- Toulouse vs Liverpool will kick off at 2045EAT.
- A win in this game would see the Reds automatically qualify for the knockout stages
- Toulouse have lost their last three games going into the match.
Liverpool will be seeking to book their spot in the knockout stages of the 2023/24 UEFA Europa League campaign with two games remaining when they travel away to France to take on Toulouse at the Stadium Municipal on Thursday night.
A win in this game would see the Reds automatically qualify for the knockout stages. And if they claim victory and Union SG fail to win away to LASK, the Jurgen Klopp-coached side would be confirmed as group winners with two matches to spare and therefore avoid a knockout play-off round in February.
The Reds head into the clash riding high on confidence as they have beaten Toulouse in each of their three previous meetings, winning 4-0 and 5-1 at home, and at Thursday’s venue back in a 2007-08 Champions League third qualifying round match thanks to Andriy Voronin’s 43rd-minute goal.
Toulouse on the other hand are feeling the pinch of juggling between a congested fixture list after returning to Europe following a 14-year absence as they have won only three of their 14 games this season (D6, L5).
They head into the tie on the back of dismal form as they have lost their last three consecutive matches in all competitions.
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What time does Toulouse vs Liverpool start?
The Round 4 match in the Group E UEFA Europa League match will kick off at 8:45pm Kenyan time.
Toulouse vs Liverpool Team News
Hosts Toulouse are expected to miss the services of Morocco international Zakaria Aboukhlal, Ylies Aradj, Denis Genreau and Oliver Zanden who are all ruled out due to different injuries.
On the other hand, Liverpool, who will confirm a top-two finish in Group E with a win, are poised to rotate their squad with Luis Diaz in line to start.
Mohamed Salah is likely to be rested, along with Darwin Nunez, as Jurgen Klopp gives Cody Gakpo, Diaz and Ben Doak chances to impress in attack.
20-year-old Harvey Elliott will expect to partner Wataru Endo and Dominik Szoboszlai in midfield – the two summer signings scoring in the 5-1 victory over Toulouse last month – while another youngster in Jarell Quansah is expected to line up in defence alongside Joel Matip, with Virgil van Dijk ill.
Meanwhile, Ryan Gravenberch is missing with a small knee injury and Thiago Alcantara is expected to be out until the New Year. Fellow midfielder Curtis Jones skipped the 1-1 draw at Luton with a “minor fitness issue” and will not return before the international break.
Andy Robertson remains sidelined after shoulder surgery and Stefan Bajcetic is also still unavailable.
Toulouse vs Liverpool head-to-head
This will be Liverpool’s 150th game in this competition across its three guises: Fairs Cup, UEFA Cup and Europa League. They have won 81 so far.
It is also the club’s 450th match under Jürgen Klopp with 278 victories to date.
A win in this game would see the Reds qualify for the knockout stages. If they claim victory and Union SG fail to win away to LASK, Liverpool would be confirmed as group winners with two matches to spare and therefore avoid a knockout play-off round in February.
Liverpool have beaten Toulouse in each of their three previous meetings, winning 4-0 and 5-1 at home, and at Thursday’s venue in a 2007-08 Champions League third qualifying round match thanks to Andriy Voronin’s 43rd-minute goal.
Overall against French sides in France, the Reds have won five of 15 visits, with eight defeats and two draws.
Klopp has used 25 players in three Europa League games so far this season, with only Wataru Endo, Darwin Nunez, Harvey Elliott and Ryan Gravenberch starting all three. Only Elliott has played every minute of the campaign.
Toulouse vs Liverpool Current Form
Toulouse vs Liverpool Prediction
Liverpool have not been beaten by the hosts in the last three matches and are tipped to extend that run when they travel away to France.
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