Liverpool are back under the Anfield lights in European competition. The Reds are set to play their first Champions League home game since the historic 4-0 demolition of Barcelona back in May. Jürgen Klopp’s guests for the tie are Red Bull Salzburg. The Austrian side are currently top of their Premier League with 8 wins and a draw from their opening 9 games. We take a look at 3 things that will definitely happen during Liverpool v Salzburg.
The Anfield atmosphere will be booming
With Salzburg being the first European visitors since the Reds’ Barcelona heroics, the atmosphere will be as raucous as ever. Jesse Marsch and his team are entering the home of the European Champions and the Anfield crowd will make sure that they know it. It will be a cauldron.
Sadio Mane and Naby Keita are set to play their old club. The pair struck up a friendship when playing together in Austria, the duo subsequently linked up again at Liverpool and will be looking to pile misery on their former employer. Keita will be hoping to start the game after having got an hour under his belt last week against MK Dons, this is the perfect game for him to recover his fitness and form.
Goals. Goals. Goals.
Red Bull Salzburg are a ferociously attacking side. They have already scored a sensational 40 goals in their opening 9 games in the league, they recently battered Genk 6-2 in their opening group game. They are defensively frail at times due to their gung ho approach, Liverpool are lightning on the counter. This game is nailed on for goals.