Match Today: Liverpool vs Glasgow Rangers 12-10-2022 UEFA Champions League
Liverpool travel to Ibrox to face Rangers in their next Champions League group stage match on Wednesday night.
Liverpool succumbed to a 3-2 defeat to Arsenal at the weekend, and they will be desperate to bounce back with a positive result here. The Reds managed to beat Rangers 2-0 in the reverse game, and they will fantasize about their chances of a good result here. Liverpool are currently second in Group A with six points from three matches.
A win here would give them a great chance of securing their place in the competition's playoffs, especially if other results go their way. Napoli currently leads the group with nine points, and will face Ajax on Wednesday. Ryan Jack and John Lundstram are expected to start from the midfield base. Both players are expected to break Liverpool's play and defend Rangers' four-way defence.
Owner Tillman, Stephen Davis and former Liverpool striker Ryan Kent will start behind the striker. Antonio-Mirko Colac, who has scored nine goals in his last ten games, will lead Rangers' attack against Liverpool.
Liverpool vs Glasgow Rangers
As for Rangers, the hosts have lost all three group matches in the Champions League so far and are in the last place in the group with zero points. The Scottish giants will be looking to salvage some pride here, and they will know that a positive outcome here can keep their European hopes alive.
Ajax is third in the group with three points. If they lose to Napoli and Rangers win their game against Liverpool, the Scottish side may stand a chance of finishing third and dropping the Europa League.
The Scottish giants are likely to continue their usual 4-2-3-1 formation. Veteran goalkeeper Alan McGregor will retain his place among the sticks. In the meantime, defenders should consist of James Tavernier, Conor Goldson, Sands and Borna Parisik.
Glasgow Rangers vs Liverpool
While Rangers have failed to win 26 of their last 29 Champions League matches. Liverpool have scored at least two goals in 13 of their last 16 Champions League matches.
Rangers have failed to score in their last three Champions League matches. Rangers have conceded at least two goals in their last three Champions League matches.
Liverpool have failed to win seven of their 12 matches in all competitions this season. Jurgen Klopp has a long injury list to deal with, too. Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be absent after they were not included in the Champions League squad.
Meanwhile, Luis Diaz, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joel Matip had injuries in the match against Arsenal and are set to miss here. On the positive side, Andrew Robertson is back in full training and could return to the starting line-up. Additionally, Calvin Ramsey, the summer signature, could deputize in Alexander Arnold's absence.
Klopp is likely to continue the 4-4-2 system he used in his last two matches. Ibrahima Konate is expected to feature Virgil van Dijk at the heart of Liverpool's defense in the absence of Matip. Robertson and Ramsey should be included in the starting line-up as full-backs.