There is also some speculation that Alberto Moreno could be in line to start at left back ahead of Joe Gomez, who has looked shaky defensively the past few games and capped things off with a terribly timed challenge that gave Manchester United a penalty and their third goal on Saturday.
The last time Liverpool travelled to Bordeaux, it was on an adventure under Rafa Benitez that saw them reach the Champions League Final in 2007 in which AC Milan exacted revenge for Istanbul. Hopefully that will get us a result.
The 19-year-old centre-back has been at Liverpool since he was 11-years-old having moved from Crumlin United.
Manager Willy Sagnol took charge of the French outfit in 2014 after a spell as France Under-21 coach. He is expected to field the same lineup that started in the 2-2 draw against PSG with Crivelli up front.
A number of promising Liverpool youngsters have been included in the squad, including midfielders Jordan Rossiter, Pedro Chirivella, Adam Phillips and Cameron Brannagan, as well as defenders Conor Randall and Daniel Cleary. Lallana could make the bench for Thursday’s fixture. The Reds will travel to France to kick off their Europa League group against Ligue 1 side Bordeaux. Liverpool were runners-up in the competition that year.
The Merserseysiders will begin their Europe campaign on Thursday night (17 September) with a trip to Bordeaux before four consecutive games at Anfield against Norwich, Carlisle United (League Cup), Aston Villa and FC Sion (Europa League).
Already in their first European contest of the season, the Reds manager is looking to refresh the squad that has suffered defeat in the previous two league matches.
“We’ll need the same type of effort as we had in Paris and try to have a bit more of the ball to put them in trouble”. The former Charlton star was never really given a consistent chance to show what he was capable of for the Reds and has since started to live up to the potential that was evident during his days at Anfield.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has highlighted where he wants his side to improve this season.
With such a talented man like Jurgen Klopp out of a job, Liverpool’s poor start to the season has meant that Rodgers, formerly of Swansea, has been under some tough scrutiny.
“It’s a long run, it’s a lot of games, I’m not so sure if I’m a fan of the structure of the Europa League, but once you get to the nitty gritty of the last eight it’s obviously a competition worth winning and Liverpool have got a history of winning it”.