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Union Saint-Gilloise vs. Liverpool live stream: How to watch Europa League online, TV channel, odds
Liverpool have the chance to finish their UEFA Europa League group stage campaign on a high when they take on Union Saint-Gilloise on Thursday. The Reds are already off to the round of 16, but the Belgian side are still in the hunt for a spot in the knockout round playoffs. They sit three points behind Toulouse and can overtake them if they win and overcome a plus-two goal differential while Toulouse lose but are assured of at least a spot in the Europa Conference League.
How to watch and odds
Date: Thursday, Dec. 14 | Time: 12:45 p.m. ET
Location: Lotto Park -- Anderlecht, Belgium
Live stream: Paramount+
Odds: Union Saint-Gilloise +143; Draw +280; Liverpool +200
It has not always been straightforward, but Liverpool are in the midst of an impressive run of form. They have won their last four matches and are unbeaten in their last five, scoring 13 times during that stretch. The Reds rose to the top of the Premier League table with a come-from-behind win over Crystal Palace on Saturday and have a chance to rest their top players on Thursday as they begin to mount a title campaign.
Jurgen Klopp has opted to partially rotate throughout the Europa League group stage, but after already claiming a spot in the round of 16 on Matchday 5, he might fully rest his top-tier talent and give some younger players a chance.
Union Saint-Gilloise vs Liverpool projected lineups, team news
Unlike their Premier League opponents, Union Saint-Gilloise should deploy a first-choice lineup knowing they must win to both ensure they remain in Europe and also have a chance at qualifying for the knockout stage.
They will be missing midfielder Charles Vanhoutte who is suspended for yellow-card accumulation, while Kevin Rodriguez could see time, having been rotated through the squad this season at various points. Kevin Mac Allister is likely to take the field, having played against his brother Alexis in the return fixture.
Union Saint-Gilloise projected starting lineup (3-4-3): Moris (GK) — K. Mac Allister, Burgess, Machida — Castro-Montes, Amani, Rasmussen, Lapoussin — K. Rodriguez, Amoura, Nilsson.
Liverpool have a long injury list, as Andrew Robertson, Joel Matip, and Thiago are all missing with various fitness concerns, while Alexis Mac Allister will miss the chance to play against his brother again due to injury. Stefan Bajcetic is expected to return to the fold soon, but is not quite ready yet.
Alisson returned from injury to retake his goalkeeper position against Crystal Palace last time out but will likely see the bench as Caoimhin Kelleher gets another chance in net. Players who could be given a chance here include Curtis Jones, Harvey Elliott, Ben Doak, and Jarrell Quansah alongside a few other youngsters who have seen fringe time this season.
Liverpool projected starting lineup (4-3-3): Kelleher (GK) — Bradley, Quansah, Konate, Chambers — C. Jones, Endo, Elliott — Doak, Nunez, L. Diaz.
A rotated Liverpool team might give Union their best chance to advance to the next round but likely could still pose a threat since a handful of players have already gotten their feet wet in Europa League play. Expect Klopp's side to do some damage, but perhaps not go all the way in a game that matters little to them. Pick: Union Saint-Gilloise 1, Liverpool 1