A home tie against Belgian side Union Saint-Gilloise awaits us in the Europa League on Thursday.
Our opponents current sit 3rd after 8 games in the Belgian Pro League behind KAA Gent and Anderlecht. Winning their last 2 league games. They play 14th placed Sporting De Charleroi at 12:30pm GMT today.
Notable player’s in their current squad include the brother of very our Alexis Mac Allister - Kevin Mac Allister, who is a 26 year old defender. For those who follow the lower leagues, they also have 6ft 5 former Portsmouth defender Christian Burgess in their ranks, who is likely to start alongside Mac Allister as part of a back 3 at Anfield. This game is likely to be Burgess’s 100th game for the club.
Their current top scorer Dennis Eckert Ayensa, who has 7 goals in all competitions this season, is an injury doubt for this game, meaning we are likely to come up against Algerian striker Mohamed Amoura, who has 4 goals so far this season.
U S-G drew their first Europa League group game against French side Toulouse, going behind to a penalty just before half time. U S-G equalised in the 69th minute through Amoura, who mentioned above is likely to pose the biggest threat to our back line.
With regard to the line up for this game, both Jones and Jota are available as the suspensions from receiving red cards against Tottenham do not come into play in this tournament. I’m expecting a mixture of first teamers/squad players to start here. I’m also assuming Gakpo is injured and out for the foreseeable future:
Van Dijk (c)
After the frustration against Spurs I can see us thumping them here, I just have a feeling.
6-0 to the Reds
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