Liverpool FC Team News at Genk (Champions League): Salah, Shaqiri, Clyne

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Liverpool dropped their first points of the season, domestically, in a 1-1 draw with Manchester United yesterday that probably felt like a loss for them and a win for United. There isn’t much time to think about it though, as they’ll return to action in midweek against Genk in UEFA Champions League group stage action.

The reigning UCL holders are currently second in group E, by virtue of tie-breaker, due to their win over RB Salzburg. Both the Reds and the Austrian side have taken three points thus far from the competition. As for Genk, they have only acquired a single point thus far in group stage action, and currently sit at the bottom of the table.

Let’s take a look at the team news as Liverpool venture to Koninklijk Racing Club Genk, commonly known as KRC Genk, Racing Genk or simply Genk on Wednesday night.

High flying forward Mohamed Salah sat out the draw on Sunday, due to an ankle injury, but could return to action in this game. However, he could just as easily be rested for the weekend league fixture against Tottenham Hotspur.

Nathaniel Clyne and Xherdan Shaqiri remain out as long term injury absentees.

Flipping over to Genk, the reigning Belgian champions have lost just once at home so far this season, winning five and drawing one. Overall however, it’s been a disappointing season as they are currently sixth in the domestic table. They are likely to be without the services of goalkeeper Danny Vukovic and defender Neto Borges, who are out injured.

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Liverpool at Genk UEFA Champions League Group Stage FYIs

Wednesday October 22, 8pm, Cristal Arena

Liverpool Starting XI Prediction: go to this link

Liverpool Press Conference Video, Quotes: coming tomorrow

Google Result Probability: Liverpool win 73%, Genk win 17%, Draw 10%

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