One for the history books - Liverpool take on Rangers this evening.

This evening, Liverpool welcome Rangers to Anfield for the first time in their history. These two sides have never met in a European competition, although they have met once in their history. A game back in October of 2011 saw Rangers scrape a 1-0 victory at the Ibrox against Liverpool, but that is the only time these two have met.



Both sides in recent years have been one of the leading runners in their respective leagues, Liverpool narrowly missing out on becoming Champions League winners and Rangers coming up short against Frankfurt in the Europa League means both sides came away with no European success last season.



Liverpool will be looking to make it two wins in a row after beating Ajax before the international break, Rangers will look to bounce back if they want any chance of progressing into the knockout stages after losing their first two fixtures.


With Napoli and Ajax facing each other back-to-back in the next two matchdays, Klopp will be targeting six points from their two matches against the Scottish Premiership and Europa League runners-up, who undoubtedly represent the weakest team in the group.



The weekends recent results will potentially give Rangers hope after they dispatched of Hearts, beating them 4-0 away from home on the weekend. Liverpool were able to overcome their 2-0 deficit but were unable to hold on to their lead as Trossard scored three at Anfield Saturday.


Jurgen Klopp will look to make changes to their starting XI that faced Brighton on the weekend. Andy Robertson will miss out on this fixture due to a knee issue but will look to travel for the fixture against Arsenal Sunday.



Another who will miss out is Ibrahima Konate. Although he is back in training after his knee injury that hampered him, it‘s too early to call when he will be available for selection.


Rangers will travel without Sands, who must serve a one-match suspension following his dismissal against Napoli, with former Liverpool centre-back Ben Davies likely to partner Conor Goldson at the heart of the defence. This will be the first time Ben Davies will play at Anfield but in opposing colours.



Morelos could find himself back in the side to provide Rangers with another option upfront, but we will find out this evening who will come out on top.


Klopp's side are clearly lacking confidence at present after a poor start to the season, but Tuesday's tie could be the start of a long road to recovery for them.


Liverpool possible starting lineup: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Tsimikas; Fabinho, Arthur, Thiago; Salah, Nunez, Diaz


Rangers possible starting lineup: McGregor; Tavernier, Goldson, Davies, Barisic; Lundstram, Davis, Jack; Tillman, Morelos, Kent

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