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Liverpool are back in European action; for everyone’s sake thank goodness 

The one thing that this VAR shambles has proved is that a lot of people don’t know the difference between subjective and objective whilst they also don’t care about wanting change in refereeing quality. 

Liverpool were robbed of a perfectly legal goal on Saturday and the controversy is as rife as ever which proves just how catastrophic the error was as it was the first of it’s kind in the VAR era. 

Which proves that the PGMOL need to rethink probably just about everything as their referees still don’t know how to operate it, which is quite frankly embarrassing. 

The fallout from the incompetence has been tedious with a lot of people completely missing the point and just when you think it may die down Jurgen Klopp says that a replay would be the fairest thing to happen which has not resented well to say the least. 

Whether you agree or disagree with that is fine, but he certainly did not demand it. 

One thing it will do though is keep the conversation going and the pressure on the officials as they have not been good enough this season with Howard Webb under serious scrutiny from the football fans who are losing trust with each passing game. 

It is a good job that Liverpool are involved in another game though before everyone goes fully insane as the Europa League is back at Anfield for the first time since 2016. 

Klopp and his side won’t be happy that they are playing in Europe’s second-rate competition but it is a chance for another piece of silverware which they will be taking seriously. 

In their first game against Austrian side LASK Linz they suffered from some complacency as they went a goal down however goals from Darwin Nunez, Luis Diaz and Mo Salah gave the Reds the three points. 

Belgium side Union Saint-Gilloise will be the visitors at Anfield and they will be desperate to show how good they are in what will be one of the biggest games in some of the players careers, which was emphasised by their reaction of delight when they were informed about the group draw. 

The story surrounding the fixture is the battle of the Mac Allister brothers Kevin and Alexis who are in their first seasons at their respective clubs. 

USG, who have a strong affiliation with Brighton due to Tony Bloom, are expected to play in a system with three centre-backs and Kevin Mac Allister should play on the right of that trio. 

Alexis Mac Allister will be one of the first names on the team sheet for Liverpool on the weekend so he will likely be on the bench. 

If he does come on though it will be great to see the brothers go up against one another. 

Dennis Eckert Ayensa is the dangerman for the Belgians with five goals in all competitions so far this campaign however the focus will be on whether their manager Alexander Blessin goes with two out-and-out strikers or with two creative players behind just the one frontman. 

Klopp is expected to make wholesale changes as he has the squad depth available to him thanks to the four midfield signings in the summer. 

Diogo Jota and Curtis Jones are expected to start due to the fact they are both suspended for the Brighton game. 

Caoimhin Kelleher will start for Alisson whilst Jarell Quansah and Ibrahima Konate should be the pair infront of him. 

Trent Alexander-Arnold could be getting his first minutes since the win over Aston Villa. 

It is definitely going to be a fun Liverpool side which is what the group stage of this compeition should be for Liverpool. 

So, even though the Europa League theme tune beckons to echo around the city once again the enthusiasm for Klopp’s reds couldn’t be higher. 

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