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Champions League 2020-21 Preview: FC Midtjylland vs Liverpool

After their emphatic Home win over Wolverhampton Wanderers Fc in the Premier League, the reigning English and World Champions Liverpool Fc are due to play their Last Champions League 2020-21 Group D Match against the hosts FC Midtjylland.

Date: 09 December 2020 (Wednesday) ; Time: 5:55 p.m (BST) kick-off ; Venue: Herning, Denmark.

Regardless of the outcomes in Group D, Liverpool Fc (The Reds) had already secured their passage to the Champions League Round of 16 Stage as Group D Winners following their narrow win over the Visitors AFC Ajax last week.

Given that the next Match against the hosts FC Midtjylland will be inconsequential, so there might be a likelihood that Jürgen Klopp as usual might rest some of his Key Players that played against the Visitors Wolverhampton Wanderers Fc and heavily rotate the Squad.

Players like Takumi Minamino, Konstantinos Tsimikas and Reds Academy Players like Rhys Williams are likely to feature as such. Adrián might also be given the nod as the Reds Goalkeeper for the Match.

Also, in their last encounter; the Reds beat FC Midtjylland 2-0 at Anfield.

 

Reds Team Injuries and Suspensions: Alisson Becker is currently recovering from his hamstring injury and was ruled out since the Ajax Home Fixture.

Since sustaining his hamstring injury during the Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club Away Match, James Milner is ruled out for the foreseeable future.

Xheridan Shaqiri continues to be ruled out for an indeterminate period after sustaining his leg muscle injury while on international duty with Switzerland.

After undergoing successful surgeries on their injured knees, the Defensive Duo Joe Gomez and Virgil Van Dijk are sidelined for an indeterminate period.

The Club are reluctant to set any timescale for the return of Van Dijk, Gomez and Shaqiri.

Thiago Alcântara is currently recovering from his knee injury sustained during the Everton Away Match and the Spaniard is likely to be ruled for the remainder of this year.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is edging closer to full fitness after picking up an injury during the Preseason in Austria and it is just a matter of time, when the Englishman will return back to the squad.

 

Verdict: With nothing to lose and especially playing at Home, FC Midtjylland can prove to be a plucky opponent for the Reds. So, the Reds can surely expect a spirited performance from the Hosts.

However, the Reds can play with no pressure as they already secured their passage to the Champions League Round of 16 Stage.

 

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