Champions League: Liverpool in danger of early exit

Reigning Champions Liverpool could face early exit in the UEFA Champions League tonight if they fall to Red Bull Salzburg at the Red Bull Arena.

For Liverpool to proceed into the next round of the competition they must pick at least a point or the maximum three points in tonight encounter.

Jurgen Klopp's side will be playing away from Anfield and the game is as important as the final of the Uefa Champions League, a defeat will put Liverpool in danger of being eliminated in the group stage of the competition. The game is also the final group game for Liverpool and Red Bull Salzburg.
Liverpool currently top Group E with 10 points after 5 games and keenly followed by Napoli and Red Bull Salzburg who have 9 and 7 points respectively, while Genk are in the bottom with just 1 point. A win for Napoli will take them to 12 points, while a draw will take them to 10 points, both Liverpool and Napoli currently have 3 goals talking about goal difference. On the other hand a victory for Red Bull Salzburg will take them to 10 points and currently have the edge in terms of goal difference, this will automatically confirm Liverpool exit and moreover if Napoli beat Genk or played draw with a lot of goals.

Liverpool must go for victory or draw to avoid early exit. The match will kickoff by 18:55 today (West Africa Standard Time) at the Red Bull Arena in Salzburg.

By Oladele Emmanuel

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