MATCH PREVIEW: Liverpool V Augsburg

It's another Europa League fixture for Liverpool on Thursday evening as the Reds aim to capitalise on a 0-0 draw collected in the first leg. With one eye on that all important League Cup final at Wembley on Sunday, Jurgen Klopp may opt to field a slightly altered XI in a match that Liverpool should on paper be able to win.

Image via skysports.com: Kolo Toure shows his frustration against Augsburg

Injuries

Liverpool's injury situation is much the same with the likes of Martin Skrtel, Joe Allen and Adam Lallana and Stewart still on the injury list. On a positive note some videos emerged of Danny Ings on the recovery path this week, however the forward isn't expected to be back for some time.

For Augsburg it looks as though both Ho-Hong and Feulner will be unavailable but the real blow is the doubt hanging over the fitness of Raul Bobadilla who is Augsburg's top goalscorer this season. The attacker has apparently suffered a muscle tear and will be subject to a late fitness test.

Last Match

The match in Germany was a dire one to say the least, both sides were unable to find the back of the net with Liverpool perhaps minimally taking the best of the chances. Daniel Sturridge once again looked lively but it was a frustrating evening for Jurgen Klopp who only had the clean sheet really to hold on to as a positive.

Form

Liverpool have won just one of their last six games in all competitions, a feat match by Augsburg. While the Reds picked up an emphatic win over Aston Villa, the German's victory came against Hannover, a 1-0 win.

Betting

A straight win for Liverpool is currently at 4/9 with Paddy Power while odds of 2/1 exist for Augsburg to qualify for the next round.

If you fancy a big win for the Reds you can get odds of 10/1 for 3-0.

In terms of goalscorers, Daniel Sturridge is down at 16/5 for first goalscorer with Divock Origi currently priced at 9/2.

Enjoy the match folks, wherever you are watching!

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