Salzburg faces Liverpool
Liverpool are playing for winning the group. Just one round before the end the Reds have one point advantage in front of the second Napoli. This means that if they win in Austria on Tuesday they will guarantee themselves the first place in the group.
When these two teams met at the Anfield in October it was a marvelous game. The Reds won it, but it was not easy. Salzburg scored three goals on English soil, but Liverpool still won the game with 4-3.
In their last match in this group Liverpool hosted Napoli, but they didn’t win and the game ended with a 1-1 draw.
During the weekend Liverpool once again showed their impressive quality in the Premier League. Jurgen Klopp’s boys paid a visit to AFC Bournemouth and celebrated an easy 3-0 win. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Naby Keita and Mohamed Salah scored for the Premier League leaders. It was just another excellent game by Klopp’s team.
Meanwhile Salzburg guaranteed themselves at least the third place in the group, but on theory they can even finish second. Right now the Austrian champion is third in the standings with 7 points, but just two points behind Napoli. In the same time the Italian team will host Genk at the San Paolo.
Salzburg guaranteed them at least the third place in the previous round when they travelled to Belgium and punished Genk with 4-1. Daka, Minamino, Hee-Chan and Haland scored for Jesse Marsch’s team. Even if they don’t progress to the 1/8-finals, Salzburg can be happy with their performance in the Champions League this season. They are the team with the most goals scored in this group so far – 16.
That’s our preview for the Champions League fixture between Salzburg and Liverpool on Tuesday. Can the Reds win this group officially? Let’s see.