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Liverpool - KRC Genk
Champions League - 5 November 2019
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FT: Liverpool 2-1 Genk. The Ox wins it for the Reds after Samatta had cancelled out Wijnaldum's opener.
Three minutes added.
- OffDivock OrigiLiverpool
- OnRoberto FirminoLiverpool
LIVERPOOL CHANGE: Origi off, Firmino on.
Really nervy from Liverpool. Alisson is forced to fist a driven, low cross away from a crowded area. The follow-up is lashed way over the top but the home side's defending was suspect once more there.
- OffPatrik HrošovskýKRC Genk
- OnTheo BongondaKRC Genk
GENK CHANGE: Bongonda on for Hrosovsky.
- OffCasper de NorreKRC Genk
- OnPaul OnuachuKRC Genk
GENK CHANGE: Onuachu on for de Norre.
Casper de Norre cautioned for dissent.
SAVE! Bryan Heynen is left in acres on the left of the area and forces a smart save out of Alisson. Liverpool looking shaky at times in defence.
This is so low-key. Liverpool will have to be careful late on here.
Still one apiece in Naples.
No real urgency to Liverpool's play as the clock ticks down.
Mane is on to feature in the 50th European game of his career. Can he mark it with a goal?
- OffAlex Oxlade-ChamberlainLiverpool
- OnSadio ManéLiverpool
LIVERPOOL CHANGE: Mane on for the Ox.
- OffNaby KeïtaLiverpool
- OnAndrew RobertsonLiverpool
LIVERPOOL CHANGE: Keita off, Robertson on.
This half mirroring the first. Liverpool well on top early on, but Genk showing signs of improvement.
Liverpool well on top, but Genk showing enough when they so try to counter to suggest they could make it nervy if the hosts don't kill the game soon.
STAT: Liverpool have failed to score in only one of their 19 games this season - the 0-2 defeat at Napoli in Matchday One.
- OffJunya ItoKRC Genk
- OnDieumerci NdongalaKRC Genk
GENK CHANGE: Ito off, Dieumerci Ndongala on.
TAA dummies the right foot effort from the edge of the box before rifling over the top on his left.
As it stands in Group E: Liverpool 9pts, Napoli 8pts, Salzburg 4pts, Genk 1.
More slick play from Liverpool opens up Genk once more, but Wijnaldum sees his poked attempt blocked by a desperate lunge.
Dewaest meets a deep Genk free kick but his header doesn't trouble Alisson. No flag when he was clearly offside.
Salah cuts past his man 16 yards out and takes aim with his left foot - but he scuffs his shot and it's straight at the keeper.
VIDEO: The Ox does it again versus Genk.
Normal service resumed? The Kop springs into life and so do the players. TAA and Origi combine to feed Wijnaldum, who can't quite Salah for the finish.
- GoalAlex Oxlade-ChamberlainLiverpool
GOAL! Oxlade-Chamberlain restores the home side's lead with a smart turn and finish after clever play from Salah.
Supreme defending from TAA to thwart Heynen as he looked to convert Berge's cut back from the right. Liverpool caught out at the back once more.
Origi curves a low 20-yarder towards the far corner but Coucke pushes it safety before gathering it at the second attempt.
Mane and Firmino amongst those warming up for Liverpool. Will Klopp need to call upon them?
TAA whips a trademark ball in-behind the Genk defence, but it's just too far in front of Salah.
Make that 19....
- 2nd Half
KICK OFF! Liverpool restart the contest needing to step it up a gear or two if they are to pick up an important win in this pool.
- End of 1st Half
Van Dijk flicks a header wide after Genk failed to completely clear a left-wing corner - and that's half time.
HT: Liverpool 1-1 Genk.
One minute added. Meanwhile, Napoli are level at home to Salzburg.
That's a poor finish from Origi. The Belgian forward drags his low strike off target after being fed by Keita inside the area.
Genk have their tails up. Heynen finds space 22 yards out and drills a low effort just wide of Alisson's right-hand post.
Liverpool guilty of complacency there. Samatta snares his eighth of the season and will always remember that thumping header at the Kop end.
- GoalMbwana SamattaKRC Genk
GOAL! Mbwana Samatta catches Liverpool cold with a bullet near post header from a wicked left-wing corner.
Van Dijk miscues again from a right-wing corner before Keita arrows a drive well wide.
STAT: Salah has scored 12 European Cup/Champions League goals at Anfield - only Steven Gerrard has more with 18. Salah's tally has come in just 13 appearances.
Milner fizzes a low pass into Salah, who takes it on the burst in the box before flashing a low shot across the face of goal.
The Ox hits the deck after being caught in full flow. He clutches his ankle with a pained expression and is now trying to run it off.
Joakim Maehle offers support on a rare Genk foray forward. He charges to the right byline and digs out a decent cross, but there is no-one in the box near enough to make Alisson's life difficult. Solid hands from the keeper.
The Ox twists and turns 25 yards from goal. He looks set to let fly but opts for one shimmy too many and sees his shot blocked.
Genk offering very little going forward. Liverpool totally dominant without really carving out chances at will either.
DID YOU KNOW? Liverpool are unbeaten in the last 39 league and cup games (36 wins, 3 draws) when notching the first goal. The last time they lost after opening the scoring was versus Chelsea at Anfield in the League Cup last term.
PHOTO: Dutch delight.
Almost two. Keita pulls the trigger from the left side of the box but sees his shot blocked by Coucke.
Dewaest with an important header clear from TAA's teasing free kick centre.
- Yellow cardJhon LucumiKRC Genk
Lucumi booked for hauling down Salah.
Milner's first-time 20-yard shot from Origi's chest-down is routine for Coucke.
Liverpool have scored four goals in their last two home European ties. Can they make it a third in a row? The last time they managed such a feat was back in 1991-92 when they put six past Kuusysi Lahti in the UEFA Cup, having netted four against both Panathinaikos and Austria Vienna in the 1984-85 European Cup (gap due to ban).
As it stands: Liverpool 9 pts, Napoli 7, Salzburg 6, Genk 1.
- GoalGeorginio WijnaldumLiverpool
GOAL! Wijnaldum hooks a clever finish into the roof of the net from close-range after Genk had failed to deal with Milner's driven cross from the left.
Elsewhere in the group, Salzburg have taken an early lead at Napoli.
DID YOU KNOW? This is only the second time Liverpool have met a Belgian team in the group stage of the CL. The first occasion saw them win home and away against Anderlecht in the 2005-06 campaign.
Trent Alexander Arnold drags a right-wing corner back towards van Dijk, who has peeled off the near post 10 yards from goal, but the big defender's effort comes off his knee and flies harmlessly wide.
Wijnaldum fires a right-wing delivery towards Origi, but the Dutchman's radar is slightly off and Coucke is able to race off his line and gather.
Liverpool with almost all of the ball, but no moments of note as of yet.
DID YOU KNOW? This is Genk's second trip to England. They will be hoping to avoid a similar to fate to their first, when they went down 5-0 at Chelsea in the 2011-12 Champions League group stage.
LFC v Belgian opposition: This is Liverpool's 15th match against a side from Belgium. The Reds have won 11 and lost just once. That loss came in the 1978 Super Cup. At Anfield, the Merseysiders have a perfect record, winning all six encounters.
- 1st Half
KICK OFF! Genk get this Champions League Group E clash underway and will attack the Kop end in the first half.
Who will provide the 'spark' for Liverpool tonight? Will there be fireworks in attack? #Bonfirenightpuns *gets coat.
FORTRESS ANFIELD: Liverpool have lost just once in their last 28 at home in Europe. Indeed, the Merseysiders have kept 12 shut outs in their previous 18 European games in L4.
Sander Berge, Genk midfielder: "This is a big dream, playing against the best team in the world. Anfield is something special. We are going to enjoy it, but we also want to do better than the last games. We have a responsibility for the fans who travel with us."
STAT: Liverpool have yet to keep a clean sheet at Anfield in seven games so far this campaign.
Felice Mazzu, Genk coach: "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 – and I hope the coach’s also."
Klopp: "We have big ambitions in the Champions League and it's an open group. We have to be 100 per cent spot on, we have to make an atmosphere, get these points. For the people at Anfield, we need to focus on this match, same as the players. I don't doubt my players at all, I would feel a bit embarrassed if I had to tell them, 'Don't think about Man City already'."
Some breaking news in the past couple of hours relating to Liverpool and what looks like being a very congested December for the European champions.
Jurgen Klopp insisted Liverpool are solely focused on Genk - but with six changes from the side that beat Aston Villa at the weekend, there's no doubt one eye is on Sunday's top-of-the-table clash with Man City. Joe Gomez, James Milner, Fabinho, Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Divock Origi all come in with Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Andy Robertson notable names on the bench.
CONFIRMED TEAMS - LIVERPOOL: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Milner, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Keita, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Salah, Origi... Subs: Adrian, Lovren, Firmino, Mane, Lallana, Robertson, Jones. /// GENK: Coucke, Cuesta, Dewaest, Lucumi, Maehle, Heynen, Berge, Hrosovsky, De Norre, Ito, Samatta... Subs: Wouters, Onuachu, Piotrowski, Hagi, Vandevoordt, Bongonda, Ndongala.
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