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Genk vs. Liverpool Match Preview: Reds looking to lay down a marker in Belgium

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Liverpool have been far from convincing in the defence of their Champions League crown. Defeat in their opening group game against Napoli was followed up with a shaky win over Salzburg, during which the Reds squandered a three goal lead before Mo Salah popped up with a winner to secure a much needed three points.

On Wednesday Klopp’s side travel to Genk looking to end a trend that has seen them win just one of their last ten Champions League group stage games. A staggering statistic considering their success in the competition over the last two years.

Genk v Liverpool Odds – Mo Salah to fire Reds to victory?

In reality Liverpool should put Genk to the sword, but as we all know football can be a funny old game and nothing is certain.

The Belgium side, perhaps, shouldn’t be under estimated. After all they did draw with Napoli last time out and have recorded four consecutive home draws in the Champions League, though they’re yet to record a win in Europe’s elite competition.

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Mo Salah could return to the Liverpool line against Genk tonight

Mo Salah could return from injury. The Egypt international missed Liverpool’s draw at Old Trafford on Sunday, and he’s 5/6 to score anytime and 10/3 to score first.

Liverpool have been iffy at the back, and it would be no surprise to see Genk on the scoresheet. The Belgium side have scored at least once in 30 of their last 32 European games. Both teams to score is 20/21, while both teams to score and Liverpool to win is 15/8.

That said, only one of Liverpool’s last five away matches has seen over 2.5 goals. Under 2.5 goals is 15/8.

Whataretheodds spokesman Spencer James said:

“This should be a routine victory for Liverpool despite their torrid away record in the Champions League group stage. After a lacklustre display against United I can see the Reds making a real statement here.”

Genk are as big as 10/1 to record their first ever Champions League win, the draw is 11/2 and Liverpool are as short as 2/7 to make it back to back wins in Europe.

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