The Russian club could leapfrog Jürgen Klopp’s men with a shock win at Anfield, which would hand the Spanish side a chance to knock the Reds out of the competition if they win at Maribor.
A draw would be enough for the Merseyside club, but with the way they have been playing of late, Liverpool will probably find it easier to go for the win than play conservatively.
Liverpool Team News
Joël Matip – Out (thigh)
Adam Lallana – Out (thigh)
Marko Grujic – Out (hand)
Liverpool’s Recent Form
West Ham 1-4 Liverpool
Liverpool 3-0 Southampton
Sevilla 3-3 Liverpool (Champions League)
Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea
Stoke City 0-3 Liverpool
Brighton 1-5 Liverpool
Liverpool’s key stats
- Only Real Madrid have managed as many shots per game than Liverpool’s 20.4
- Liverpool are winning 60 per cent of their aerial battles, ranking than fifth among Champions League clubs
- With three assists, Alberto Moreno has as many assists as Ricardo Quaresma and Kevin De Bruyne after five games
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