Liverpool suffered a defeat in their opening game in the Champions League for this season, so now the holders of the trophy will try to bounce back against Salzburg in their first home match in Group E. The Reds host Salzburg at the Anfield with the only thought of winning. Let’s take a look in our Champions League predictions.
What happened last year, happened now as well. Liverpool visited Napoli at the San Paolo and suffered a defeat. The Italians scored two late goals and beat the current European champions with 2-0.
Of course, there’s no reason for panic in Liverpool’s dressing room. It was just the first game in the group, so there’s enough for time for the champions to win some points.
If we forget about their bad start in the Champions League, Liverpool are just flawless so far. Jurgen Klopp’s team won all of its seven games in the Premier League so far. During the weekend the Reds had a tough visit to Sheffield United, which they won with a goal from Georginio Wijnaldum.
At this moment Salzburg are leading the standings in Group E. The Austrian team had a terrific start of its campaign, beating Genk with 6-2. The Norwegian teenager Erling Haland impressed with a masterful performance, scoring a hattrick for the hosts. Hwang Hee-Chan also put his name on the scoresheet, while Dominik Szoboszlai and Andreas Ulmer did the same.
Of course, Salzburg are aware that against Liverpool it’s going to be much harder than against Genk. But after scoring six times in their opening game in the group, the Austrians have enough self confidence to make a good performance at the Anfield.
That’s our Champions League predictions for the game between Liverpool and Salzburg at the Anfield. The Reds are chasing their first win in this group, so let’s see what they will do.