Liverpool vs LASK betting tips: Europa League preview, predictions, team news and odds

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Liverpool vs LASK

November 30, 2023

8:00 pm GMT

Liverpool vs LASK match preview

Liverpool have, for the more part, found the UEFA Europa League all too easy this season, so could rubber stamp top spot with a game still to play should they claim victory here.

The Reds began this campaign with three wins out of three, including coming from a goal down in Linz back on matchday one, with Darwin Núñez, Luis Díaz and Mohamed Salah all on target that night.

Jürgen Klopp’s team would’ve wrapped up first place with two to spare if they had won on matchday four but, instead, were on the wrong end of a shock 3-2 defeat at Stadium de Toulouse.

Jarell Quansah seeing a 97th minute equaliser disallowed by VAR in Southern France for a non-existent handball that occurred along time before the goal was scored.

Nevertheless, Liverpool are still two points clear at the top of Group E, and have a better head-to-head than Toulouse, so will be confirmed as group winners if they win and les Violets do not simultaneously.

At the weekend, Trent Alexander-Arnold’s late strike held Manchester City to a 1-1 draw at the Etihad, maintaining the one-point gap between the two, and fuelling belief that the Reds are in the title race.

With a very busy domestic fixture list to come, Klopp will be desperate to get first place sown up here.

LASK meantime, in complete contrast to their hosts, lost their first three in this group, before battering Royale Union Saint-Gilloise 3-0 last time out.

Sascha Horvath, Maksym Talovyerov and Robert Žulj all scoring at Raiffeisen Arena.

Nevertheless, Thomas Sageder’s side are still bottom of this group, and will guaranteed to finish last if they lose on Merseyside and Union SG win elsewhere.

Die Schwarz-Weißen have become European regulars in recent seasons, with this their fourth group phase appearance in five years.

Their best run came in 2019/20, reaching the round of 16 in this competition, eventually smashed 7-1 by Manchester United, the two legs played 146 days apart due to Covid-19.

Earlier this year, LASK opened a brand-new stadium and, having finished at least fifth in the Austrian Bundesliga for six successive seasons, look set to be a force for the foreseeable future.

Having said all of that, we expect Liverpool to cruise to victory at Anfield.

Liverpool team news

Jürgen Klopp confirmed on Wednesday that first-choice goalkeeper Alisson and Diogo Jota both suffered injuries at the weekend that will keep them out for a few weeks.

Caoimhín Kelleher was always likely to be donning the gloves here anyway, but the Ireland international will now also start against Fulham, Sheffield United, Crystal Palace and Union SG in the next fortnight.

Jarell Quansah, Wataru Endō and Ben Doak all also started in Toulouse three weeks ago, with a similarly rotated XI likely here.

At left-back, Kostas Tsimikas will continue to deputise for the injury Andy Robertson, while Ryan Gravenberch has scored in both Europa League home games so far.

LASK team news

Robert Žulj and Ivan Ljubić would both miss the clash with Toulouse next month if booked by referee Urs Schnyder.

The former Žulj is certainly the man to watch, having taken his tally to ten goals for the season against WSG Tirol on Saturday, including netting against HŠK Zrinjski Mostar and Royale Union Saint-Gilloise in Europe.

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Ben Gray

Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".