Liverpool vs LASK LIVE! Europa League result, match stream and latest updates today

Liverpool vs LASK LIVE! Europa League result, match stream and latest updates today

Liverpool eased into the Europa League round of 16 with a game to spare after an emphatic 4-0 home win over Austria's LASK in Group E on Thursday.

The Premier League side moved on to 12 points and will top the standings after second-placed Toulouse were held to a goalless draw at home by Union Saint Gilloise.

Luis Diaz put Liverpool ahead after 12 minutes with a header from Joe Gomez's cross and Cody Gapko's tap-in doubled the lead three minutes later.

Mohamed Salah's penalty made it 3-0 early in the second half and Gapko added his second in stoppage time to complete the rout.

As such, the Reds will avoid the round of 32 where second-placed teams have to meet a Champions League dropout. Instead, they can rotate for their trip to Union SG next month and worry about the rest of the competition when the round of 16 takes place in March,

Liverpool vs LASK latest news

  • Full match report

  • Klopp 'did not like' elements of Liverpool's win over LASK

Good night!

22:57 , Jonathan Gorrie

Thank you for joining Standard Sport's LIVE coverage of Liverpool's win over LASK.

Find our report and reaction below!

Klopp 'did not like' elements of Liverpool's win over LASK

22:54 , Jonathan Gorrie

Jurgen Klopp admitted he was not best pleased with the manner of Liverpool’s finishing during their 4-0 win over LASK on Thursday night.

Luis Diaz opened the scoring at Anfield in the 11th minute of action before Cody Gakpo scored the first of his brace and Mohamed Salah bagged a penalty to reach 199 goals for the club.

Gakpo’s late second ensured Liverpool have won all ten of their home games this season ahead of the visit of Fulham on Sunday.

Still, despite the four-goal haul, Klopp was not particularly impressed with his team’s wastefulness in front of goal.

Read the full story here!

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(Action Images via Reuters)

Liverpool vs LASK: Full match report

21:56 , Jonathan Gorrie

Liverpool eased into the Europa League knockout stages as group winners with a routine over LASK on Thursday night.

While the loss to Toulouse before the international break raised the distant worry of some jeopardy in progressing from Group E, early goals from Luis Diaz and Cody Gakpo set the Reds back on course.

With Toulouse drawing in Belgium against Union SG, the Anfield giants know they cannot be overtaken on the final matchday.

Read our full match report here!

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(Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

FT: Liverpool 4-0 LASK

21:51 , Jonathan Gorrie

10 games at Anfield, 10 wins for Liverpool.

Another great night for Jurgen Klopp's side, who are just waiting to see if Toulouse are held by Union SG to see if their status as group winners is confirmed.

Liverpool vs LASK: GOAL! Cody Gakpo '91

21:48 , Jonathan Gorrie

91 mins: GOAL!

Gakpo has hit! A brilliant ball from Alexander-Arnold finds the Dutchman, who finishes it emphatic fashion.

Liverpool vs LASK: Gakpo wasteful

21:39 , Jonathan Gorrie

82 mins: The Dutchman could have teed up a few of his teammates in the last few minutes but is seemingly desperate for a second goal, taking shots when better options were around.

Liverpool vs LASK: Long last 20 minutes for away side

21:28 , Jonathan Gorrie

71 mins: It's going to be a long final 20 for LASK here, with Liverpool toying with them right now.

Liverpool vs LASK: Darwin Nunez busy

21:15 , Jonathan Gorrie

58 mins: Nunez has been brought on alongside Alexander-Arnold in a pretty strong showing from Klopp.

The striker has already forced two big saves from the LASK 'keeper.

Liverpool vs LASK: GOAL! Mohamed Salah '50

21:06 , Jonathan Gorrie

50 mins: GOAL!

Salah scores from the spot, taking his tally up to 199 goals for the club.


21:05 , Jonathan Gorrie

49 mins: Gakpo overhits a touch but manages to get there before the LASK goalkeeper, who brings him down.

Liverpool vs LASK: Back underway!

21:01 , Jonathan Gorrie

45 mins: The second half is now underway.

Liverpool vs LASK: Europa League as it stands

20:53 , Jonathan Gorrie

Liverpool are going through as group winners, as it stands.

Toulouse are currently drawing 0-0 with Union SG.

Liverpool vs LASK: 0-0 at half-time

20:46 , Jonathan Gorrie

Diaz and Gakpo gave the Reds an early lead but they've since missed more than a few chances.

LASK have caused problems but lack quality in the final third.


20:41 , Jonathan Gorrie

40 mins: Gomez carries the ball through the centre of the pitch but pulls a shot wide.


20:33 , Jonathan Gorrie

32 mins: Tskimikas hits the bar with a brilliant effort from just inside the box, way out on the left.

Would have been some strike...

Liverpool vs LASK: What a game!

20:19 , Jonathan Gorrie

18 mins: LASK are getting in behind fairly often here but Liverpool look as if they'll score with every attack.

Despite the early lead, this game isn't slowing down.

Liverpool vs LASK: GOAL! Cody Gakpo '15

20:16 , Jonathan Gorrie

15 mins: GOAL!

Gakpo taps in Salah's cross after a fine bit of interplay between Diaz and the Dutchman in the build-up.

Liverpool vs LASK: GOAL! Luis Diaz '11

20:12 , Jonathan Gorrie

11 mins: GOAL!

Luis Diaz heads in a cross from Gomez. Fox in the box.


20:11 , Jonathan Gorrie

10 mins: Gakpo snatches at a chance after nice little ball from Elliott, failing to wrap his foot around the ball and slicing a shot wide.

Liverpool vs LASK: Competitive start

20:10 , Jonathan Gorrie

09 mins: Liverpool seeing most of the ball but LASK aren't without their treats going forward.

Liverpool vs LASK: KICK-OFF

20:01 , Jonathan Gorrie

01 mins: Away we go!

Liverpool vs LASK: Warm-ups underway

19:48 , Jonathan Gorrie

A remarkably chilly night on Merseyside..

Liverpool vs LASK: Jurgen Klopp's pre-match message

19:39 , Jonathan Gorrie

“We knew at the start of the season that we would need every player and every person associated with the team to step up when required and this is especially true during a period when we will have a lot of games," he said.

“As ever, we will do this together with each individual being part of the Liverpool collective. This isn’t just the best way – it is the only way. Hopefully it will be good enough tonight.”

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(AFP via Getty Images)

Liverpool vs LASK: Anfield atmosphere one to watch

19:27 , Jonathan Gorrie

Klopp has called on the Liverpool fans to make tonight "horrible" for LASK.

Given Anfiedl's history on these European nights, that seems a fairly realistic request to achieve.

Liverpool vs LASK: Confirmed LASK lineup

19:10 , Jonathan Gorrie

Lawal; Ziereis, Andrade, Talovierov; Stojkovic, Horvath, Ljubic, Bello; Zulj; Usor, Ljubicic

Subs: Siebenhandl, Renner, Kone, Balic, Jovicic, Mustapha, Havel, Ba, Goinginger, Flecker, Luckeneder, Darboe

Liverpool vs LASK: Confirmed Reds lineup

18:56 , Jonathan Gorrie

Liverpool XI: Kelleher; Gomez, Konate, Quansah, Tsimikas; Endo, Gravenberch, Elliott; Diaz, Salah, Gakpo

Subs: Piatluga, Van Dijk, Szoboszlai, Nunez, Mac Allister, Jones, Matip, Chambers, Gordon, Doak, Alexander-Arnold, Bradley

Liverpool vs LASK: How can Liverpool progress tonight?

18:32 , Jonathan Gorrie

Liverpool will be confirmed as in the top two if they avoid defeat by LASK, or if Union SG do not beat Toulouse. The Reds will be confirmed in the round of 16 as group winners if they win and Toulouse do not.

When is Europa League draw? Date, time, teams qualified, play-off seeding and TV channel

17:52 , Jonathan Gorrie

The Europa League group stage is about to reach a frantic finale as clubs battle over not just qualifying for the knockouts, but the right to avoid a potentially tricky play-off tie.

Runners-up of each eight groups will be sent into a match-up against a team demoted from the Champions League, which will be drawn next month.


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(Getty Images)

Liverpool vs LASK: Jurgen Klopp makes request to Reds fans

17:38 , Jonathan Gorrie

Jurgen Klopp has urged Liverpool fans to rouse themselves for Thursday's Europa League meeting with LASK.

The Austrian side travel to Merseyside as hardly a glamour fixture for the Reds, who are set to rotate their team with one hand already on a place in the knockout stages.

Read the full story here!


Liverpool vs LASK: Latest odds

17:34 , Jonathan Gorrie

Liverpool – 2/15

Draw – 15/2

LASK Linz – 14/1

Odds via Betway.

Liverpool vs LASK: Score prediction

17:32 , Jonathan Gorrie

Liverpool will have their eyes firmly fixed on top spot in Group E, meaning they will qualify directly for the last-16 and not have to worry about a knockout play-off fixture in the New Year.

The surprise defeat in France will have wounded Klopp's men, who will be eager to restate their credentials as arguably the best team in this competition against opponents who sit bottom of the group with only one win to their name so far.

It is very hard to look past a comfortable Liverpool victory back at fortress Anfield, where the crowd have been urged to play their part.

Liverpool to win, 3-0.


Liverpool vs LASK: LASK team news

17:32 , Jonathan Gorrie

For LASK, midfielder Ebrima Darboe is out along with defender Philipp Wiesinger and attacker Adil Taoui.

Liverpool team news vs LASK: Alisson and Jota out

17:31 , Jonathan Gorrie

Klopp has confirmed that Liverpool will be without both Alisson and Jota for the games ahead after their respective injuries sustained against City.

Alisson should return at some stage in December with his hamstring issue not as serious as first feared but still "bad enough" according to the boss, though Jota's problem is worse and it remains to be seen at this stage when he will return.

Andy Robertson is still recovering from shoulder surgery, while midfielders Thiago Alcantara and Stefan Bajcetic remain sidelined.


Liverpool vs LASK: TV channel and live stream

17:31 , Jonathan Gorrie

TV channel: In the UK, tonight's game will be televised live on TNT Sports 1, with coverage beginning at 7:45pm - after West Ham's Group A clash with Backa Topola in Serbia.

Live stream: Subscribers can also catch the contest live online via the Discovery+ app and website.

Live blog: You can follow all the action tonight via Standard Sport’s live blog.


17:22 , Jonathan Gorrie

Good evening and welcome to Standard Sport's LIVE coverage of Liverpool's Europa League clash with LASK Linz today.

Kick-off at Anfield is at 8pm GMT.