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Liverpool will host Belgian KRC Genk on Wednesday evening in the Champions League Group C third round.

Liverpool are third with 3 points, Napoli are top with 4 points, Red Bull Salzburg are second with 3, and Genk has just one point to make.

Mohamed Salah’s return to the Liverpool squad has come back after a shocking absence from the last game against Manchester United due to injury sustained before the international suspension against Leicester City.

Shirdan Shakiri, Joel Matip and Trent Alexander Arnold missed the list due to various injuries.

Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp announced Wednesday evening the official squad to face Belgian KRC Genk in the third round of the Champions League group stage.

The official line-up saw the return of Egyptian star Mohamed Salah after an absence from the last game, which drew Liverpool against Manchester United.

The squad also carried bad news about the absence of the main defenders of the team, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joel Matip, where the first suffered some illness and the second shocked the knee.

Probable Lineup (4-2-3-1): Coucke; Maehle, Lucumi, Cuesta, Uronen; Berge, Hrosovsky; Ito, Hagi, Bongonda; Samatta.

KRC Genk Lineup

Probable Lineup (4-3-3): Alisson; Gomez, Lovren, van Dijk, Robertson; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Fabinho, Milner; Salah, Firmino, Mane.

Liverpool Lineup

Key Stats

This will be the first ever meeting between Genk and Liverpool in any competition.

Genk’s only previous meetings with English opponents in European competition was in the 2011-12 Champions League group stage against Chelsea. The Belgians drew 1-1 at home and lost 5-0 at Stamford Bridge.

Liverpool have won all five of their European Cup/Champions League matches against Belgian teams, keeping five clean sheets in those games.

Should Genk fail to defeat Liverpool, they will set a record for games played in the European Cup/Champions League without winning – they have currently played 14 (W0 D8 L6), level with Floriana FC and Shamrock Rovers.

Liverpool have won only one of their last 10 away UEFA Champions League group stage matches (W1 D3 L6), losing each of the last four in a row.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp’s away win percentage in the UEFA Champions League is 35.5% (11 wins in 31 games), exactly half of his win percentage in home matches (71%, 22 wins in 31).

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