Liverpool vs FC Salzburg Live :: Reigning Champions League winner Liverpool continues its cup journey on Wednesday as the Reds welcome American coach Jesse Marsch and Red Bull Salzburg to Anfield for Matchday 2. Liverpool is coming off of a 2-0 loss at Napoli in its opener but has maintained its perfect form in the Premier League. Red Bull Salzburg, meanwhile, hasn’t lost yet this season. The team is 8-1-0 in its league with nearly four goals scored per game, while they beat Genk 6-2 in their opener as Marsch became the first American to coach and win a UCL game.
Champions League: Liverpool vs. Red Bull Salzburg
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 2
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Location: Anfield (Liverpool, England)
TV channel: Galavision
Streaming: fuboTV (Try for free)
Odds: Liverpool -350 | Red Bull Salzburg +825 | Draw +500
Liverpool: The Reds just had one of those games where nothing seemed to go right and the ball just wouldn’t go in … until it did thanks to a goalkeeper blunder in the 1-0 win at Sheffield United this weekend. They’ll feel good about returning to their goal-scoring ways in this one against a defense that is strong but certainly beatable. Their opponent has conceded in five straight games, allowing two goals in three of them.
Red Bull Salzburg: This team is one of the more exciting teams to watch because of how many goals they score. The question is now, can they have that same type of success against the big boys? Marsch has this team playing with a ton of confidence and they truly believe they can go into Anfield and not just get a result like a draw, but they feel deep down that they can win. They aren’t going to play more defensive. They are going to, as Marsch told me, try to impose their will.
Champions League holders Liverpool will hope to bounce back from their opening Group E defeat to Napoli when they host Salzburg at Anfield tonight.
The Reds are heavy favourites to return to winning ways on the European stage, but Jurgen Klopp insists there is no room for complacency.
The visitors play a similar brand of football to Klopp’s Liverpool, while their 19-year-old striker Erling Haaland became the third-youngest player to net a Champions League hat-trick in their 6-2 win over Genk in their opening group game.
Having begun their Champions League season with defeat in Naples, Liverpool are looking to get back on track as they look to defend their crown.
Salzburg are their opponents, with the Austrians travelling to Anfield on the back of an excellent Champions League opener, Belgian side Genk dismissed emphatically 6-2.
Erling Haaland notched a hat-trick in that game, and appears to be over a bout of illness and could start on Merseyside.
Salzburg have plenty of forward threat, and it could be a high-scoring affair, though Liverpool will be confident after seven successive Premier League victories to start the season.
Reigning champions Liverpool have started the defence of their Champions League title in rather inauspicious fashion.
Group E looks an open-and-shut case on paper, with Jurgen Klopp’s men and Napoli far more proficient than Champions League newcomers Red Bull Salzburg and Genk when it comes to playing at an elite level.
And yet, you still want to get off to a good start no matter who your opponents are.
Liverpool were well below par in their opener in Naples, and while Napoli themselves weren’t at their best they did just about enough to claim a 2-0 victory, with a controversial penalty put away by Dries Mertens followed by a second from Fernando Llorente.
Like we say, it’s early days in Champions League 2019/20 and there’s still 15 points up for grabs to each team. But Liverpool won’t want to come out of this clash with Red Bull Salzburg at Anfield on October 2 without a win.
Now, football bettors who don’t follow the beautiful game in all corners of the continent might be thinking that the English team have got a simple job in front of them here.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are looking for their first Champions League win of the season and our tipster is backing them to get it in a goal-filled clash
Liverpool can get their Champions League defence back on track when they host Red Bull Salzburg on Wednesday night.
The Reds opened their European campaign with a 2-0 defeat at Napoli two weeks ago but have not lost a game at Anfield since September 2018, winning all three of their Premier League games there this season.
Their Austrian opponents will not be pushovers, though. Jesse Marsch’s side trounced Genk 6-2 in their first ever Champions League group stage match, and have scored 40 goals in just nine league games this term.
Liverpool will be hoping to collect their first points in this season’s Champions League when they welcome Red Bull Salzburg to Anfield on Wednesday night.
A late showing from Napoli saw the Reds defeated 2-0 as Group E got underway, Dries Mertens and Fernando Llorente scoring to the delight of the Stadio San Paolo crowd. In domestic matters, however, Jurgen Klopp’s recruits have been immaculate.
Georginio Wijnaldum’s fortunate winner at Sheffield United took Liverpool to 16 straight Premier League victories, of which seven have come at the start of the 2019/20 campaign.
Salzburg were triumphant in their first pool stage game, Erling Håland grabbing a hat-trick in their 6-2 destruction of Belgian side Genk.
Similar to last season, Liverpool suffered a 2-0 loss to Napoli at Stadio San Paolo in their Champions League opener, meaning that Jurgen Klopp’s troops are desperate to get back on course. The Reds are likely to go all guns blazing at Salzburg on Wednesday evening and we predict that they are going to pick up vital three points from their first home game of the process.
As always, a man to watch in the home team will be Mohamed Salah, whilst Sadio Mane is likely to recover in time to face Salzburg. The Austrian champions rolled over Genk 6-2 on their debut in the Champions League group stages, but they face an uphill task in Wednesday’s football match against the star-studded English club. Liverpool recorded seven wins in previous eight home games in the elite competition, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered.
Another impressive player who emigrated to Switzerland, Xherdan Shaqiri is a midfielder with excellent technical qualities, very strong in taking players on and creating chances for his teammates, while also being a danger from set pieces. The Serbian-born footballer formed an excellent midfielder pairing with Granit Xhaka at FC Basel, before making a high-profile move to Bayern Munich in the summer of 2012.
Shaqiri went on to prove a great deal of potential at Allianz Arena, scoring 11 goals in 52 Bundesliga matches, but he decided to leave in search of first team football, first joining Inter Milan and then moving to Stoke City. It was at Britannia Stadium that the attacking midfielder rediscovered his form and if he continues playing at such a high level, it won’t be long before he returns to the biggest stage.
Even when he was not playing regularly at club level, Shaqiri would always reserve his best performances for the national team, as witnessed by 17 goals in first 50 caps. The midfielder was especially impressive at the 2014 World Cup finals, where he scored no fewer than three goals.
HIGHLIGHTED TEAM (SALZBURG):
Salzburg are a professional football club that compete in Austrian Bundesliga. The club’s main sponsors are Red Bull and, as a result, they are well known under the name of the Red Bulls. The club was founded on 13 September, 1933 and they won their first Austrian Bundesliga trophy in 1994.
Salzburg quickly established themselves as the dominant force in the national championship and they are the most successful Austrian club in the 21st century. It has to be noted that they won their tenth Austrian Premier League trophy in 2016, finishing the season nine points clear of second-placed Rapid Wien.
The Red Bulls welcome their rivals at Red Bull Arena, the stadium that was opened on 8 March, 2008. The capacity of the venue is 31 895. Salzburg participated in the 1993/1994 UEFA Cup final, but Italian side proved to be a big catch for the Austrian outfit. Inter recorded a 2-0 win over Salzburg in the final (on aggregate).