After a 3-1 comeback against Wolverhampton in the Premier League. The Reds will kick-off their UEFA Europa League on Thursday, as LASK vs Liverpool will come into play at Raiffeisen Arena.
Apparently, Jurgen Klopp’s troops were kind of sloppy last season. As a result, they found themselves in the UEFA Europa League competition this campaign.
Both LASK and Liverpool are currently on fire in the 2023-2024 season. They are both unbeaten in their previous five matches in all competitions.
Despite signing a few players in the summer transfer window. The Reds have been unstoppable in all competitions this season, making waves in the Premier League.
Therefore, Jurgen Klopp’s men would want to continue their unbeaten streak. And they will face Thomas Sageder’s men with a high level of winning spirit.
LASK have never won any games against English sides. They have faced the English opposition four times in all competitions, claiming 3 defeats and one draw.
As a result, they wouldn’t hesitate to hurt Liverpool at Raiffeisen Arena on Thursday. Regardless, the two teams have enough reinforcements to face each other.
Surprisingly, the Black-Whites have lost just once in their previous 10 games. Of course, they would want to defend themselves at home on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Liverpool have never won the UEFA Europa League. They were able to win the trophy in 2016, but they lost 3-1 to Sevilla in Switzerland.
As regards LASK vs Liverpool head-to-head matches. They haven’t met each other in the world of football; their first meeting will be on Thursday.
The Reds have faced many Austrian sides, but they haven’t faced the Black-Whites. Which means it may be a long 90 minutes between the two sides at Raiffeisen Arena.
Liverpool are one of the most experienced teams in Europe’s top-5 leagues. They always dazzle outstandingly in the UEFA Champions League.
As a result, they are expected to go far in the UEFA Europa League this season. Therefore, Jurgen Klopp’s men would want to win over the Black-Whites on Thursday.
LASK vs Liverpool team news
Actually, Jurgen Klopp has a full squad to face the Black-Whites on Thursday. Therefore, he would definitely go all in for 3 points at Raiffeisen Arena.
However, Thiago Alcantara is still on the sidelines as a result of a hip injury. Also, Trent Alexander-Arnold will miss the UEFA Europa League game due to a muscle injury.
The English right-back sustained an injury during the previous international break. And he missed the Premier League game against Wolves last weekend.
Every other player is available for the European competition. However, Thiago and Alexander-Arnold are most likely to miss the game at Raiffeisen Arena on Thursday.
Unfortunately, Thomas Sageder of LASK will be without many players. At least, he will face the Reds without four of his first-team players in the UEFA Europa League.
Tobias Anselm will be on the sidelines because of a knee injury. The 23-year-old central-forward has been unavailable for LASK since the 2022-2023 campaign.
Thomas Sageder will miss Lenny Pintor on Thursday. The 23-year-old Frenchman has already missed four games for the club as a result of a muscle injury.
In addition, LASK will miss another striker, Adil Taoui, against the Reds at Raiffeisen Arena. His absence is a massive blow for Thomas Sageder’s side.
Phillipp Wiesinger will also be unavailable to face Liverpool. The Black-Whites will definitely miss him at the defense line, because of his defensive prowess.
LASK possible lineup (4-3-3)
Lawal; Luckeneder, Andrade, Ziereis, Bello; Horvath, Jovicic, Zulj; Flecker, Havel, Ljubicic.
Liverpool possible lineup (4-3-3)
Alisson; Gomez, Van Dijk, Konaté, Robertson; Mac Allister, Szoboszlai, Jones; Salah, Núñez, Díaz.
LASK vs Liverpool predictions
Thomas Sageder and Jurgen Klopp have been unstoppable in their previous five matches. Therefore, they will definitely go tough on each other on Thursday.
However, since the Black-Whites are still winless against English teams. They may struggle to win over the Reds, despite the fact that they are at home.
LASK vs Liverpool predictions may favor the Premier League side. Because they have enough experience to navigate themselves in European competitions.
The Reds made a massive 3-1 comeback against Wolverhampton on Saturday. Obviously, they would want to continue their unbeaten streak on Thursday.
LASK usually dazzles impressively in European competitions. However, it doesn’t look like they will be able to accommodate Liverpool’s threats at Raiffeisen Arena.
LASK 1-3 Liverpool
LASK vs Liverpool will kick-off at 17:45pm (BST) on Thursday at Raiffeisen Arena. The Reds should be on their way to Australia on Wednesday.