Lyon Take 2

So after throwing away some valid points at Anfield last time out it is of utmost importance that tomorrow we come away with 3 points. A draw would not mathematically put us out of the situation but boy would that be a mountain to climb.

With injuries/absences galore, the news that Torres appears to also have surgery and just that negative vibe lurking around the place this will prove to be a tough away trip for the lads.

We currently sit on 3 points in the group putting us in third place. A win along with a Fiorentina win would not change our positioning but if we succeed and Fiorentina get anything less than a win we move second so it is a massive game in terms of group positioning. Not forgetting that first point of call is to qualify but we realistically need to try and aim for top spot to avoid the big boys next draw. Although for now setting our sights to qualify is all we need to do, any improvement is a bonus.

The stats are relatively similar to the last time out, Lyon's top goalscorer is still Gomis, he has added another goal to his total since we last met. Lyon also remain in the top three of the French Ligue currently placed 2nd.

As for form (all competitions);

Lyon = WLWLW
Liverpool = LLWLL

So we know what is at stake and we know what the task ahead is but can we do it? I feel as though if the 12th man can get right behind the team in Lyon tomorrow and really get an atmosphere going, along with that belief we can come back with the favoured result.

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