After a weekend to forget for Liverpool the lads face current table toppers Lyon for their third Champions League group game this season. Liverpool will not only be looking to win to shake off the woes from Saturday’s performance but it is also a very important game in terms of their position in the group.
If Liverpool win it could put them to the top of the group (depending on goal difference & the Fiorentina outcome). If Liverpool draw They would only have a chance to go second again depending on the Fiorentina result. If Liverpool lose we will remain in third spot. Fiorentina are probably favourites to beat Debrecen although a draw is definitely possible however it would be unrealistic to think that Debrecen will get three points so Liverpool need to win in order to get any real positive from the result.
Lyon’s main attacking threat at the moment is a player called Bafetimbi Gomis, who is top goalscorer for the club with 4 goals. Lyon have scored a total of 15 goals in their league this season and as i mentioned earlier are top of the table with 20 points. They have only lost one game in the league winning four and drawing the remaining 1.
Lyon have faced only 7 different English oppositions and in away games they have a record of just 1 win, 1 draw and five defeats. They have scored 8 goals against English opposition away from home.
So how do i think we’ll fair? Well personally i don’t ever “big up” the French teams as alot of people seem to do. I just don’t feel they should trouble us on a European night especially at Anfield. Although think back a while and you’ll remember the defeat we suffered at home to Marseille so it;s definitely possible. However i just think even in Liverpool’s bad run of games that we can begin the turn around at home tomorrow night. On the other hand, many people feel Lyon are the bigger threat within the group as opposed to the Italian opposition Fiorentina and although we have the home advantage could this then spell out defeat?
My prediction: 2-1.
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