With eight Champions League teams crashing the Europa League party next round, Liverpool will want to wrap Group B with a win today over Sion. The standings are tight on the final day of group play, with Swiss opponent Sion also looking for a win and the top spot.
Liverpool will welcome back Coutinho to the lineup, but they’re still not close to full strength. Daniel Sturridge had briefly returned to the roster last week, but is once again unavailable after a hamstring injury. The knock occurred during Sunday’s loss at St. James Park- their second loss in their previous four BPL fixtures.
Jordan Ibe is sick and will also miss today’s match.
With a spot clinched and injuries piling, expect to see fresh, young faces in today’s lineup. Jordan Rossiter, Brad Smith, and Connor Randall are all expected to appear in today’s squad.
Sion trail Liverpool by one point, but things are tight with Rubin Kazan and Bordeaux in the standings. A point alone may not be good enough to qualify, and if Rubin can take a lead in France, Sion might need a positive goal differential to guarantee their place in the knockout stage.
Here are the basics:
DATE: December 10, 2015
CHANNEL: Fox Sports 1
KICKOFF TIME: 2:45 p.m. Eastern
LOCATION: Stade de Tourbillon
LIVE STREAM: Click here for all the live stream information.
Liverpool: Mignolet, Clyne, Toure, Lovren, Smith, Henderson, Milner, Can, Lallana, Firmino, Origi
Sion: Vanins, Ziegler, Lacroix, Ruefli, Zverotic, Kouassi, Salatic, Pa Modou, Fernandes, Carlitos, Assifuah
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