for Liverpool to win and both teams to score.