Liverpool’s impressive defence will be put to the test on Wednesday night at Anfield. The Reds will host free-scoring RB Salzburg in a must-win group game in the Champions League.
On match-day one Liverpool struggled and lost against Napoli in a disappointing start to the competition. We will need to be at our best to get back on track with a win against the Austrian champions.
RB Salzburg have been relentless in the early stages of the 2019/20 season. The Austrian side have begun the defence of their league title in emphatic fashion.
During the first nine games Jesse Marsch has led his team to eight wins and one draw. Most impressive has been the goal-scoring exploits of his side, who have already netted 40 times in the league.
They managed to carry this goal-scoring form into the Champions League opening game against Genk, scoring six times against the Belgian visitors.
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Erling Braut Haaland has quickly become the hottest prospect in world football. The 19-year-old scored a hat-trick on his UCL debut to increase his already outstanding Salzburg tally to 17 goals in just nine games.
If Liverpool are to emerge victorious at Anfield on Wednesday night the defence will be key. Virgil Van Dijk and co must shut down this impressive Salzburg strike force.
The Reds boasted the Premier League’s best defence throughout last season and at the start of this campaign.
RB Salzburg, despite being prolific goal-scorers on a great run of form, have not come across a team on the level of this Liverpool side.
They will find scoring is not that easy, especially as visitors on Champions League night at Anfield.