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    Tuesday, 27 October 2020

    Liverpool v Midtjylland: Team news | prediction | kickoff

    Who returns for the Reds ahead of tonight's Champions League clash

    Liverpool v Midtjylland , team news.

    Liverpool host Midtjylland tonight in their second group game of the Uefa Champions League.

    Jurgen Klopp's men are expected to be without Thiago Alcantara, Naby Keita and Joel Matip for the late evening show.

    Though the trio are stepping closer to a return, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp indicated the European showdown with the Danish champions is likely to come too early.

    He told his pre-match press conference: "It's still what I said last week, we look day by day.

    "It looks like we will need a few more days. For tomorrow night, they probably will not be ready."


    Alisson Becker made his comeback from shoulder injury in the win over the Blades, but never was he predicted to feature and he explained how he managed to return earlier than expected.

    Virgil van Dijk , Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Kostas Tsimikas remain unavailable for Liverpool.

    For Midtjylland, meanwhile, first-choice goalkeeper 
    Jesper Hansen was forced off after an hour of their win over Brondby IF at the weekend and will undergo a late fitness test.

    Also, Brazilian forward Junior Brumado is a doubt for the Danish Superliga title-holders, while centre-back Kristian Dirks Riis is ruled out.

    The Danish team boss Brian Priske told journalists on Monday evening : "Jesper is here with us and he will be training with us tonight. Then we will know more."

    On facing Liverpool, the Midtjylland head coach added: "We need to be able to remain confident and calm. There's no doubt defensively we will have to stay compact and work hard for each other."

    Liverpool Form: Premier League; [ WWLDW ] , Champions League; [ W ] .

    Midtjylland Form: Superliga; [ WWLWWD ] , Champions League; [ L ] .

    Prediction : Liverpool wins with over 1.5 goals , both teams score .

    Kickoff : 20:00 BST ; 9 PM WAT.

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