Liverpool Makes Dramatic Comeback to Secure Victory in Europa League Opener

Liverpool Makes Dramatic Comeback to Secure Victory in Europa League Opener

Liverpool fell behind for the fourth time in five matches this season but fought back to beat LASK 3-1 in Linz to make Jurgen Klopp the first coach to win 50 European games at the Merseyside club.

Faced an early scare but rallied from a goal down to secure a 3-1 victory against Austria’s LASK Linz in their opening match of the Europa League Group E on Thursday.

This marked the Liverpool’s return to the european league, with their last  campaign  occurring in the 2015-16 season, where they ended as runners up with a 3-1 defeat to Sevilla in the final.

In this match, Liverpool appeared unsettled during the first half against the determined hosts, who were participating in the Europa Leaguegroup stage for the third time.

Lask Linz, currently in the third position in the 2022-2023 Austrian Bundesliga, took an unexpected lead in the 14th minute through a spectacular goal by winger Florian Flecker. 

He met with a corner and fired it past Liverpool’s goalkeeper, Caoimhin kelleher.

Liverpool had a promising opportunity to level the score when Darwin Nunez  attempted a close-range header later in the first-half However, the alert  goalkeeper Tobias Lawal denied thier efforts.

The turning point came in the second half when Nunez successfully converted a penalty after Liverpool were awarded the spot-kick when Luis Diazwas fouled inside the box.

Diaz then put Liverpoolin front of 63rd minute with a close range goal, capitalizing on a brilliant cross into the middle of the box by Ryan Gravenberch. 

Mohammed Salah sealed  the victory with a low strike inside the far post just two minutes before the final whistle.