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Liverpool face Genk tonight

Published : 22 Oct 2019 05:52 PM | Updated : 03 Sep 2020 11:55 PM

Liverpool will resume their search for an elusive away Champions League group stage win on Wednesday night when they take on Genk at the Luminus Arena, agencies reports.

The two sides are meeting for the first time ever, with Liverpool second in Group E while Genk are bottom having only accrued one point from their opening two games.

Liverpool's major fitness concern surrounds Salah, who picked up an ankle injury against Leicester City before the international break and subsequently missed Sunday's trip to Old Trafford. The fact that his shirt had been hung up in the dressing room was a piece of subterfuge from the Reds, but also suggests that he is not too far from a return and he could be available for this match.

Should Salah fall short then he will likely be replaced by Divock Origi, who spent nine years in Genk's youth system before joining Lille in 2010.

Xherdan Shaqiri is the only other injury doubt for the visitors after Alisson Becker and Joel Matip both returned from their respective absences against United on Sunday. There is a chance that Klopp could use this game to make changes with one eye on the matches coming up, and if that is the case then the likes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Naby Keita.