There will be no calls to replay this game but Jürgen Klopp got what he needed from the visit of Union Saint-Gilloise nonetheless. Liverpool returned to winning ways with a minimum of fuss and without being dragged into any controversies that might dominate the football agenda for the next five days. The Europa League served as a release.
A modest Liverpool performance was notable for the first goal of Ryan Gravenberch’s Anfield career plus a vibrant, threatening contribution from the deadline day signing from Bayern Munich. Diogo Jota buried the frustration of his harsh red card at Tottenham – or incorrect red card according to the Premier League’s key match incidents panel – with a clinical second to seal victory in stoppage time. Union threatened to punish a subdued second-half display from Klopp’s team but the tournament favourites are easing towards the knockout stage after only two matches.
Written by Andy Hunter at Anfield
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2023/oct/05/liverpool-union-saint-gilloise-europa-league-match-report under the title “Gravenberch grabs first Liverpool goal in fuss-free win over Union Saint-Gilloise”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.