UEFA Champions League Preview: Liverpool vs Midtjylland

Liverpool 4-3 Leeds Salah saves the blushes as Champions struggle to cope with Bielsa-ball

Stadium: Anfield

Key Statistics

Midtjylland have conceded 10 goals in their last five games in all competitions. 

The Danish outfit have won just two of their last four games in all competitions. 

Liverpool are unbeaten in their last three games in all competitions (2 W, 1 D). 


Liverpool host FC Midtjylland in the Champions League later this week and the Premier League side will be looking to pick up a comfortable win at home.

The Reds managed to win their group opener against Ajax and they will be confident of a good result here.

The away side lost their last Champions League game 4-0 against Atalanta and they will be up against one of the top European teams in Liverpool.

Jurgen Klopp will want his team to secure their place in the next round of the competition as soon as possible so that he can begin to rotate the squad.

The Reds will be motivated to pick up a win here.

The home side are likely to be without Keita, Matip and Thiago who are still recovering from their individual knocks.

Meanwhile, Alisson has returned from his shoulder injury and he helped Liverpool secure a 2-1 win over Sheffield United at the weekend.

Liverpool will be firm favourites to win here and the Danish side will have to play out of their skin to secure an upset here.

Liverpool Possible Line-up:

Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Fabinho, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Jota, Mane, Firmino, Salah

Unavailable Players

Van Dijk (knee), Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee), Tsimikas (thigh)


Alcântara (knee), Matip (muscular), Keïta (fitness)

Since yesterday I saw plenty of Midtjylland games. The 4-0 [against Atalanta] was not like this type of game. In my break, I was interested to go there for a while just to see what they do, but I signed for Liverpool so I couldn’t. Even five years ago it was interesting.

Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool Manager

We cannot deny we will miss Virgil [van Dijk]. Fabinho is a great player. We don’t need to change the way we play but we will miss him, he’s one of the best in the world.

Alisson Becker, Liverpool goalkeeper

Midtjylland – Possible Line-up:

Andersen; Andersson, Sviatchenko, Scholz, Paulinho; Onyeka, Cajuste, Dreyer, Sisto, Mabil; Kaba

Unavailable Players

Riis (unknown)


Hansen (groin), Brumado (unspecified)