Could Red Bull Salzburg and Erling Braut Håland knock out defending champion Liverpool?
Back in June, Liverpool were observing picking up their sixth Champions League trophy in Madrid. Back in December the competition could be exited by the champion in the group stages should things go at Austria.
Red Bull Salzburg — who have turned a few heads in this season’s competition — endure between Liverpool and Champions League misery.
The Austrian team is currently taking part and with one game and faking for the last 16.
Liverpool goes into the Red Bull Arena on December 10 knowing a draw is sufficient to progress. Technically, a reduction would not necessarily imply curtains too but the Reds would be relying on a slip up from Napoli.
Do not hold your breath, the club face Genk, who are struggling at the bottom of Group E. and have picked up a solitary single point
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Underdogs with a weapon
Apart this year has been tearing their national league — they are still unbeaten — with scored 58 goals in 15 games.
Led by a mentor seeking to modify stereotypes surrounding Americans in management and the picture, the side have seemed impressive in their Champions League matches this year.
“I do not only wish to be some American guy seeking to trainer. I wish to try to really embody so much more than that,” Salzburg trainer Jesse Marsch lately told Sport.
Salzburg has provided plenty of evidence to indicate Marsch’s team can lead to an upset against Liverpool.
Salzburg drew 1-1 away from home against Napoli the same scoreline Liverpool mustered at home on Wednesday night from the Italians.
Earlier in the effort, Salzburg was 3-1 down until the break to Liverpool at Anfield — only for an inspiring (and slightly explicit) halftime speak — to advocate the Austrian group on to a 4-3 fightback.
That speech has helped bolster the picture of Marsch and Salzburg this season and has gone viral.
On top of that, Salzburg has. Erling the goal of Braut H??land against Genk left him the first teen ever to score in five consecutive league matches.
He has scored 23 goals in 19 appearances this year — in the Champions League along with the top flight — and can be catching the eye of teams across Europe. Just Bayern Munich’ sRobert Lewandowski, with 10 goals, has scored more than H??land’s eight at the Champions League this season.
Can H??land cause heartache for Liverpool come December 10?
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December may be a defining month for the team a title they have not won previously. Liverpool last won British football name in 1990.
Jurgen Klopp’s aspect may play with nine matches in December at a bumper blend of Champions League, Club World Cup along with English Premier League fixtures.
So it might have achieved with a group stage game in the Champions League.
December is a month when injury and participant fatigue can violate a team.
In the match with Napoli of Liverpool, they lost midfielder Fabinho. He has been especially influential this season scoring a significant target against rival Manchester City.
Klopp seemed uncertain, when contested the seriousness of the accident of Fabino.
“It is still early and we hope it is not too serious,” Klopp said. “But it is fairly painful in a place you do not wish to have pain around the ankle. . .we need to view, it’s an unfortunate circumstance.”
There was yet another minute in the lead up to the purpose, which likely sent shivers down the spines of all Liverpudlians a knock on Virgil van Dijk, which mercifully he ran away of Napoli.
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But questions will probably be requested of the group needs to players like Salah, Van Dijk, Mane and Firmino pick up an accident — particularly along the manner.
December will be critical for Liverpool. It could be a Christmas cracker to get a team that is handling to face challenges from all possible directions. Or could the wheels drop off this Christmas?