|Pre-Midtjylland prediction: Reds out to score 10,000th goal in club history.|
Liverpool returns home to face Midtjylland on Tuesday on Matchday 2 of the UEFA Champions League. In Group D, the Reds have three points after beating Ajax 1-0 on Matchday 1, while the Danish side is looking for their first points of the competition after a poor 4-0 loss to Atalanta.
Diogo Jota’s winner against Sheffield United last weekend moved the Reds to within one strike of the milestone in all competitions. It could now be reached in the club’s first meeting with aside from Denmark for a quarter of a century. History suggests the 10,000th goal will arrive at Anfield this evening, as Liverpool have won each of their last 11 games played on this date – a run stretching back to 1973.
Liverpool after a not-so-great showing in the 2-1 win over Sheffield United over the weekend, the Reds should get back to their clinical ways here. Expect plenty of possession, plenty of counters and enough clear chances for this to be over 30 minutes in. With the fixture congestion, it may not be all that surprising to see some backups play in this one.
Midtjylland would take a tall task, obviously. The Liverpool attack should be able to put a few past them, just like Atalanta did, and it feels like the only chance the Danish side has is the Reds just having an off day in the attack. They are already in a hole after conceding four in the opener, and winning this game or even getting a point would be one of the more surprising results in the UCL in recent years. They’ll focus on defense, play 10 men behind the ball, and hope for the best.
The Reds run rampant in a match that’s over by halftime: Liverpool 5, Midtjylland 0