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Liverpool - Red Bull Salzburg
Champions League - 2 October 2019
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FT: Liverpool 4-3 Salzburg. The holders get their Group E back on track with a narrow win after surviving a scare. Salzburg hit back from 3-0 down but Salah's second of the night won it for the Reds.
Three minutes added.
- OffMohamed SalahLiverpool
- OnNaby KeïtaLiverpool
LIVERPOOL CHANGE: Salah off, Keita on.
Group E as it stands: Napoli 4 points, Salzburg 3 points, Liverpool 3 points, Genk 1 point.
- Yellow cardFabinhoLiverpool
Will Liverpool be celebrating with a bit of relief come full time?
- OffZlatko JunuzovicRed Bull Salzburg
- OnMajeed AshimeruRed Bull Salzburg
SALZBURG CHANGE: Ashimeru on for Junuzovic.
Okugawa is left in acres to drift in-field and fire in a low 25-yard shot that flies straight at Adrian. Liverpool's defending has been woeful in this second half.
Can Salzburg hit back once again?
STAT: Salah has netted 12 goals in his last 13 Champions League games at Anfield.
- OffDominik SzoboszlaiRed Bull Salzburg
- OnMasaya OkugawaRed Bull Salzburg
SALZBURG CHANGE: Szoboszlai off, Okugawa on.
- GoalMohamed SalahLiverpool
GOAL! The hosts regain the lead as Salah lashes Firmino's flick-on beyond the keeper.
- OffGeorginio WijnaldumLiverpool
- OnDivock OrigiLiverpool
LIVERPOOL CHANGE: Origi on for Wijnaldum.
That 3-3 error on the scoreboard earlier seems more like a premonition now!
LIVERPOOL CHANGE: Henderson off, Milner on.
- GoalErling Braut HålandRed Bull Salzburg
GOAL! It is 3-3 now! Haaland is left completely free to tap home from close range after neat play from Minamino on the right.
It should be 3-3! Hwang turns brilliantly outside the box and plays in Szoboszlai, but he takes too long pulling the trigger and is eventually rushed into a shot that hits the side netting.
Liverpool are looking shaky at the back and Anfield is suddenly rather anxious.
- OffPatson DakaRed Bull Salzburg
- OnErling Braut HålandRed Bull Salzburg
SALZBURG CHANGE: Erling Braut Håland on for Daka.
- GoalTakumi MinaminoRed Bull Salzburg
GOAL! The Austrian's are back in it! Hwang escapes down the left and crosses neatly for Takumi Minamino to volley home.
Bewitching play from Mane sees him twist past his man on the left byline and cut it back for Wijnaldum, who can't mark his 150th appearance for Liverpool with a goal. The Dutchman fires wide from 15 yards.
Liverpool have been sluggish in this second half. Salzburg look to punish them but Dominik Szoboszlai drags wide from 25 yards out.
DID YOU KNOW? Salzburg's assistant coach Rene Aufhauser was in the Graz team that won at Anfield in 2004 - the first time an Austrian team had won in England.
Adrian gets away with a casual pass that Daka reads but can only block wide of an empty net. Sloppy from the keeper - and very lucky!
VIDEO: From full-back to full back.
What a stat that is!
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KICK OFF! Liverpool get the second half up and running.
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HT: Liverpool 3-1 Salzburg.
Andreas Ulmer takes aim from distance - but then maybe wishes he hadn't as someone in the Kop is forced to duck out of the way of his wayward effort.
- GoalHee-Chan HwangRed Bull Salzburg
GOAL! The visitors pull one back. Hee-Chan Hwang turns van Dijk brilliantly on the left of the box and fizzes a fine finish into the far corner.
That was Salah's fifth goal of the season and surely means Liverpool are on course for three points tonight.
- GoalMohamed SalahLiverpool
GOAL! The Reds are flying. Salah fires in a rebound after the keeper could only parry Firmino's header into the Egyptian's path.
The referee tumbles off the ball. He hopes no-one saw, but the chuckles from the crowd tell him otherwise!
Salzburg offer a warning that they could still cause Liverpool some discomfort this season, but Adrian remains alert to deny the visitors.
Fabinho's sumptuous pass sends Salah marauding through the middle, but the Egyptian snatches at the bouncing ball and rifles wide.
- GoalAndrew RobertsonLiverpool
GOAL! Robertson starts and finishes a sublime move that sees right-back, TAA cross for the Reds' left back to tuck home a rare goal.
DID YOU KNOW? Liverpool are unbeaten in 36 matches in all comps when they have scored the first goal of the game since losing at home to Chelsea in the Carabao Cup just over a year ago (33 wins, 3 draws).
STAT: Salzburg are without a win in four matches in all competitions against English opposition. They have failed to score in three of those encounters, drawing just the one.
Liverpool are well on top here. Salzburg attempting to counter with long balls in-behind. No joy so far though.
VIDEO: Mane's opener.
Firmino has featured in 43 of Jurgen Klopp's 44 European games in charge of the Reds. It's his 28th birthday today and he's chipped in with another lovely assist.
That's Mane's seventh goal of the season at the expense of his old club.
- GoalSadio ManéLiverpool
GOAL! Mane coolly tucks the ball into the far corner after a lovely one-two with Firmino down the left.
CLOSE! Alexander Arnold curves one of those delightful crosses in-behind the defence from the right. Firmino is on to it, but a slither of a touch off a defender puts the Brazilian off and the keeper is relieved to drop on the loose ball.
Anfield appears to be well up for Liverpool's first European home game since being crowned Kings of Europe back in June.
DID YOU KNOW? Salzburg have only been beaten once in their past 17 away group stage away games in Europe. However all of those games were in the Europa League (W12 D4).
Takumi Minamino picks up a loose ball 30 yards from goal and wastes little time lashing a low drive just wide of Adrian's right-hand post.
Liverpool’s overall record in the European Cup: Pld 210 Won 119 Drawn 44 Lost 47
Liverpool pour forward immediately. Mane plays in the overlapping Robertson inside the area, but the full back leaves the ball behind him and Salzburg manage to escape a tricky situation.
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KICK OFF! Salzburg get this CL match underway, attacking the Kop end.
Some good news for Liverpool fans ahead of kick off. Genk have held Napoli to a 0-0 draw in Belgium. It means the Italians have four points from two games played. Salzburg are on three, with Genk on one and Liverpool currently pointless.
Liverpool versus Austrian opposition: Pld 6, W4, D1, L1.
Meanwhile, there's been some breaking domestic news involving Liverpool. The Reds will still take on Arsenal in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup after receiving a fine for fielding an ineligible player in their win at MK Dons.
TON UP IN L4: Liverpool play their 100th European Cup encounter at Anfield this evening. The Reds have won 70 and lost just 12 of the previous 99 matches.
Sadio Mane was on hand for Tuesday's pre-match media duties. The Senegalese forward spoke about what it will mean for him to face one of his former clubs. He said: "Of course it’s a special game for me. I was playing there for two-and-a-half years and now I’m going to play against them. They will be ready for me and I will be ready for them as well. I love the city and the club – before and still now. I will be really happy to meet my ex-teammates. But at the same time, I would love to win against them."
Salzburg coach Jesse Marsch: "We've been talking about our match plan a lot in recent days. It's not so complicated, we need to play our usual way with our usual intensity but be prepared that Liverpool can create great danger at any moment. Our team always responds well to new situations. I expect that tomorrow too."
Klopp: “Let’s make it as positive as we can because it is the first game since Barcelona that we play at Anfield. It is like a reunion with the European crowd. I really hope we can create that atmosphere again and see what it is good for.”
With Joel Matip ruled out due to a knock, Jurgen Klopp makes one change to the team that edged to a 1-0 victory at Sheffield United at the weekend. Joe Gomez steps in to partner Virgil van Dijk at the heart of the hosts' defence. The big news from Salzburg's perspective, is that young hot-shot Erling Braut Haaland is on the bench after recovering from illness.
CONFIRMED TEAMS - LIVERPOOL: Adrian, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Gomez, Van Dijk, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Mane, Salah, Firmino... Subs: Kelleher, Lovren, Milner, Keita, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lallana, Origi. /// SALZBURG: Stankovic, Ulmer, Wober, Onguene, Kristensen, Junuzovic, Mwepu, Szoboszlai, Minamino, Hwang, Daka... Subs: Kohn, Farkas, Ramalho, Ashimeru, Okugawa, Koita, Haaland.
Hello and welcome to LIVE updates of the Champions League, Group E clash between Liverpool and Salzburg at Anfield. The reigning champions lost their opening clash in the pool to Napoli and know they can't afford any slip-up against tricky Austrian opposition if they are to stay on course for smooth progress to the knockout stage. Kick off 20:00 BST.