By Lee Dover
A crisis at Liverpool? What crisis. Since the Reds lost 2-1 at home to bitter rivals Manchester United they’ve remained unbeaten in the Premier League.
And the Anfield club are not faring too badly in the Europa League either ahead of Thursday night’s clash with Swiss side Young Boys that could decide their fate in the competition. Win and they are strong favourites to go through. Lose and it could be game over.
Both teams are joint-second in Group A with Young Boys ahead of tonight’s clash.
Jamie Carragher is expected to take over the captain’s armband with Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez likely to start on the bench. If Suarez starts the Uruguayan hitman is worth a punt to be the game’s first goalscorer at 13/5 and to score at anytime at 4/7.
The star striker has accounted for 59 per cent of Liverpool’s league goals so far this season and tops the Premier League top-scorer list after his brace against Wigan last weekend.
The Swiss underdogs have everything to play for though as a defeat will dump them out of the Europa League. And their position in the Swiss Super League leaves them vulnerable to missing out on automatic qualification.
They’ve nothing to lose and that could make them dangerous.