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CL permutations: Work for Liverpool, Chelsea

Liverpool FC on Sky Sports - Mon, 12/09/2019 - 15:00
Liverpool, Chelsea yet to qualify for knockout phase ahead of final round of Champions League group games

Last Updated: 09/12/19 4:53pm

It's now or never in the Champions League group stages. Eight teams are already through to the knockout phase but eight spots remain up for grabs.

Here, we have a look at all of the permutations ahead of a pivotal Matchday 6 in Europe's elite-club competition...

Teams qualified for last-16 (group winners in bold)

Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus, RB Leipzig, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, Tottenham.

Already-qualified Bayern Munich have won all five of their Champions League group stage games Already-qualified Bayern Munich have won all five of their Champions League group stage games Already-qualified Bayern Munich have won all five of their Champions League group stage games On Tuesday...Group E - Liverpool (10pts), Napoli (9), Red Bull Salzburg (7), Genk (1)
  • Napoli vs Genk (5.55pm)
  • Red Bull Salzburg vs Liverpool (5.55pm)
Group E Club P W D L GD Pts 1 Liverpool 5 3 1 1 3 10 2 Napoli 5 2 3 0 3 9 3 Red Bull Salzburg 5 2 1 2 5 7 4 Genk 5 0 1 4 -11 1

For Champions League holders Liverpool the equation is a simple one. Avoid defeat at Red Bull Salzburg and their passage to the knockout stages is secure, while a victory secures top spot. A Napoli defeat at Genk will also do the job for Jurgen Klopp's side, regardless of their result in Salzburg.

A Red Bull Salzburg victory coupled with Napoli failing to beat Genk, will secure the Austrian side's spot in the last 16. Should Napoli win,

Should Napoli win, Liverpool will be eliminated if they lose to Salzburg - unless they score four or more goals and lose by just a one-goal margin.

Holders Liverpool will qualify if they avoid defeat in Salzburg Holders Liverpool will qualify if they avoid defeat in Salzburg Holders Liverpool will qualify if they avoid defeat in Salzburg

Napoli need at least a draw at home to Genk - who are guaranteed to finish bottom - to qualify but will still progress if Salzburg fail to beat Liverpool.

Group F - Barcelona (11), Inter Milan (7), Borussia Dortmund (7), Slavia Prague (2)
  • Inter Milan vs Barcelona (8pm)
  • Borussia Dortmund vs Slavia Prague (8pm)
Group F Club P W D L GD Pts 1 Barcelona 5 3 2 0 4 11 2 Inter Milan 5 2 1 2 2 7 3 Borussia Dortmund 5 2 1 2 -1 7 4 Slavia Prague 5 0 2 3 -5 2

With Barcelona already through as group winners, it's a straight shootout between Inter Milan and Borussia Dortmund, level on points in second and third place, to see who joins them in the knockout stages.

Inter will qualify if they beat Barcelona, while their superior head-to-head goal difference over Dortmund means they will progress if both sides draw and they finish level on points with the German outfit.

Borussia Dortmund and Inter Milan are vying for the final qualification spot from Group F Borussia Dortmund and Inter Milan are vying for the final qualification spot from Group F Borussia Dortmund and Inter Milan are vying for the final qualification spot from Group F

Slavia Prague are already guaranteed to finish bottom.

Group G - RB Leipzig (10), Zenit St. Petersburg (7), Lyon (7), Benfica (4)
  • Benfica vs Zenit St. Petersburg (8pm)
  • Lyon vs RB Leipzig (8pm)
Group G Club P W D L GD Pts 1 RB Leipzig 5 3 1 1 2 10 2 Zenit 5 2 1 2 1 7 3 Lyon 5 2 1 2 1 7 4 Benfica 5 1 1 3 -4 4

RB Leipzig are already through but it's all to play for in the final round of fixtures in Group G. Leipzig can secure top spot with a draw in Lyon.

If Leipzig draw or lose, Zenit St. Petersburg will go through if they beat Benfica, while Zenit's superior head-to-head record over Lyon means they will also go through if both matches in the group end in a draw. A Lyon defeat will also confirm their passage.

Which of Lyon or Zenit join RB Leipzig in the knockout stage? Which of Lyon or Zenit join RB Leipzig in the knockout stage? Which of Lyon or Zenit join RB Leipzig in the knockout stage?

Lyon can secure qualification as group winners if they beat Leipzig, while they will qualify with a draw if Zenit lose to Benfica.

Benfica cannot finish first or second but can still qualify for the Europa League. A victory over Zenit better than 3-1, coupled with Lyon avoiding defeat, will see them finish third, as will a victory by any scoreline if Leipzig beat Lyon.

Group H - Ajax (10), Valencia (8), Chelsea (8), Lille (1)
  • Ajax vs Valencia (8pm)
  • Chelsea vs Lille (8pm)
Group H Club P W D L GD Pts 1 Ajax 5 3 1 1 7 10 2 Valencia 5 2 2 1 1 8 3 Chelsea 5 2 2 1 1 8 4 Lille 5 0 1 4 -9 1

Chelsea will qualify for the knockout stages with victory over Lille, who are guaranteed to finish bottom, while a draw will also see Frank Lampard's team through if Valencia lose at Ajax.

Chelsea will qualify with a win at home to Lille Chelsea will qualify with a win at home to Lille Chelsea will qualify with a win at home to Lille

Group leaders Ajax will qualify with a draw at home to Valencia or if Chelsea fail to beat Lille.

Valencia will go through to the last-16 with a win at Ajax, while their superior head-to-head record against Chelsea will also send them through if they finish level on points.

On Wednesday...Group A - Paris Saint-Germain (13pts), Real Madrid (8), Club Brugge (3), Galatasaray (2)
  • Club Brugge vs Real Madrid (8pm)
  • Paris Saint-Germain vs Galatasaray (8pm)
Group A Club P W D L GD Pts 1 Paris Saint-Germain 5 4 1 0 10 13 2 Real Madrid 5 2 2 1 4 8 3 Club Brugge 5 0 3 2 -6 3 4 Galatasaray 5 0 2 3 -8 2

With Paris Saint-Germain through as group winners and Real Madrid through as runners-up, it's a battle between Club Brugge and Galatasaray to see who qualifies for the Europa League.

Brugge will finish third if they beat Real Madrid or if Galatasaray fail to beat PSG. Galatasaray must better Brugge's result if they are to pip the Belgian side to third spot.

Group B - Bayern Munich (15), Tottenham (10), Red Star Belgrade (3), Olympiakos (8)
  • Bayern Munich vs Tottenham (8pm)
  • Olympiakos vs Red Star Belgrade (8pm)
Group B Club P W D L GD Pts 1 Bayern Munich 5 5 0 0 17 15 2 Tottenham 5 3 1 1 6 10 3 Red Star Belgrade 5 1 0 4 -16 3 4 Olympiakos 5 0 1 4 -7 1

With Bayern Munich are already through as group winners and Tottenham through as runners-up, all eyes will be on the decider between Red Star and Olympiakos to see who qualifies for the Europa League.

Red Star Belgrade will confirm third position if they avoid defeat at Olympiakos, while Olympiakos must win to leapfrog the Serbian side into third.

Group C - Manchester City (11), Shakhtar Donetsk (6), Dinamo Zagreb (5), Atalanta (4)
  • Dinamo Zagreb vs Man City (5.55pm)
  • Shakhtar Donetsk vs Atalanta (5.55pm)
Group C Club P W D L GD Pts 1 Man City 5 3 2 0 9 11 2 Shakhtar Donetsk 5 1 3 1 -2 6 3 Dinamo Zagreb 5 1 2 2 0 5 4 Atalanta 5 1 1 3 -7 4

Manchester City have already wrapped up top spot ahead of their Matchday 6 trip to Croatia, but there's plenty to play for in Group C.

Shakhtar Donetsk will join City in the last-16 if they beat Atalanta or if Dinamo Zagreb fail to win.

Shakhtar Donetsk are in pole position to finish as runners-up in Group C Shakhtar Donetsk are in pole position to finish as runners-up in Group C Shakhtar Donetsk are in pole position to finish as runners-up in Group C

Dinamo Zagreb must beat Manchester City and hope Shakhtar fail to win to have any chance of qualifying.

Atalanta can leapfrog both teams above them to finish as runners-up if they beat Shakhtar and Dinamo fail to beat City.

Group D - Juventus (13), Atletico Madrid (7), Bayer Leverkusen (6), Lokomotiv Moscow (3)
  • Atletico Madrid vs Lokomotiv Moscow (8pm)
  • Bayer Leverkusen vs Juventus (8pm)
Group D Club P W D L GD Pts 1 Juventus 5 4 1 0 6 13 2 Atletico Madrid 5 2 1 2 1 7 3 Bayer Leverkusen 5 2 0 3 -2 6 4 Lokomotiv Moscow 5 1 0 4 -5 3

Juventus have already qualified as group winners and will be joined in the knockout stages by Atletico Madrid if they beat Lokomotiv Moscow or Bayer Leverkusen fail to win.

Bayer Leverkusen will qualify if they beat Juventus and Atletico fail to win against a Lokomotiv Moscow side that are guaranteed to finish fourth.

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Liverpool name 19-man travelling squad for Salzburg tie

LiverpoolFC.TV - Mon, 12/09/2019 - 14:58

Liverpool have named a 19-man travelling squad for Tuesday's Champions League tie with Salzburg.

The Reds travel to Austria in matchday six looking to secure their spot in the last 16 of the competition.

Dejan Lovren and Georginio Wijnaldum are fit to travel, but Adam Lallana is not involved as he continues to recover from the minor knock that ruled him out of last weekend's win at Bournemouth.

Travelling squad: Alisson, Van Dijk, Wijnaldum, Lovren, Milner, Keita, Firmino, Mane, Salah, Gomez, Adrian, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Shaqiri, Robertson, Origi, Jones, Kelleher, Alexander-Arnold.

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Liverpool name 19-man travelling squad for Salzburg tie

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 12/09/2019 - 14:58
Liverpool have named a 19-man travelling squad for Tuesday's Champions League tie with Salzburg.
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Liverpool's Champions League permutations

LiverpoolFC.TV - Mon, 12/09/2019 - 14:41

Everything is still to play for in Champions League Group E with leaders Liverpool set to conclude the group stage against Salzburg on Tuesday night.

Victory against Salzburg would send European Cup holders Liverpool through to the knockout stages as Group E winners.

A draw at Red Bull Arena is also enough to secure qualification for the Reds, but their final position would then be dependent on the outcome of Napoli’s home clash with Genk.

If Napoli lose, Liverpool are guaranteed progress no matter the result against Salzburg.

The Reds would be eliminated if Salzburg match or better the 4-3 victory Jürgen Klopp’s men claimed when the clubs met at Anfield and Napoli win.

If Salzburg beat Liverpool and Napoli draw with Genk, leaving three teams on 10 points, Napoli and Salzburg qualify with a better head-to-head record between the sides.

The team that finishes third will enter the Europa League at the Round of 32 stage.

Click here to view UEFA’s regulations.

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Liverpool's Champions League permutations

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 12/09/2019 - 14:41
Everything is still to play for in Champions League Group E with leaders Liverpool set to conclude the group stage against Salzburg on Tuesday night.
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A quick guide to Salzburg for LFC fans

LiverpoolFC.TV - Mon, 12/09/2019 - 14:15

Liverpool journey to Austria for Tuesday's Champions League group decider against Salzburg - and we've put together this handy guide for all you Reds following the team to the historic city.

The birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, renowned for its Baroque architecture and scenic Alpine surroundings, Salzburg is also a university city stacked with plenty of bars and nightlife.

Small enough to get around on foot and with the famous Christmas markets in full swing during December, there's plenty for LFC fans to take in before and after the 5.55pm GMT kick-off at Red Bull Arena.

Getting there

One of the easiest ways to travel the four kilometres from Salzburg W.A. Mozart Airport to the city centre is by bus - the No.10 and No.2 run every 10/20 mins from the airport to downtown Salzburg and take approximately 15 minutes to reach the main square of Residenzplatz and its environs in the heart of Salzburg.

A single adult ticket costs €2.50 and can be bought from the 'Newscorner' Kiosk in Terminal 1, at the machine at the bus stop, or directly from the bus driver. Taxis are also widely available, with a 15-minute trip to the city centre costing around €15.00.

Alternatively, you can pick up a 24hr Salzburg Card for €26,00, which entitles the bearer to free public transport and free admission to all the city's tourist attractions and museums - useful if you plan to do some serious sightseeing. 

Check out the bus time tables here and bus network route map here.

Eating and drinking

You may be pleased to discover that Salzburg has been described as 'Austria's capital of beer'. With 11 breweries in and around the city it doesn't matter if you are after a traditional beer, modern ale or a craft brew, you are well catered for.

The StieglKeller - located on Festungsgasse, below the city's looming Hohensalzburg Fortress - offers a taste of Austria's beer garden culture and has a capacity for 1000 people. Its garden looks out over the roof tops of Salzburg's World Heritage-listed Old Town and claims to be one of the best places to watch the sun set over the city too.

Stiegl is Austria’s most wide-spread bier and their flagship StieglKeller offers all the beers on tap. However, we are told by those in the know that Trumer, which is also brewed in Salzburg, is also well worth taste.

There are plenty of pubs, traditional inns and bars dotted around the city where you can get both. A typical 0.5 litre beer costs roughly around €4.20.

For sustenance, why not try the two dishes Salzburg is most famous for: Bosna and Salzburger Nockerl.

Bosna is a grilled Bratwurst inside a hot-dog-like bun with onions, a secret blend of spices and a curry-ketchup sauce on top. It's available from stands all around the city but the Balkan Grill located in the passage between Getreidegasse and the Universitaetsplatz (more on that later) is said to be one of the best.

Salzburger Nockerl is a dessert made with egg, flour, sugar, and vanilla. The souffle-like sweet dumplings are usually served warm with powdered sugar and raspberry sauce. It is purportedly so filling it is sometimes eaten as a main rather than desert and is served in most Austrian restaurants around the city.

With the Salzburg Christmas markets also in full flow, they are certainly worth a visit too, to try the mulled wine - the city's signature drink during the festive season - or taste other local dishes on offer. The biggest one is the Salzburg Christkindlmarkt at the Dom and Residenzplatz - the historic centre of Salzburg.

Sightseeing

The Hohensalzburg Fortress on the crest of the Festungsberg mountain has loomed large over the city of Salzburg in one shape or form since archbishop Gebhard had it built in 1077 and it still offers the best panoramic views out over the beautiful city, its Baroque historical district and the surrounding Alps.

At 199 meters above the old town, you can't really miss it, and like most places in the Austrian municipality you can get there on foot. But if trekking up to a mountaintop isn't your thing, then the Fortress Funicular service, which runs from Festungsgasse in the heart of the Salzburg historic district, will get you up there in just 54 seconds.

Once at the top, Salzburg's most popular sightseeing attraction houses four museums (the Fortress Museum, the Marionette Museum, the Altes Zeughaus and the Museum of the Rainer Regiment) the spectacular Princes' Chambers and a Magical Theatre in its eight-acre grounds.

Open from 9.30am to 5pm in December, ticket prices vary but a basic package including a ride up and down on the funicular is €12.90 for an adult.

Alternatively, head up the Mönchsberg mountain opposite the Festungsberg, its forest and meadow walks are popular with the locals and the plateau offers excellent views back across the city and towards the Hohensalzburg Fortress.

Now, somehow, we have got this far without referring to Salzburg by its unofficial other name: the 'City of Mozart'.

The world-renowned classical composer and Salzburg's most celebrated son was born in 1756 in the 'Hagenauer Haus' on Getreidegasse, which is now one of the most visited museums in the whole of Austria. A pilgrimage site for Mozart fans, it's also described as 'absolute must for every Salzburg visitor'. 

Mozart and his family lived in the Hagenauer Haus for 26 years, before moving to the 'Mozart Residence' on Makartplatz, which, you guessed it, is also now a dedicated exhibition to composer, who eventually moved Vienna 1781.

An adult ticket to Mozart's birthplace costs €11.00 and a combined ticket which also includes the later residence is €18.00.

Can you go to Salzburg and not do something Mozart-related?

Well, as the 'Hagenauer Haus' stands on the city's famous Getreidegasse in the vibrant heart of Salzburg’s Old City you will surely at least pass it as you amble down a street packed with shops, boutiques, bars, restaurants and Salzburg's curious 'through-houses' - narrow passage ways paved with Untersberg marble and embellished with vaulted roofs that serve as shortcuts to other parts of the city.

One of these thoroughfares is particularly quirky. 'Treasure Through-House' at No.3 Getreidegasse includes the rib of a whale hanging from the roof adorned with a dried-out shark that dates to the 14th century.

As a guide, the even-numbered Through-Houses provide short-cuts to the Griesviertel district of downtown on the River Salzach, while the odd-numbered passageway take you to Universitatsplatz.

But if all that exploring is too much, then why not just take in one of the traditional Austrian inns on the Getreidegasse instead.

At the stadium

The 30,188-capacity Stadion Salzburg is about four kilometres north west of the city centre and is served by the No.1 O-Bus, which runs from Hanuschplatz in the city centre and also outside the Salzburg Main Station rail hub. 

The bus takes about 30 minutes to get to the stadium and your match ticket will give you free travel on public transport starting six hours before kick-off. Alternatively, you can use the matchday special shuttle service, running on a similar route.

Salzburg left their old Stadion Lehen to move to Stadion Salzburg when it opened in 2003. It was expanded from a capacity of 18,250 to over 30,000 ahead of the 2008 UEFA European Championships, when it hosted three group stage matches.

As with many newly constructed grounds, the stadium is located on an industrial/retail park, so, aside from the usual matchday kiosk offerings, the best food and drink options are back in the city.

The stadium also houses the Austrian champions' trophy and Austrian Cup won by Salzburg last season, but unfortunately there are no tours until Saturday.

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A quick guide to Salzburg for LFC fans

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 12/09/2019 - 14:15
Liverpool journey to Austria for Tuesday's Champions League group decider against Salzburg - and we've put together this handy guide for all you Reds following the team to the historic city.
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Melwood photos: Lovren joins in Liverpool training ahead of Salzburg tie

LiverpoolFC.TV - Mon, 12/09/2019 - 13:43

Liverpool trained at Melwood on Monday afternoon before flying out to Salzburg for their Champions League showdown with the Austrian side – check out 36 photos from the workout with our gallery.

The Reds travel to the Stadion Salzburg in matchday six looking to secure their place in the knockout rounds of Europe's premier club cup competition.

Having been taken off before half-time against Bournemouth on Saturday, centre-back Dejan Lovren joined in the session.

Take a look at the squad's preparations below...

Photos by Andrew Powell

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Melwood photos: Lovren joins in Liverpool training ahead of Salzburg tie

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 12/09/2019 - 13:43
Liverpool trained at Melwood on Monday afternoon before flying out to Salzburg for their Champions League showdown with the Austrian side – check out 36 photos from the workout with our gallery.
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Aston Villa v Liverpool: Carabao Cup ticket update

LiverpoolFC.TV - Mon, 12/09/2019 - 11:35

Liverpool FC has issued a ticket update for the Carabao Cup quarter-final against Aston Villa at Villa Park on Tuesday December 17, kick-off 7.45pm GMT.

A limited number of tickets remain and will be available online to season ticket holders and official Members based on League Cup away fixtures recorded during the 2019-20 and 2017-18 seasons:

  • MK Dons (2019-20)
  • Leicester City (2017-18)

One game: From 11am GMT on Thursday December 12.

Supporters can purchase one ticket per person up to a maximum of four tickets per transaction.

Tickets are subject to availability and are allocated on a first come first served basis. We cannot guarantee that tickets will be available to all who apply.

For further information before travelling, please click here.

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Aston Villa v Liverpool: Carabao Cup ticket update

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 12/09/2019 - 11:35
Liverpool FC has issued a ticket update for the Carabao Cup quarter-final against Aston Villa at Villa Park on Tuesday December 17, kick-off 7.45pm GMT.
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Leicester City v Liverpool: Further ticket sale

LiverpoolFC.TV - Mon, 12/09/2019 - 11:30

Liverpool FC has issued a ticket update for the Premier League fixture against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Thursday December 26, kick-off 8pm GMT.

Only in the event tickets remain, tickets will be available online to season ticket holders and Official Members based on Premier League away fixtures recorded during the 2018-19 season.

One game: From 1pm GMT on Thursday December 12.

Supporters can purchase one ticket per person up to a maximum of four tickets per transaction.

Tickets are subject to availability and are allocated on a first come first served basis. We cannot guarantee that tickets will be available to all who apply.

For further information before travelling, please click here.

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Leicester City v Liverpool: Further ticket sale

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 12/09/2019 - 11:30
Liverpool FC has issued a ticket update for the Premier League fixture against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Thursday December 26, kick-off 8pm GMT.
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LFC's Goal of the Decade: Vote for 2013's contender now

LiverpoolFC.TV - Mon, 12/09/2019 - 11:00

Our ongoing vote to decide Liverpool's Goal of the Decade continues with 10 contenders from 2013 today.

Throughout December we are giving you the chance to select one strike from each year of the 2010s to progress to a final poll, from which a No.1 will be chosen.

Watch the shortlist from 2013 and then cast your vote below...

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LFC's Goal of the Decade: Vote for 2013's contender now

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 12/09/2019 - 11:00
Our ongoing vote to decide Liverpool's Goal of the Decade continues with 10 contenders from 2013 today.
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Reds’ Champions League defence on the line – Salzburg vs. Liverpool Preview

ThisIsAnfield.com - Mon, 12/09/2019 - 09:51

Liverpool face a potentially nervy trip to Salzburg on Tuesday evening, with defeat likely to see them eliminated from the Champions League.


Salzburg vs. Liverpool

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 – 5.55pm (GMT)
Red Bull Arena
Champions League Group Stage (6)
Referee: Danny Makkelie (NL)

Saturday’s 3-0 win at Bournemouth was one of the Reds’ most comfortable outings of the season to date, on a day when they pulled 14 points clear of Man City.

After struggling to hit top gear for a while, in terms of performances, there are signs that Jurgen Klopp‘s men are starting to click.

Salzburg await in midweek, in what could be a tricky Champions League night for the reigning European champions.

Defeat for the visitors, as well as Napoli presumably winning at home to Genk, would mean Liverpool crash out at the first hurdle.

Salzburg showed what a threat they can be in the return fixture at Anfield, with the Reds’ 4-3 victory extremely hard-earned.

 FC Salzburg's Takumi Minamino (L) celebrates scoring the second goal with team-mate Dal Varesanovic during the UEFA Champions League Group E match between Liverpool FC and FC Salzburg at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jesse Marsch’s side have the ability to cause Liverpool big problems on Tuesday, especially with man-of-the-moment Erling Braut Haaland leading the line.

The 19-year-old has already scored 28 goals this season and Liverpool are one of a host of clubs linked with a move for him.

This Liverpool team are still the most feared in club football at the moment, however, and they should have too much for their opponents.

Confidence is high and the thought of going out this early in the competition is not a pleasant one.

It is likely to be an evening that has its scares, but Liverpool should progress to the knockout rounds.

Team News

 Liverpool's Dejan Lovren shakes hands with manager Jürgen Klopp as he is substituted for Trent Alexander-Arnold during the FA Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Liverpool FC at the Vitality Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Dejan Lovren limped out of the win at Bournemouth with cramp and he is likely to miss Tuesday’s game.

Joel Matip and Fabinho also remain sidelined, with the pair not expected to return to the fold until some time after Christmas.

Adam Lallana is another who isn’t expected to feature, having missed the weekend action.

Trent Alexander-Arnold will come back in at right-back and Lovren’s absence means Joe Gomez will partner Virgil van Dijk at centre-back.

Gini Wijnaldum is fit again after being ruled out against Bournemouth, meaning the Dutchman should return to the starting lineup.

James Milner is the most likely to make way, especially after Naby Keita enjoyed such a productive afternoon at Bournemouth.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is also a midfield option, however.

Sadio Mane is set for a recall after earning a richly deserved breather at the weekend, joining Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino in attack.

Salzburg are without Alexander Walke, Antoine Bernede, Patrick Farkas and Sekou Koita.

Red Bull Arena

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Address: Stadionstraße 2/3, 5071, Austria

Capacity: 31,895

Did You Know?

 Liverpool's goalkeeper Adrián San Miguel del Castillo looks dejected as a penalty is awarded to SSC Napoli during the UEFA Champions League Group E match between SSC Napoli and Liverpool FC at the Studio San Paolo. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Ahead of the game, it is worth remembering that Liverpool’s Achilles heel in recent times has been away games in the Champions League.

The Reds have only won two of their eight away group stage matches in the competition under Klopp, both of which came against relative minnows in Maribor and Genk.

Liverpool have still enjoyed some impressive wins on their travels in the knockout stages, in fairness, but it has still been a noticeable issue.

They must be switched on from the off against Salzburg, or risk getting themselves into a sticky situation.

Form

 Liverpool's Mohamed Salah (#11) celebrates scoring the third goal with team-mates during the FA Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Liverpool FC at the Vitality Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Salzburg – Last five results (all competitions)

Won 5-1 vs. Swarovski Tirol
Drew 1-1 vs. Admira
Won 4-1 vs. Genk
Drew 2-2 vs. St. Polten
Won 3-0 vs. Wolfsberger AC

Liverpool – Last five results (all competitions)

Won 3-0 vs. Bournemouth
Won 5-2 vs. Everton
Won 2-1 vs. Brighton
Drew 1-1 vs. Napoli
Won 2-1 vs. Crystal Palace

TV & Live Blog Info

 Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp before the UEFA Champions League Group E match between Liverpool FC and SSC Napoli at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Salzburg vs. Liverpool is live on BT Sport 3 from 5.15pm (GMT), with kickoff at 5.55pm.

Don’t make the error of thinking it’s the usual later Champions League start time!

Ben Twelves is in charge of This is Anfield’s live blog from 5.10pm, hopefully guiding you through another Reds victory.

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Gini Wijnaldum and Adam Lallana fitness latest

LiverpoolFC TV - Mon, 12/09/2019 - 09:35
Georginio Wijnaldum and Adam Lallana may be fit to return for Liverpool’s Champions League clash with Salzburg.
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Gini Wijnaldum and Adam Lallana fitness latest

LiverpoolFC.TV - Mon, 12/09/2019 - 09:35

Georginio Wijnaldum and Adam Lallana may be fit to return for Liverpool’s Champions League clash with Salzburg.

The midfield duo missed Saturday’s 3-0 victory at Bournemouth due to minor knocks, but Jürgen Klopp is hopeful they will be available for Tuesday’s crucial match in Austria, where avoiding defeat would make certain of his side's qualification from Group E.

“We had 14 adult players plus Curtis [Jones] and Harvey [Elliott]… the only players who are maybe back for Tuesday are Gini Wijnaldum and Adam Lallana to make it 16,” the boss said after the win at Vitality Stadium.

“Today the people were shouting for Divock Origi. I get that, I loved the performance of Divock Origi [against Everton] but bringing him on just to say thank you when we have so many games?

“It was wonderful that we didn’t have to and the best part of the game was that we didn’t have to use Sadio Mane. He has been an all-time player in the last couple of weeks.

“We’ll see how we start on Tuesday, I have no idea about that now. But we could give these two, plus Gini and Adam, four players kind of a rest and hopefully they are all fit again for Tuesday and we will make decisions.”

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Liverpool to visit China next summer, but no Asian pre-season tour

ThisIsAnfield.com - Mon, 12/09/2019 - 09:01

Liverpool’s visit to Asia next summer will consist of just one match in China and not a full pre-season tour, it is reported.


The Reds didn’t visit the continent last summer, with Jurgen Klopp having been disappointed after the trip to Hong Kong in 2017 was beset by problems due to waterlogged pitches.

That meant Klopp requested a return to America last summer, rather than alternating between heading west and east as has been the norm for the club over recent history.

So with a new kit deal with Nike also in the pipeline and their massive distribution in Asia, the club decided to grant Klopp’s wish and delay their return to the continent.

It’s now reported, by the Athletic‘s David Ornstein, that Liverpool will only play one game though rather than a full pre-season ‘tour’.

Klopp is said to be keen to ensure most of the pre-season is spent in Europe, and owners FSG are to grant that wish.

Liverpool have spent increasingly less time on vast pre-season tours under Klopp, with training camps instead taking place in Europe, including in Germany and France in the last two summers.

That could mean taking part in the Audi Cup in Munich, as the Reds did in summer 2017, basing themselves at nearby Rottach-Egern.

What’s pleasing is to see the owners and decision-makers at the club put football before business decisions and granting Klopp these wishes, however disappointing that may be for fans in Asia.

 Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp arrives with his team at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Kowloon, Hong Kong, ahead of the Premier League Asia Trophy 2017. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Speaking in Hong Kong after monsoon-like conditions had greeted the players on their arrival, Klopp said: “I’m a football manager, I’m interested in the game, I’m interested in the quality of the game and different things have influence on the quality.”

The Reds played two games in the PL Asia Cup, on a pitch that then-Sunderland boss Paulo di Canio had described as a “killer pitch” and had seen Jan Vertonghen suffer ankle ligament damage in waterlogged conditions.

Liverpool also played in torrential rain against a Thai All-Stars side in 2015 in Bangkok.

As things stand, Liverpool cannot launch their new Nike kits until after June 30, due to the New Balance deal not ending until then, so a launch of a kit in China seems highly likely.

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