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Liverpool stages comeback, defeats LASK 3-1 in Europa League


Liverpool overcame an early scare to come from a goal down and beat LASK 3-1 in their opening Europa League Group E match on Thursday.

Florian Flecker gave the Austrian hosts the lead in the 14th minute, but Darwin Nunez pulled Liverpool level from the penalty spot just after the hour mark.

Luis Diaz put the Reds ahead with a fine finish from Ryan Gravenberch’s cross before Mohamed Salah wrapped up the points in the 88th minute.

The result means Liverpool remain unbeaten this season and get their Europa League campaign off to a strong start.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp made 11 changes to the side that beat Wolves in the Premier League on Saturday, with only goalkeeper Alisson Becker retaining his place.

The Reds struggled to find their rhythm in the early stages and were stunned when Flecker curled a superb shot into the top corner from outside the box.

However, Liverpool responded well and equalized through Nunez after Luis Diaz was fouled in the penalty area.

Liverpool dominated the second half and created several chances, with Diaz going close several times.

The Reds finally got their reward in the 63rd minute when Diaz finished a flowing move with a clinical strike.

Salah then put the game beyond doubt in the 88th minute with a neat finish from close range.

Liverpool return to Premier League action on Sunday when they host West Ham at Anfield.

The Reds are unbeaten in all competitions this season and will aim to extend their winning run to five matches.


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