Liverpool moved on from the VAR controversy at Tottenham to register a comfortable 2-0 Europa League win over Union Saint-Gilloise at Anfield.
While Jurgen Klopp chose to rest a host of players, opportunities were handed to others as the Reds boss rotates between domestic and European competitions.
Mersey Sport Live’s Cameron Mowat was at Anfield to see Ryan Gravenberch and Diogo Jota secure three more points to keep Liverpool top of Group E.
Should Gravenberch be starting for Liverpool more often?
Ryan Gravenberch hasn’t featured much this season, limited to just 24 minutes in the league so far. However, he absolutely ran the show against Union SG, adding his first Liverpool goal to cap off his classy performance. With the international break looming and suspension for Curtis Jones, Klopp must be looking at the summer signing to step up after calling him “technically incredible” here. Is he deserving of a start against Brighton on Sunday?
Are Liverpool favourites for the Europa League?
Most people would have been looking to an English side as favourites before the tournament, and with both Liverpool and West Ham winning both games, they must both be emerging as clear favourites. Unbeaten teams like Bayer Leverkusen and Roma, with Jose Mourinho at the helm, must also fancy their chances. However, with the strength in depth and overall quality of players Liverpool possess, is there any team that can deny them a charge for the trophy?
Does Jurgen Klopp have a selection crisis on his hands?
As well as the impressive performances of Gravenberch and Wataru Endo, both Ibrahim Konate and Jarell Quansah were incredibly solid last night, limiting the Union front line to just two shots on target. With captain Virgil Van Dijk an almost guaranteed starter on the weekend, the question remains of who will take the space next to him, recently occupied by Joel Matip. Have either Konate or Quansah earned a start next to Van Dijk on Sunday?
Do Liverpool need to take their chances more?
Liverpool are known for scoring goals, even this season they have 16 league goals already. However, 19 shots against a side they would have expected to beat comfortably, only yielded two goals. While the heroics of Anthony Moris denied them on several occasions, Salah had an early chance he could have taken, Luis Diaz hit the post and Darwin Nunez missed an absolute sitter, as well as having a goal disallowed for offside. But will missing such chances cost them against more clinical opposition?
Can Union SG still get out the group?
Union SG currently sit third in the group on a single point from their draw against Toulouse. However, as they showed at Anfield, they can be very solid at the back and goalkeeper Moris is more than capable of making a fantastic save or two. However, their front line is where the concern lies. Gustaf Nilsson had a couple of chances, but slipped when through on goal before getting a shot away and was kept rather quiet by young Quansah. Mohammed Amoura looked the more dangerous of the two, completing more dribbles of anyone, but failed to create a single chance. Can they find goals in their next games?