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- Diogo JotaMané87'
- Scholz (P)62'
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FC Midtjylland - Liverpool
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FT: Midtjylland 1-1 Liverpool. Scholz earns a draw for the Danes from the spot after Salah had become LFC's leading scorer in CL history with their fastest ever goal in the competition. Klopp made lots of changes for a match that didn't affect Liverpool qualifying or topping the group.
- OffSory KabaFC Midtjylland
- OnLuca PfeifferFC Midtjylland
Pfeiffer on for the hosts.
- OffEvanderFC Midtjylland
- OnNicolas MadsenFC Midtjylland
Just the eight minutes added on.
GOAL RULED OUT! Minamino tucked away Mane's knockdown and looked to have won it for Liverpool. But VAR checked and ruled it out for a handball.
Minamino slots home from Mane's knockdown ... VAR checks...
CLOSE! The Danes break at speed. It's fed to Evander who thinks he's going to score - but Henderson is across to make a goal-saving tackle.
- OffDiogo JotaLiverpool
- OnSadio ManéLiverpool
LIVERPOOL CHANGE: Mane on for Jota.
SAVE! Kelleher produces a super stop to keep out Sviatchenko's header.
It's all good experience for a lot of those young Liverpool players though in a game which doesn't matter much in the context of the group.
The Danes are pressing for a winner. They have looked the more likely in this half. Liverpool really have missed Fabinho at the back.
Isaksen collects a pass from the right but sees his low attempt well held by Kelleher.
- Yellow cardMikael AndersonFC Midtjylland
Anderson booked for blocking Jota as he looked to break clear.
It takes an age to check it - and the goal is chalked off. Still 1-1.
More chaos in that Liverpool defence. Schultz hammers a rebound high into the net. VAR checks...
- OffAnders DreyerFC Midtjylland
- OnPione SistoFC Midtjylland
Midtjylland change: Sisto on for Dreyer.
Elsewhere in this group Ajax and Atalanta are still level which means the Italians will join Liverpool in the Last 16 as it stands.
- OffDivock OrigiLiverpool
- OnRoberto FirminoLiverpool
LIVERPOOL CHANGE: Firmino on for Origi.
Firmino is ready to come on for Liverpool. Klopp won't be happy with how this second half has gone.
The Danes have been the dominant force in this half and deserved their leveller. Liverpool have looked shaky since Fabinho went off.
- OffNaby KeïtaLiverpool
- OnJordan HendersonLiverpool
Liverpool change: Henderson on for Keita.
- OffAwer MabilFC Midtjylland
- OnMikael AndersonFC Midtjylland
Midtjylland changes: Isaksen and Anderson on.
- Goal by penaltyAlexander ScholzFC Midtjylland
GOAL! Scholz fires his spot kick beyond the dive of Kelleher and into the corner. All square.
- Yellow cardCaoimhin KelleherLiverpool
Kelleher is booked.
PENALTY TO THE HOSTS!
Dryer makes a run from the right that appears to catch out the visitors. Kelleher catches him. VAR is checking. He looked offside though?
- OffKostas TsimikasLiverpool
- OnAndrew RobertsonLiverpool
It looks like Andy Robertson may be called upon here. He's been called back from a warm up.
Play was halted briefly. Tsimikas needed treatment. Liverpool continuing with 10 men at the moment.
Kaba heads wide from a left-wing centre. He should have done better there.
Kaba takes down a cross from the left but sees his driven shot blocked by Tsimikas.
Koumetio and Williams are a very young centre back pairing and they failed to take responsibility dealing with that hoisted ball there.
WOODWORK! Evander lashes against the frame of the goal after Liverpool failed to deal with a high ball into the middle.
STAT: Koumetio becomes the youngest to play for Liverpool in the European Cup/Champions League at the age of 18 years 25 days, beating Antonio Barragan who was 18 years 59 days when he appeared in 2005.
- OnBilly KoumetioLiverpool
LIVERPOOL HT CHANGE: Billy Koumetio on for Fabinho.
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KICK OFF! The hosts get us back underway.
- End of 1st Half
HT: FC Midtjylland 0-1 Liverpool.
CLOSE! Keita fires straight at the keeper after great work down the right by TAA.
Two minutes added.
SAVES! Kelleher block well at his near post before Hansen is forced to push away Jota's thunderbolt.
Liverpool are enjoying some solid possession after a period where the home team were beginning to pose much more of a threat.
Cools drills a dangerous low ball into the middle but Williams is well-positioned to sweep it to safety.
Kaba with a half chance - but his attempt is off target.
DID YOU KNOW? Midtjylland coach Brian Priske made three appearances against Liverpool as a player in 2005-06 while with Portsmouth.
Better from the hosts. It's been a Liverpool procession for large spells, but that was proof they can cause some problems when they get bodies into the box to attack crosses.
CLOSE! Fabinho hooks off the line after Kaba's header from a right-wing cross had looped beyond Kelleher.
Origi hits a tame first-time shot wide of the far post after a lightning break involving a super pass from Salah had set him free.
Jota and Minamino combine just outside the area, but the Japanese can't quite play Origi in. The ball is eventually delivered from the left, but Tsimikas gets his overhead attempt all wrong.
- Yellow cardDion CoolsFC Midtjylland
Liverpool threaten once more, but Salah goes for goal instead of looking for the pass and sees his shot easily blocked.
STAT: Liverpool have won their previous three games against Danish opponents in the European Cup/Champions League, scoring eight goals in total and keeping a clean sheet in each game.
Tsimikas looks to clear a dangerous delivery from the left, but smacks it against Fabinho and sees it fly just wide. Liverpool almost their own worst enemy there. The visitors have pretty much bossed it so far.
Salah's strike after 55 seconds is the fastest ever scored by Liverpool in the European Cup/Champions League and is their second quickest ever in Europe after Joe Cole (27 seconds) v Steaua Bucharest in the Europa League in September 2010.
SAVE! More work for Hansen as he reacts well to push away Jota's flick from Minamino's teasing cross.
STAT: Liverpool have won four of their past five Champions League away games (L1), and are looking to win three consecutive European Cup/Champions League away games for the first time since a run of five between September 1983 and September 1984.
Hansen makes a fine save to beat away Salah's thumping shot after the Egyptian was played in by Minamino. The flag eventually goes up, so it wouldn't have counted.
Elsewhere in this group, the battle to join Liverpool in the last 16 is still goalless.
Dreyer rifles wide from 25 yards after Liverpool half cleared a long throw from the right.
STAT: Midtjylland have won only three of their last 13 European games (3 draws and 7 defeats). All three of those victories came in qualifying this season.
Origi needed a bit of treatment after that tackle, but seems okay to continue.
- Yellow cardFrank OnyekaFC Midtjylland
Onyeka booked for a nasty challenge on Origi.
That was Salah's 12th goal of the season and his third in Europe.
Midtjylland in Group D: Lost 4-0 at home to Atalanta, lost 2-0 at Liverpool, lost 2-1 at home and 3-1 away to Ajax, before the 1-1 draw at Atalanta.
Liverpool record in European Cup/Champions League: Played 222. W127, D45, L50.
- GoalMohamed SalahLiverpool
GOAL! Salah immediately pounces upon a loose pass, races clear and prods beyond the advancing keeper.
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KICK OFF! Liverpool get us underway.
DID YOU KNOW? Against Ajax, Kelleher became the third youngest Liverpool goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet on his European debut and one of only 10 players to do so. He could make history this evening as no keeper has ever recorded a shutout in each of their first two Champions League starts for the Reds.
PREVIOUSLY: Liverpool’s only other meeting with FC Midtyjlland came earlier in this group. The Merseysiders were far from their best but edged to a 2-0 victory at Anfield. Diogo Jota and Salah were on target.
Caoimhin Kelleher: “It's been a decent week! What can I say!? Two debuts in a week is a bit of a mad one. On the weekend, I felt more comfortable than [against Ajax]. It was a class feeling going down and having fans there singing You'll Never Walk Alone (v Wolves). I've just been trying to take my opportunities when I get them. I've done well in two games but that is all I can do.”
It's a big night for TAA, but Liverpool's current club captain is still in Denmark tonight. He's on the bench. If Klopp isn't happy with what he's seeing, he may well turn to the man whose mentality played a key role in getting them past Ajax on Matchday Five.
From a former Reds skipper to the latest to have the honour of the armband.
Midtjylland defender, Erik Sviatchenko: "We had a good match the last time we met Liverpool, and have generally gained a lot of good experience during the autumn. If everything works as one and does the things we are good at, we are hard to play against, and then we have good opportunities to take points against even the best."
Brian Priske, Midtjylland coach: "There is no doubt that we need to be compact on the defensive, whether we are pushing hard or defending. And then, of course, when we are on the ball, we have to be clinical."
Klopp on his young stars: "When one door closes another opens up but you need the right kids to use - and how the boys did it. Rhys [Williams] has been exceptional, Neco [Williams] played two good games in a row. Curtis [Jones] plays like he has for 10 years.”
No surprise to see Klopp make eight changes. Only Caoimhin Kelleher, Fabinho and Mohamed Salah remain from the side that thumped Wolves 4-0. There's also a CL debut for youngster Leighton Clarkson in midfield.
CONFIRMED TEAMS – FC MIDTJYLLAND: Hansen, Cajuste, Cools, Paulinho, Dreyer, Evander, Kaba, Mabil, Onyeka, Scholz, Sviatchenko... Subs: Andersen, Andersson, Dyhr, Hoegh, Isaksen, Ottesen, Pfeiffer, Sery, Sisto, Thorsen, Vibe. /// LIVERPOOL: Kelleher, Alexander-Arnold, R Williams, Fabinho, Tskimikas, Clarkson, Keita, Minamino, Jota, Origi, Salah... Subs: Adrian, Jaros, Wijnaldum, Firmino, Mane, Henderson, Jones, Robertson, Matip, Cain, N Williams, Koumetio.
Hello and welcome to LIVE updates of the Champions League Group D clash between FC Midtjylland and Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp’s Reds are already confirmed as Group winners coming into the final round of matches at this stage. FC Midtjylland have already finished bottom of the pool, which means there isn’t a lot riding on this one for the Danish minnows other than pride. Expect a much-changed Liverpool given Klopp’s well-publicised criticism of his players’ workload. Kick off 17:55 GMT.