Toulouse v Liverpool LIVE: Europa League updates as Luis Diaz starts after kidnapped father freed

Liverpool manager addresses Luis Diaz’s kidnapped father and goal in 1-1 game against Luton Town

Liverpool can secure progress to the knockout stages of the Europa League if they achieve a fourth straight win in Group E this evening.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have beaten Toulouse, LASK and Union Saint Gilloise and travel to face the French side in the return fixture.

Toulouse have struggled domestically this season and go into the match 14th in Ligue 1, having managed just two wins in 11 matches, but they are second in the Group E with four points.

When the sides met at Anfield, Darwin Nunez starred and Mohamed Salah netted off the bench in a 5-1 hammering, which included Wataru Endo’s first goal for the club. While the temptation for Klopp may be to rotate once more, getting progression wrapped up early would leave two matches where more changes can be made and opportunities handed to fringe players.

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Toulouse 0-0 Liverpool

4’ Another long ball towards Diaz, this one gets there and he has the ball on the touchline and draws the free kick.

It’s the first chance for Liverpool in a dangerous position between the edge of the box and the touchline…

Gomez gets a touch! But it’s off the crossbar, a good early start from Liverpool.

Sonia Twigg9 November 2023 17:49


Toulouse 0-0 Liverpool

2’ A long ball from Elliott searches out Diaz, but it’s just slightly too long for him and trickles through to the goalkeeper.

Sonia Twigg9 November 2023 17:48


Liverpool 0-0 Toulouse

1’ Toulouse have kicked the game underway

Sonia Twigg9 November 2023 17:46


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Ben Doak gets his third Liverpool start before his 18th birthday, and Joe Gomez is captain. The match is almost underway.

Sonia Twigg9 November 2023 17:45


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The Liverpool winger’s father Luis Manuel Diaz has been freed by Colombia’s National Liberation Army (ELN), 13 days after was seized by gunmen along with Diaz’s mother, Cilenis Marulanda, who was freed by police within hours.

Sonia Twigg9 November 2023 17:42


Liverpool vs Toulouse

We’re less than 5 minutes away from the early Europa League kick off in Toulouse and here are some shots of the players warming up:

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Sonia Twigg9 November 2023 17:40


Liverpool vs Toulouse

Kelleher on Diaz: “That’s our teammate, that’s our brother, it’s hard with the situation that he’s in, but all we can do and we’ve tried to do is just be there for him and be around him and help him and support him however we can.

“To be coming in every day with the situation that’s going on I have so much respect for him and I think it was a nice moment for him to get that goal at the weekend.

“I think it (football) is just a distraction for him at the moment to be able to come in for a few hours every day with the lads.

“I think the whole team was delighted when he got that call.”

Sonia Twigg9 November 2023 17:35


Liverpool vs Toulouse

Caoimhin Kelleher told TNT Sports: “I think last season I didn’t have too many games so it was hard to keep up that match sharpness but this season I’ve had a few games already so that sharpness is already there.

“Obviously just trying to train as hard as I can every day as well and that prepares me.”

On being Alisson’s number two: “I’ve worked with him a good few years now so I feel like I’ve learned a lot from him.

“He’s the perfect person to train with every day because he’s the best in my opinion so obviously just watching him and trying to learn from him week in and week out is good for my development.”

Sonia Twigg9 November 2023 17:30


Liverpool vs Toulouse

Klopp on his team selection aside from Diaz: “We wasted energy in that energy.

“I want to see an improvement that’s clear. Beside that you can see that Toulouse chose the same team that played us there (Anfield) – it’s probably their best side so we can seize the chance and make a big stand but we have to be ready for that.

“Anything can happen, they can go for us, high press, all these kind of things, they can try absolutely everything, all they can to get a result somehow.

“But we have to concentrate on our own performance and that means that we have to make sure that we play a really good football game.

“First and foremost (we have to have) a real compactness, a real discipline and from there we go.”

Sonia Twigg9 November 2023 17:25


Liverpool vs Toulouse

Onto the match itself and here’s how to watch it on TV:

Liverpool can wrap up progress to the Europa League knock-out stages if they pick up a fourth straight win in Group E on Thursday evening.

The Reds have beaten each of LASK, Union St. Gilloise and Toulouse and now play the return fixture against the latter, with the French club second in the group on four points and stuttering domestically, sat 14th in Ligue 1 after just two wins in 11 this term.

Sonia Twigg9 November 2023 17:15


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