Liverpool head into match week five at the top of the group in the Europa League. They only need to avoid defeat against LASK under the lights at Anfield to qualify for the knockout stages.
Jurgen Klopp’s men go into the game with two new injuries. Both Alisson Becker and Diogo Jota are out for a few weeks having picked up injuries during the 1-1 draw with Manchester City last Saturday.
Klopp confirmed that Caoimhin Kelleher would have played tonight regardless of Alisson’s fitness. Meanwhile, Jota’s absence means there is an opening for either Luis Diaz or Cody Gakpo to start in Klopp’s front line.
The Reds head into this fixture on nine points at the top of group E, two points ahead of Toulouse, who controversially beat the Merseysiders in their last match.
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Will Jarell Quansah start and impress again?
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Jarell Quansah has made an impressive start to the season. He has started a few games and made several appearances off the bench. He was denied his first senior Liverpool goal against Toulouse.
The youngster’s late equaliser was controversially ruled out after Alexis Mac Allister was adjudged to have handled the ball in the build-up. He kept a clean sheet in his last game for England’s Under 21s as they beat Northern Ireland 3-0.
Will he get the chance to show his quality again in a crucial fixture on home turf tonight?
Will Kelleher live up to Klopp’s expectations?
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With Liverpool’s first choice goalkeeper Alisson injured for at least the next three games, it will be up to the Irishman to step up and make the big saves.
Kelleher is set to be named as the Reds keeper in the Brazilian’s absence.
It’s all to play for tonight but Klopp expects the fans to “make a special night of it” as Anfield prepares for another round in its illustrious European history.