It is LiVARpool once again as Liverpool FC caught a break from Video Assistant Referee on the weekend against reigning champions Manchester City. VAR giveth, and VAR taketh away, so we’ll see if the video version of the officiating is on the side of Mersey against Lask Linz on Thursday night. Maybe Liverpool’s catching a break against City is a karma make-up call from the Tottenham Hotspur disaster earlier this season.
If it were up to Jurgen Klopp and his side, they would take care of business here, in a manner where they wouldn’t have to worry about the referees.
Liverpool FC at LASK Linz FYIs
Kickoff: Thurs. Nov. 30, 8pm, Anfield, Liverpool, UK
Competition: UEFA Europa League Group E Matchday 5/6
Liverpool Preview Content: Team News Starting XI Prediction
Transatlantic Passage: How the Premier League Redefined Soccer in America: LINK
UEL Standing: Liverpool 1st, 9 pts LASK Linz 4th, 3 pts
Liverpool lost their last European match, so they’ll be extra motivated to get a real result here. Let’s take a look at what first team manager Jurgen Klopp might go with in his 4-3-3 formation first team.
Liverpool FC Starting XI Prediction at LASK Linz (UEL Group Stages)
Caoimhin Kelleher; Joe Gomez, Jarel Quansah, Virgil van Dijk, Kostas Tsimikas; Wataru Endo, Harvey Elliot, Ryan Gravenberch; Ben Doak, Darwin Nuñez, Cody Gakpo
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