Liverpool 2-0 FC Midtjylland: Diogo Jota and Mohamed Salah obtain in Reds contain

Liverpool 2-0 FC Midtjylland: Diogo Jota and Mohamed Salah obtain in Reds contain
Diogo Jota scores for Liverpool against Midtjylland in the Champions League
Diogo Jota scored the 10,000th procedure in all competitions in Liverpool’s 128-year historical previous

Liverpool moved two capabilities obvious at the tip of Community D with victory over Champions League newbies FC Midtjylland on a night their defensive problems mounted with the loss of Fabinho to injury.

The Brazilian, who has slotted in alongside Joe Gomez within the centre of defence for the reason that loss of Virgil van Dijk to a extreme knee injury on 17 October, had to be replaced after suffering a suspected hamstring injury.

Starting with out influential forwards Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, Liverpool did not register an attempt heading within the precise direction within the first half of.

They broke the impasse after Trent Alexander-Arnold carried out a orderly one-two with Xherdan Shaqiri, the aged teeing-up Diogo Jota to tap dwelling in entrance of an empty Kop.

Midtjylland went cease to equalising after a artful shot on-the-turn by Brazilian substitute Evander.

In the cease, Liverpool performed with Salah, Mane and Firmino on the pitch, Salah doubling the lead with a stoppage-time penalty after the Egypt forward was as soon as introduced down by Paulinho.

With team competitors Atalanta and Ajax drawing 2-2 in Italy, Liverpool delight in six capabilities from two video games, two more than 2d-placed Atalanta, who they talk over with subsequent Tuesday.

Liverpool labour to some capabilities

Starting with none of their accepted entrance three, Liverpool did not relieve a watch on a single first-half of shot heading within the precise direction for the first time in 51 dwelling video games.

Divock Origi, Takumi Minamino and Xherdan Shaqiri all struggled to construct an affect at some stage in a flat dwelling performance as Jurgen Klopp looked to leisure Mane, Salah and Firmino at some stage in a busy trudge of fixtures.

As a substitute, the Liverpool boss was as soon as forced to send all three on to be particular Liverpool sealed the capabilities.

The loss of Fabinho is a immense fright with the Brazilian having carried out effectively in Van Dijk’s absence.

Liverpool’s quantity three pulled up off the ball and slumped to the ground earlier than being replaced by 19-year-extinct Rhys Williams, who came on as an 89th-minute substitute within the 1-0 contain away to Ajax final week.

With Van Dijk characteristic to omit the huge majority of the season and video games coming thick and swiftly, Klopp will be hoping Fabinho’s injury will not be extreme in particular as Joel Matip is additionally out injured.

Liverpool defender Fabinho sits on the pitch after sustaining an injury during the Champions League group game with Midtjylland
Fabinho has looked in central defence within the absence of Virgil van Dijk, who suffered a extreme knee injury on 17 October

Novices give Reds a scare

Danish champions Midtjylland had been most reasonable fashioned in 1999 and are having fun with in their first Champions League team campaign.

Having been beaten 4-0 at dwelling to Atalanta final week, they put aside up a essential better fight towards the six-time champions of Europe.

One among European football’s in actuality feel-correct tales, Midtjylland practically took a shock early lead challenging for Alisson to place Liverpool’s blushes to relieve out aged Brighton participant Anders Dreyer following a ball over the tip.

Moments earlier than Salah doubled the lead in stoppage time Dreyer went cease to equalising, going previous Gomez nevertheless dinking over Alisson and into the aspect-netting.

Relief king – essentially the most easy of the stats

  • Since his Liverpool debut in October 2016, Trent Alexander-Arnold has registered 35 assists in all competitions, without a Premier League defender managing more in that time.
  • Midtjylland turned the 17th team to play their first ever Champions League away game towards an English aspect – with all 17 failing to fetch and 15 shedding.
  • Courtesy of his first Champions League procedure since December 2016 (for Porto v Leicester), Diogo Jota has now scored in three of his four appearances for Liverpool at Anfield in all competitions.
  • Aside from qualifiers, Midtjylland delight in lost eight of their 10 away video games in European competitors (W1 D1).
  • Mohamed Salah has been inspiring about 10 targets in 10 Champions League team stage video games at Anfield (9 targets, 1 attend).

What’s subsequent?

Liverpool are attend in action at Anfield on Saturday when West Ham are the company (17: 30 GMT).



  • 1Alisson
  • 66Alexander-Arnold
  • 3FabinhoSubstituted forR Williamsat 30′minutes
  • 12Gomez
  • 26Robertson
  • 23Shaqiri
  • 14HendersonSubstituted forWijnaldumat 45′minutes
  • 7MilnerBooked at 41mins
  • 20JotaSubstituted forFirminoat 81′minutes
  • 18MinaminoSubstituted forSalahat 60′minutes
  • 27OrigiSubstituted forManéat 60′minutes


  • 5Wijnaldum
  • 9Firmino
  • 10Mané
  • 11Salah
  • 13Adrián
  • 17Jones
  • 46R Williams
  • 62Kelleher
  • 64Cain
  • 76N Williams

FC Midtjylland

  • 31Andersen
  • 6Andersson
  • 28Sviatchenko
  • 14ScholzBooked at 19mins
  • 29da SilvaBooked at 90mins
  • 40CajusteBooked at 32minsSubstituted forKraevat 81′minutes
  • 38Ogochukwu OnyekaBooked at 25mins
  • 36Dreyer
  • 7SistoSubstituted forda Silva Ferreiraat 72′minutes
  • 11MabilSubstituted forAndersonat 66′minutes
  • 9KabaSubstituted forPfeifferat 81′minutes


  • 2Cools
  • 10da Silva Ferreira
  • 15Kraev
  • 16Thorsen
  • 25James
  • 26Vibe
  • 30Ottesen
  • 33Pfeiffer
  • 34Anderson
  • 43Madsen
  • 44Dyhr
  • 45Isaksen

Are residing Textual instruct

  1. Match ends, Liverpool 2, FC Midtjylland 0.

  2. 2nd Half ends, Liverpool 2, FC Midtjylland 0.

  3. Plan! Liverpool 2, FC Midtjylland 0. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom correct corner.

  4. Paulinho (FC Midtjylland) is shown the yellow card for a infamous defective.

  5. Penalty Liverpool. Mohamed Salah draws a defective within the penalty dwelling.

  6. Penalty conceded by Paulinho (FC Midtjylland) after a defective within the penalty dwelling.

  7. Strive neglected. Anders Dreyer (FC Midtjylland) left footed shot from the real aspect of the six yard field is cease, nevertheless misses to the real. Assisted by Mikael Anderson.

  8. Strive neglected. Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) correct footed shot from the centre of the sphere is simply too excessive. Assisted by Trent Alexander-Arnold.

  9. Nefarious by Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool).

  10. Frank Ogochukwu Onyeka (FC Midtjylland) wins a free kick within the defensive half of.

  11. Strive neglected. Luca Pfeiffer (FC Midtjylland) header from the centre of the sphere misses to the real. Assisted by Joel Andersson with a depraved.

  12. Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) wins a free kick within the defensive half of.

  13. Nefarious by Mikael Anderson (FC Midtjylland).

  14. Substitution, FC Midtjylland. Luca Pfeiffer replaces Sory Kaba.

  15. Substitution, FC Midtjylland. Bozhidar Kraev replaces Jens Cajuste.

  16. Substitution, Liverpool. Roberto Firmino replaces Diogo Jota.

  17. Strive neglected. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) left footed shot from outside the sphere is excessive and wide to the left. Assisted by Trent Alexander-Arnold.

  18. Strive neglected. Evander (FC Midtjylland) correct footed shot from the centre of the sphere is cease, nevertheless misses to the left. Assisted by Frank Ogochukwu Onyeka with a depraved.

  19. Strive neglected. Evander (FC Midtjylland) correct footed shot from outside the sphere is excessive and wide to the real.

  20. Nefarious by Xherdan Shaqiri (Liverpool).

Player of the match

Alexander-ArnoldTrent Alexander-Arnold

with an average of 7.68


  1. Squad quantity66Player titleAlexander-Arnold

  2. Squad quantity20Player titleDiogo Jota

  3. Squad quantity46Player titleR Williams

  4. Squad quantity1Player titleAlisson

  5. Squad quantity11Player titleMohamed Salah

  6. Squad quantity26Player titleRobertson

  7. Squad quantity23Player titleShaqiri

  8. Squad quantity12Player titleGomez

  9. Squad quantity7Player titleMilner

  10. Squad quantity10Player titleMané

  11. Squad quantity5Player titleWijnaldum

  12. Squad quantity14Player titleHenderson

  13. Squad quantity3Player titleFabinho

  14. Squad quantity9Player titleRoberto Firmino

  15. Squad quantity18Player titleMinamino

  16. Squad quantity27Player titleOrigi

FC Midtjylland

  1. Squad quantity36Player titleDreyer

  2. Squad quantity31Player titleAndersen

  3. Squad quantity28Player titleSviatchenko

  4. Squad quantity14Player titleScholz

  5. Squad quantity10Player titleEvander

  6. Squad quantity6Player titleAndersson

  7. Squad quantity9Player titleKaba

  8. Squad quantity7Player titleSisto

  9. Squad quantity29Player titlePaulinho

  10. Squad quantity38Player titleOgochukwu Onyeka

  11. Squad quantity15Player titleKraev

  12. Squad quantity11Player titleMabil

  13. Squad quantity34Player titleAnderson

  14. Squad quantity33Player titlePfeiffer

  15. Squad quantity40Player titleCajuste

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