Liverpool has announced its 23-man squad for the upcoming Europa League match against LASK. Unfortunately, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Thiago Alcantara will be absent from the squad due to injuries as they prepare for the Group E opener.
Alexander-Arnold sustained a hamstring injury prior to the September international break, while Thiago has yet to make an appearance this season as he continues his recovery.
On a positive note, Liverpool’s captain, Virgil van Dijk, is back in contention after serving a domestic suspension for the last two Premier League fixtures.
Exciting deadline-day signing, Ryan Gravenberch, has also made the traveling squad and might make his debut start for the club.
As for LASK, they have no new fitness concerns to worry about ahead of their clash with Liverpool. However, they will be without several key players, including Tobias Anselm, Peter Michorl, Lenny Pintor, Adil Taoui, and Philipp Wiesinger.
LASK’s coach, Thomas Sageder, expressed his team’s eagerness for the match at the pre-match press conference, emphasizing their motivation and concentration.
Sageder also acknowledged the challenge of facing Liverpool, a team known for its tactical flexibility, making it difficult to prepare against. As a result, LASK is focusing primarily on their own performance.
In their most recent matches:
Liverpool defeated Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-1 on September 16 with the following lineup: Alisson, Gomez, Matip, Quansah, Robertson, Mac Allister, Jones, Szoboszlai, Jota, Salah, Gakpo.
LASK secured a 3-1 victory against Austria Klagenfurt on September 16 with the following lineup: Lawal, Ziereis, Andrade, Luckeneder, Flecker, Jovicic, Horvath, Bello, Ljubicic, Zulj, Havel.