LASK Linz v Liverpool: UEFA Europa League Match,Team News,Goal Scorers and Stats

Date: 21-09-2023 6:38 am (2 months ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
- at 21-09-2023 06:38 AM (2 months ago)

Date: Thursday 21st September, 2023
Time: 5:45 pm
Stadium  Raiffeisen Arena
Referee   Marco Di Bello (Italy)
Goal Scorer:

A surfeit of injured LASK Linz players have not been included in Sageder's squad for the Europa League group stage, including Tobias Anselm, Yannis Letard and Adil Taoui, all three of whom are out with ACL problems.

Winger Lenny Pintor is also absent with a muscular problem, and on the back of a 17-goal season during the 2022-23 campaign, Japanese winger Keito Nakamura left to join the Reims revolution in France.

Roma loanee Ebrima Darboe - a 2021-22 Europa Conference League winner - was the hosts' marquee summer signing, but he has only played one game for the LASK reserve side owing to a lack of fitness and should not be thrown in from the start here.
LASK Linz possible starting lineup:
Lawal; Luckeneder, Ziereis, Andrade; Flecker, Jovicic, Horvath, Bello; Ljubicic, Zulj, Havel

As for Liverpool, captain Virgil van Dijk is now available for selection once more following a two-game domestic ban, but his lieutenant - Trent Alexander-Arnold - is still dealing with a hamstring problem and will not be ready in time for the trip to Austria.

Alexander-Arnold should begin working with the ball at his feet at some point this week, but Joe Gomez will likely hold the fort for now, while luckless midfielder Thiago Alcantara suffered a setback in his recovery from a hip problem before the international break and is set to miss out too.

A multitude of changes should be afoot for Klopp, who will consider a first start for summer signing Ryan Gravenberch, while the talented Ben Doak should be offered some minutes in attack as the Reds boss manages Mohamed Salah's fitness.
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Kelleher; Gomez, Quansah, Van Dijk, Tsimikas; Elliott, Endo, Gravenberch; Doak, Jota, Diaz
Prediction: LASK Linz 1-3 Liverpool

Posted: at 21-09-2023 06:38 AM (2 months ago) | Hero