Liverpool Goes Top Of Group After Beating Genk As Man City Battle Loom

Liverpool Goes Top Of Group After Beating Genk, Man City Battle Loom - Surge Zirc SA
Georgino Wijnaldum became the first Dutch player to score a Champions League goal in each of his last three seasons

Champions League title defenders Liverpool have in their usual way knocked down Genk in a 2-1 victory at Anfield on Tuesday. Liverpool have lost only one match at the opening Group E game, when they played with Napoli. And that is the only match they have loss in any competition this season.

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Jurgen Klopp’s side have bagged three straight wins to head towards the knockout stages.

Georginio Wijnaldum penetrated into the roof of the net from close range just after captain Sebastian Dewaest fumbled with clearing James Milner’s low cross.

With Liverpool relenting from developing their 14th-minute lead, Genk’s Tanzanian striker Mbwana Samatta brilliantly moved towards an equaliser at the near post from a corner five minutes before half-time whistle sounded.

After scoring double in Belgium when Genk were defeated 4-1 on 23 October, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was the match-winner early in the second half, spinning and converting a low strike into the bottom corner.

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The Reds have after beating Genk moved to the top of the group ahead of Serie A side Napoli, who were detained to a 1-1 draw by Red Bull Salzburg.

After defeating Genk Liverpool looks forward to the biggest challenge of the season which is playing Premier League crowned king Manchester City on Sunday.

Liverpool boss Klopp kept a better part of his squad to rest in preparation for the Sunday match, the part include captain Jordan Henderson, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Andy Robertson.

Sources: BBC, SurgeZirc UK Sport

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