Liverpool welcomes Union SG to Anfield for a Europa League group-stage matchup on Thursday night as they look to rebound from their contentious Premier League loss the previous weekend. After defeating LASK Linz 3-1 in game one, the Reds are currently in first place in Group E, while their Belgian counterparts drew 1-1 with Toulouse in their opening group match.
Liverpool vs Union SG
After eight consecutive years of Champions League participation, Liverpool has made its return to the second-tier UEFA tournament, a place they haven’t been since the 2015-16 season, when they reached the final but were halted by the Spanish team Sevilla. The Jurgen Klopp team is heavily favored to win this title, which they have already won three times.
Their most recent victory came in the memorable 2001 final, when they defeated Deportivo Alaves 5-3 in extra time. The Reds returned to the Europa League in impressive fashion, outlasting Austrian team LASK Linz 3-1 after coming from behind.
Even though it has been a while since Union SG ruled Belgian football, it appears that the club is gradually beginning to hint at its return to past greatness, both domestically and on the international stage. Les Unionistes comfortably made it out of the Europa League group stage during the 2022–23 season, but Bayer Leverkusen of the Bundesliga eliminated them in the quarterfinals.
The Saint-Gilloise club’s European journey began with a 1-1 draw against Toulouse, who shocked everyone by winning the Coupe de France last year. The club will now like its chances of moving on to the knockout stage once more.
The Reds suffered their first loss of the season over the weekend against Tottenham after a stellar start to the campaign that included seven straight triumphs in all competitions following their 1-1 draw with Chelsea on the Premier League’s opening day.
Although Liverpool lost unfairly, particularly when VAR disallowed Diaz’s score. This setback shouldn’t have a huge impact on their confidence. Klopp’s team will have the ideal chance to revive their joyful spirits against Union SG during the midweek action at Anfield.
It’s true that Les Unionistes shouldn’t be taken lightly, especially in light of their impressive recent results on the domestic front. Even if Jurgen Klopp decides to mix things up in the starting XI. It’s hard to predict anything other than a simple win for the home club. Liverpool’s offensive prowess is apparent, as evidenced by the fact that they have scored three goals or more in five of their previous six competitive games.
Additionally, the Reds are unbeatable at Anfield, at least for the time being. They have won each of their first four matches by a margin of at least two goals, and another great performance from them is expected. There is absolutely no question that Liverpool will win today with ease, given the vast disparity in talent and attacking ability.
Tip: Liverpool to Win / Over 2.5 Goals
Liverpool to win – ✅
Over 2.5 Goals – ❌
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