Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(10) 3 Goals 11 (14)
(9) 4 Assists 6 (8)
(6.8) 6.9 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.6)
28 Average Age 29.8
181.5 Average Height (cm) 181.4
(1.4) 1.3 Shots pg 1.3 (1)
(62%) 60% Aerial Duel Success 49% (47%)
(1.2) 1.1 Dribbles pg 0.6 (0.6)
(1.8) 1.7 Tackles pg 1.8 (2)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Europa League Grp. A.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Lucas Leiva Out N/A
Fabio Borini Out 6.54
Martin Kelly Out N/A
Player Reason Status Rating
Joshua Simpson Out N/A
Ivan Benito Out N/A
Josef Martinez Out N/A
Jan Lecjaks Doubtful 6.6
Christoph Spycher Doubtful 4.8

Team News

  • Liverpool are likely to recall a number of first name stars for this key clash as they are currently level on points with their Swiss opponents, so the likes of Gerrard and Suarez should both start.
  • Lucas Leiva is nearing a comeback but won't be rushed back to action, though Jonjo Shelvey could be back in contention come Thursday.
  • Youngsters Sterling and Suso may both be rested, along with the in form Jose Enrique.
  • Josh Simpson, Josef Martinez and Ivan Benito remain long term doubts, though Christoph Spycher and Jan Lecjaks could be back available.
  • Dusan Veskovac has been favoured over Finnish centre back Juhani Ojala of late and should keep his place alongside Alain Nef.
  • Mario Raimondi is suspended having picked up three yellow cards in the competition, while Costanzo and Veskovac are one booking away from a ban

Prediction

  • This is likely to be one of the most intriguing encounters of the round, with the standings in group A incredibly close, with bottom club Udinese just three points off group leaders Anzhi.
  • Liverpool know that a win here will see them finish above Young Boys no matter what happens in the final round of fixtures to put them in a great position to qualify from the group, with anything less meaning that they will need some sort of a result in Udine.
  • A draw would not really be a great result for either side, so both will be out to win this one which should lead to a glut of goals as in the reverse fixture, when the Reds ran out 3-5 winners in Switzerland.
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