View the full match replay and highlights of the Liverpool vs. Toulouse encounter. This exciting match took place during Matchday 3 of the UEFA Europa League 2023/2024, in Group E. The action kicked off at 19:00 GMT on Thursday, October 26, 2023.
The match was officiated by referee Rade Obrenovič from Slovenia, and it unfolded at the iconic Anfield stadium in Liverpool. Don’t miss the chance to catch up on the thrilling moments of this highly anticipated showdown!
Liverpool vs Toulouse Full Match Reports
Liverpool maintained their perfect record in the UEFA Europa League (UEL) Group E by overcoming an early scare from Toulouse, securing a dominant 5-1 victory and extending their remarkable streak of scoring in every home match since January.
While the focus was on the football at Anfield, Toulouse’s manager, Carles Martínez Novell, drew attention with his unconventional choice of blue jeans on the touchline. In a similar fashion, Diogo Jota made a stylish entrance into the match, gracefully maneuvering through Toulouse’s defense to deliver a stunning solo opening goal. This early strike set the tone for an action-packed first half.
The visiting fans, sporting purple shirts, found a reason to cheer as Thijs Dallinga capitalized on Liverpool’s high defensive line, raced towards the goal, and slotted the ball under the reach of Caoimhín Kelleher.
While Toulouse’s aggressive approach added excitement to the contest, it also left them exposed defensively. Liverpool needed no extravagant plays to regain the lead. Wataru Endō calmly guided the ball into the net from Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross, scoring his first goal for Liverpool. Just four minutes later, Darwin Núñez added another by striking the ball into the near post, giving Jürgen Klopp’s team a comfortable two-goal lead at halftime.
Shortly after the second half began, Kelleher’s errant pass gifted Gabriel Suazo a golden opportunity to bring Toulouse back into the game. However, to Liverpool’s relief, the Chilean inexplicably shot the ball directly at Alexander-Arnold, who cleared it off the line. Núñez then showcased his skills with a mesmerizing run, rounded the goalkeeper, but was unfortunate to hit the woodwork from close range. Fortunately for Liverpool, Ryan Gravenberch capitalized on the rebound, capping off his impressive performance with a well-deserved goal. Substitute Mohamed Salah sealed the victory with a powerful shot that struck the crossbar in the game’s final moments.
Liverpool’s perfect record of three wins from three matches in Group E places them on course for a seventh consecutive season in the knockout stages of European competition. Toulouse, now third in the group and five points behind Liverpool, will aim to challenge Klopp’s team again in next month’s rematch.
Man of the Match: Ryan Gravenberch (Liverpool).