Liverpool vs LASK LIVE: Europa League score and updates as Luis Diaz and Cody Gakpo put hosts 2-0 ahead

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Liverpool are back in Europa League action as they host Austrian side LASK an Anfield this evening hoping to get back to winning ways after a shock defeat to Toulouse in their last European outing.

The Reds are top of Group E with nine points from their four matches and have a two-point buffer over the French side in second. Jurgen Klopp will have his sights set on topping the table and moving straight into the round of 16. Victory tonight would secure Liverpool’s place in that stage if Toulouse also lose to Union Saint-Gilloise but that is not a guarantee.

First the need to get past LASK who are currently third in the Austrian Bundesliga. They will come to Anfield with some confidence having beaten Union Saint-Gilloise 3-0 last time out but that was their first win of the Europa League this season. Can they cause a shock on Merseyside tonight?

Follow all the action as Liverpool host LASK plus get the latest odds and tips right here:

Liverpool 2-0 LASK

21’ Salah drives into the box, but has the ball taken off him and kicked behind just at the last minute.

Liverpool 2-0 LASK

20’ Liverpool have had just the two attempts on target and both have found the back of the net, that is some conversion rate.

Liverpool 2-0 LASK

18’ Tsmikas has to clear off the line at the other end and there is so much happening in this match, it’s been really end-to-end so far.

Liverpool look like scoring with every opportunity they get forward however.

GOAL! Gakpo scores! Liverpool 2-0 LASK

16’ GOAL! Liverpool have a second!

Cody Gakpo has got on the scoresheet with his fifth of the season, Mohamed Salah was on hand to play the ball across the box to the forward who made no mistakes, and this is setting up to be a memorable night for those in red.

Liverpool 1-0 LASK

12’ GOAL! Diaz started the move initially with a play out to Gomez, but runs in to meet the cross in the centre of the box and wrong-footed the goalkeeper with his late run.

His first Anfield goal since August.

GOAL! Diaz scores! Liverpool 1-0 LASK

12’ GOAL! Liverpool take the lead through Luis Diaz!

Liverpool 0-0 LASK

11’ Gakpo has a chance, but just snatched at it and couldn’t wrap his foot around it, sending the ball flying high over the bar.

That was arguably Liverpool’s best chance of the match so far.

Liverpool 0-0 LASK

9’ The travelling LASK fans are in good voice in the cold air at Anfield, and their side have taken the game to Liverpool so far, while the home side have found all their attacks blocked.

Liverpool 0-0 LASK

7’ LASK have their first corner, it comes out and they try to create something but the looped cross goes straight to the goalkeeper.

Liverpool 0-0 LASK

6’ No real chances yet, but Liverpool are probing and have been winning the ball consistently high in the field, Salah almost creates an opening despite having four men around him but LASK clear.

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