Witness the complete replay and highlights of the Liverpool vs LASK match.
The game is set to commence at 20:00 (GMT) on the 30th of November 2023.
The official overseeing this encounter is U. Schnyder.
The battle will take place at the renowned Anfield.
This clash is part of the Europe – UEFA Europa League, Group E, Season 2023/2024.
Liverpool vs LASK Full Match Reports
Liverpool secured their spot in the UEFA Europa League (UEL) knockout stages as Group E leaders with a commanding 4-0 triumph over LASK Linz at Anfield. This victory contributes to the Reds’ dominant home record against Austrian opponents, featuring just one defeat in 10 matches (W8, D1).
Following an unexpected loss to a spirited Toulouse side on matchday four, Jürgen Klopp’s squad recognized the necessity for a positive response to secure their place in the UEL knockouts. The hosts wasted no time asserting their dominance, securing two goals within the opening quarter-hour. Firstly, Luis Díaz powered a header beyond Tobias Lawal from Joe Gomez’s well-placed delivery, followed by Cody Gakpo adding a second just four minutes later, tapping in from Mohamed Salah’s deflected cut-back.
Despite these early goals, LASK posed a threat of their own, but poor decision-making in the final third left Caoimhín Kelleher relatively untroubled in the hosts’ goal. Eager to expand their lead before halftime, Liverpool came close to a third just after the half-hour mark when Kostas Tsimikas’ thunderous long-range strike rebounded off the bar. Nevertheless, the Reds entered the break with a commanding advantage.
Mirroring the opening period, Liverpool resumed the second half on the offensive, and Salah secured their third from the penalty spot within five minutes after Gakpo was tripped by Lawal in the box. The Dutch international struck the post with a long-range effort shortly afterward, and despite superb saves by the LASK goalkeeper denying Harvey Elliott and substitute Darwin Núñez, the hosts maintained dominance. Despite the hosts’ control, the Black-Whites came close to a consolation through Ibrahim Mustapha, who breached the offside trap only to be thwarted by a smart Kelleher save.
With the match sealed, Klopp seized the opportunity to rest some of his key players ahead of a demanding December schedule. Nevertheless, the hosts secured a late fourth through the impressive Gakpo, maintaining their streak of 10 consecutive home wins by at least a two-goal margin. As for LASK, their focus shifts to a crucial match against Toulouse on matchday six as they aim for a third-placed finish and entry into the UEFA Europa Conference League knockouts.
Man of the Match: Cody Gakpo (Liverpool).