Adam Lallana took just three minutes to fire Liverpool into the lead in tonight’s Group B Europa League clash with Swiss side FC Sion.
Divock Origi was the supplier, showing great strength to fend off two Sion defenders before bursting into the box and cutting the ball back for the England international.
Tonight’s game takes place in the looming shadow of the weekend’s Merseyside derby against Everton, meaning The Reds will be conscious of not picking up any more injuries to add to their already lengthy list of absentees.
Despite that, Liverpool will be desperate to ensure they pick up their first victory of the group stage in front of their own fans – they could only draw their opening game against Bordeaux in France two weeks ago.
It’s not going totally to plan – Sion have just equalised against the run of play after some shambolic defending allowed Ebenezer Assifuah to fire home.
Tonight’s other Group B’s game between Bordeaux and Rubin Kazan is currently tied at 0-0.