Cody Gakpo’s double fired Liverpool into the Europa League last 16 as they routed LASK 4-0, while Brighton advanced to the knockout round with a 1-0 win at AEK Athens on Thursday.
Liverpool and their Premier League counterparts West Ham United and Brighton can all clinch spots in the knockout phase of the Europa League this Thursday with a round of group games to spare, while troubled Ajax face elimination from the competition.
Israeli club Maccabi Haifa’s Europa League match against Rennes next week has been moved from Belgrade to the Puskas Arena in Budapest, UEFA announced on Thursday.
Luis Diaz started for Liverpool hours after his kidnapped father was released but lost 3-2 to Toulouse on Thursday as West Ham ensured they have European football in 2024 and Leverkusen progress.
Liverpool eased Toulouse aside 5-1 to register a third straight Europa League win Thursday, while Brighton beat ailing Dutch giants Ajax for the club’s first ever victory in continental competition.
Liverpool’s home meeting with Toulouse on Thursday might not be their biggest European game of recent seasons, but the match offers a chance for a figure who was once highly influential on Merseyside to return to Anfield.
Sevilla sacked coach Jose Luis Mendilibar on Sunday after a poor start to the season.
Liverpool closed in on the Europa League knockout rounds with a 2-0 win over Union Saint-Gilloise on Thursday, while Brighton fought back to secure their first European point in a thrilling 2-2 draw at Marseille.
Ryan Gravenberch scored his first goal for Liverpool in a 2-0 win against Union St.-Gilloise in a Europa League match at Anfield on Thursday.
After Jurgen Klopp became the first Liverpool manager to win 50 European games on Thursday night he insisted “everybody will hate it.”