UEFA Champions League defending champions Liverpool will be determined to register their first win in Europe this season. Jurgen Klopp's boys play host to Austrian champions Red Bull Salzburg on October 3, 2019. The German coach cpuld field a strong starting XI at Anfield in order to avoid making it two losses from two games in the UCL. Here is the predicted starting line-up for both teams.
This Wednesday @LFC will debut the @RightToPlayIntl logo on the #UCL jersey.— LFC Foundation (@LFCFoundation) October 1, 2019
Right To Play are the #LFCFoundation’s Global Charity Partner, which brings together two leaders in the fields of sport & play to implement high-impact programmes that will benefit vulnerable children.
Liverpool could bank on fielding a strong XI at Anfield on Thursday as they host an unpredictable Red Bull Salzburg side. Klopp will miss out on the services Xherdan Shaqiri, Nathaniel Clyne and Joel Matip who are out with injury. Liverpool will have two former Salzburg players Sadio Mane and Naby Keita, who will play in front of the home crowd. Klopp will rely on the attacking trio of Mohammed Salah, Mane and Roberto Firmino for goals against the Austrian club.
Red Bull Salzburg started the season with a commanding 6-2 win over Genk a couple of weeks ago. Ahead of the Liverpool tie, Salzburg's primary concern is over young Danish striker Erling Haaland, who scored a hat-trick in the opening game. The youngster is likely to start even though he is rumoured to be ill. Marsch will be without the likes of Antoine Bernede and Alexander Walke who remain sidelined with injuries. There is some good news as Marin Pongracic and Hee-Chan Hwang both returned to the first team during Saturday's win over Austria Vienna.
Liverpool FC predicted line-up:
Adrian (GK), Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Virgil Van Dijk, Andrew Robertson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Fabinho, James Milner, Mohammed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane.
Red Bull Salzburg predicted line-up:
Cican Stankovic (GK), Rasmus Kristensen, Andre Ramalho, Maximilian Wober, Andreas Ulmer, Dominik Szoboszlai, Zlatko Junuzovic, Enock Mwepu, Takumi Minamino, Hee-chan Hwang, Sekou Koita.