Liverpool’s 1-1 draw at home to Napoli last night means that there is still work to do for the Reds if they are to advance from their Champions League group.
That result, combined with Red Bull Salzburg’s 4-1 win away to Genk, leaves Jurgen Klopp’s team top of Group E but only one point ahead of Napoli and three ahead of the Austrians, who provide the opposition on the final matchday on December 10th. [via UEFA.com]
A draw in Salzburg would be enough for the Reds to reach the knockout stage but, having eked out a 4-3 home win over Jesse Marsch’s side in October, a low-scoring one-goal loss or a greater margin of defeat would knock Liverpool out unless Napoli lose at home to already-eliminated Genk (as per UEFA.com).
Salzburg came back from 3-0 down to draw level at Anfield before Mohamed Salah eventually won it for Liverpool (as per UEFA.com), while the Austrian club have scored 16 goals in their five group matches to date, with eight of those coming from the tournament’s second-top goalscorer Erling Haaland.
After failing to book their passage to the knockout stage last night, these Liverpool fans on Twitter aren’t hugely confident of getting the job done in Austria:
Already getting the sweats about the Salzburg game. They're going to absolutely tear into us. Which should play into our hands. But it's going to be one heck of a test.
— Chris Hewitt (@ChrisHewittLFC) November 28, 2019
Play like this against Salzburg and we won’t even get a decent result. These performances are getting more and more worrying as we go further along.
— Dean Foley (@DeanFoley16) November 27, 2019
We just cant qualify before some drama in the last game.That one in Salzburg is gonna be nerve wrecking you just know it 😖 #LFC
— vikas (@_vikasrathee) November 27, 2019
Salzburg have scored 36 goals at home in the league & 8 goals in their 2 home CL games. We’re not keeping clean sheets & our away CL form isn’t great. What a test that will be. #LFC
— Bobby (@InnerSpeakerss) November 27, 2019
Not confident we’ll win in Salzburg. A draw is enough to get through but if Klopp goes for his usual midfield that he chooses in the group stages away from home then I’m not even certain we’ll manage that. 😅 #LFC
— Liam Bushby (@LiamJB92) November 27, 2019
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