Genk hunt for huge Anfield scalp


Liverpool take on Genk at Anfield in their fourth Champions League group stage game tomorrow night.

And with the Premier League side smashing the Belgians 4-1 at the Luminus Arena, it is Genk’s turn to visit the home of the European Champions.

Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and two screamers, especially a thunder strike from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, saw the Reds storm into a four goal lead. This was before Stephen Odey grabbed a consolation for Genk in the 88th minute.

Genk themselves haven’t proven too successful in their opening three matches. Losing heavily to both Liverpool and Salzburg, a trip to Anfield isn’t the most ideal fixture for the side in ocean blue. Their only point came at home to Group E leaders Napoli.

The Reds had endured a tough start to life as European Champions with a tough away-day in Naples followed by a comeback scare from an exciting young RB Salzburg side.

Team news

Liverpool could still be without Joel Matip, Xherdan Shaqiri and Nathaniel Clyne for the long-term, with Naby Keita and Mohamed Salah doubts for this game.

We expect to see rotation before the massive clash on Sunday as they take on champions Manchester City.

Genk should be clear with injuries, except ‘keeper Daniel Lukovic who suffered a damaged achilles tendon in February.

Klopp maintains focus on Genk

“You can say the words ‘Manchester City’, I only don’t think about them at the moment – why should I? That’s no problem.

“I don’t have to [tell the boys]. The story the boys wrote in the last three years was only possible because we were always focused on the next game completely with all we have. Nobody thinks [about City]in this moment – and I don’t have to tell them because I know them. Nobody has to tell the boys City are on Sunday, tomorrow is Genk.”

Genk not at Anfield to ‘take photos’ – Felice Mazzu

“I brought everyone because I think it is a great moment for the club, for all the players, so my desire was that everyone is here,

“It is the moment to enjoy but not to be here to take photos. It is to give their life on the pitch and play the best football possible.

‘They play a big game against a big team perhaps for once in our life in a place like this. I know the results are not so good and the way we have played is not so good. I know it’s not an easy moment but I am calm. I don’t feel the pressure.

“We play against the best team in the world at the moment. I am sure the players’ mentality will be better tomorrow – and I hope the coach’s also.”


Liverpool won the only ever previous meeting between the two sides two weeks ago, by four goals to one.


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