LIV vs GEN Dream11 : Tricky test awaits Liverpool today as they look to banish their qualms of away matches.
Finally halted in the Premier League at the weekend as Liverpool ended up on the side of a result which was not a win for the first time in nine gameweeks, Liverpool will be looking to make amends for their drab attacking display. In what was an uncharacteristic attacking display from the side, they ended up paying the cost of being drab and scruffy in the first half, managing to squirm their way only to a 1-1 draw against Manchester United.
And as the side step back out in the middle come today in the Champions League, they know another stern test awaits them when go at loggerheads against Genk. Currently in third place in Group E, Liverpool’s 2-0 defeat to Napoli is yet to be overturned by the side, yet another away from home defeat in the glistening tournamnet which makes today’s clash a precarious one for them.
“We don’t rely on home games or whatever,” said Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp in relation to his side’ dwindling form away from home. “Obviously we like to say European nights at Anfield are really special but other teams can make a special atmosphere as well. We know we have to improve and we’ll try again and again and again until it works out. “
With Genk well aware of Liverpool’s predicament when going away from home in the Champions League, the side will be looking to make the most of the ruckus Liverpool find themselves embroiled in over the course of the last two season. They sit in last place currently with just the one draw from two matches but if they can have a real go at Liverpool, the might be able to pull off a sensational result.
Elsewhere, Liverpool will be looking to make it two wins on the bounce and strengthen their position of making it into the ensuing round in a group which could become tricky for them if they fail to amass the three points today. They might enter this one as overwhelming favourites but the club will be well aware that they can’t treat Genk with disdain, a match which should see them approach it with caution and tentatively, trying to understand how Genk come at them before opening up today.
Probable Playing 11
- Antonio Rudiger, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Emerson Palmeiri will all be missing this clash for the visitors due to their prevelant injury problems.
Coucke (GK), Maehle, Lucumi, Dewaest, Uronen, Heynen, Hagi, Berge, Ito, Samatta, Bongonda
Alisson (GK), Gomez, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson, Milner, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Mane
Champions League 2019-20
Match: Genk Vs Liverpool Group E
Date And Time: 24th October, Thursday- 12:30am IST
Venue: KRC Genk Arena, Genk
Where To Watch: Sony Ten 1/HD
- Coucke, Dewaest, Samatta, Bongonda
- Alisson, Milner, Salah, Firmino
Top Goal Scorer
LIV vs GEN Dream11 Goal-Keeper
With Liverpool’s Alison Becker back for his side, the shot stopper comes into our side as well. Liverpool have been shambolic in the tournamnet till now, shipping in the five goals till now but today they are up against a side who have crafted together just two goals, giving the visiting side a chance to pull off a cleansheet in this one.
LIV vs GEN Dream11 Defenders
Althouhg Liverpool are massively depleted in their backline today with Joel Matip and Trent Alexander-Arnold both out of this clash, the side look the way likelier side to pull off a shut down in this one. Genk have been uninspiring and bleak in their attacking sorties, a side which has clearly been caught bereft of ideas of how to obliterate defensive setups.
This sees us bring in a partnership form Liverpool, one constituting of leftback Andrew Robertson who got an assist at the weekend along with Joe Gomez while we have the one pick come in from the home side as well in the form of Joakim Maehle.
LIV vs GEN Dream11 Midfielders
Mohamed Salah is back fit for his side, recovering from an injury which kept him out of the side’s bygone tie and should be immediately roped in by Klopp into the playing 11 for today. He comes into our side along with Sadio Mane with Genk having shipped past them 6 goals, something which should see this duo jubilantly rejoice at the quality of defence they take on today.
We are also getting James Milner from the side while with Liverpool way too prone to letting in a goal as well, we have gotten in the sublime duo of Sander Berge and Theo Bongonda from the opposition.
LIV vs GEN Dream11 Strikers
Ever since the start of the season, Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino has deserved all the plaudits for his football with the striker all too willing to step back and act as the link up between Mohamed Salah and Mane. He’s been the missing link of Liverpool’s attacking plays, seeing us get him in for this one while our one player from Genk comes in the form of Mbwana Samatta.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Salah is our captain for this one while we are making Mane the vice-captain.
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