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UEFA Champions League: Liverpool FC - KRC Genk Match press kits

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Liverpool FCLiverpool FCAnfield - LiverpoolTuesday 5 November 2019
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Group E - Matchday 4
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Champions League
23/10/2019GSKRC Genk - Liverpool FC1-4
GenkOdey 88; Oxlade-Chamberlain 2, 57, Mané 77, Salah 87
Liverpool FC000011000000110041
KRC Genk100100000000100114

Liverpool FC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
27/08/2008QR3Liverpool FC - R. Standard de Liège1-0
agg 1-0 (aet)
LiverpoolKuyt 118 ET
13/08/2008QR3R. Standard de Liège - Liverpool FC0-0Liege
UEFA Champions League
01/11/2005GSLiverpool FC - RSC Anderlecht3-0
LiverpoolMorientes 34, Luis García 61, Cissé 89
19/10/2005GSRSC Anderlecht - Liverpool FC0-1
BrusselsCissé 20
UEFA Super Cup
19/12/1978R1Liverpool FC - RSC Anderlecht2-1
agg: 3-4
LiverpoolHughes 13, Fairclough 85; Van Der Elst 71
04/12/1978R1RSC Anderlecht - Liverpool FC3-1
BrusselsVercauteren 17, Van Der Elst 38, Rensenbrink 87; Case 27
European Champions Clubs' Cup
10/05/1978FLiverpool FC - Club Brugge1-0
LondonDalglish 64
19/05/1976FClub Brugge - Liverpool FC1-1
agg: 3-4
BrugesLambert 11 (P); Keegan 15
28/04/1976FLiverpool FC - Club Brugge3-2
LiverpoolR. Kennedy 60, Case 62, Keegan 65 (P); Lambert 5, Cools 12
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
15/12/1965R1R. Standard de Liège - Liverpool FC1-2
agg: 2-5
LiegeClaessen 43; Hunt 51, St. John 57
01/12/1965R1Liverpool FC - R. Standard de Liège3-1
LiverpoolLawler 27, 50, Thompson 60; Storme 57
European Champions Clubs' Cup
16/12/1964R1RSC Anderlecht - Liverpool FC0-1
agg: 0-4
BrusselsHunt 89
25/11/1964R1Liverpool FC - RSC Anderlecht3-0
LiverpoolSt. John 10, Hunt 43, Yeats 49

KRC Genk - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
01/11/2011GSKRC Genk - Chelsea FC1-1GenkVossen 61; Ramires 26
19/10/2011GSChelsea FC - KRC Genk5-0
LondonRaul Meireles 8, Torres 11, 27, Ivanović 42, Kalou 72
Liverpool FC5500641132101411212610
KRC Genk2011100100003012210

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Match background Only this chapter

Having ended their losing away streak in the UEFA Champions League group stage at Genk last time out, a repeat performance on home soil, where they have a 100% success rate against Belgian opposition, will put Liverpool in a strong position to progress from Group E.

• The holders had lost four successive away group games before the trip to Belgium, but an Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain goal early in each half put them in control, Sadio Mané and Mohamed Salah both striking in the closing stages. Although the last word went to the home side, Stephen Odey scoring an 88th-minute consolation, it could not spare Genk a record home defeat in the UEFA Champions League.

• Liverpool are second in the standings on six points, one behind Napoli and three above Salzburg; Genk have one point.

Highlights: Genk 1-4 Liverpool

Form guide
• The holders opened their defence of the trophy with a 2-0 loss at Napoli before edging out Salzburg in a seven-goal thriller, eventually prevailing 4-3 in a game in which they had led 3-0.

• Jürgen Klopp's team lost all three away games in last season's group stage, but were rescued by three wins at Anfield as they edged out Napoli on goal difference. They then beat Bayern München 3-1 away in the second leg of their round of 16 tie, going through by the same aggregate score, before ousting Porto 6-1 over two legs in the quarter-finals (2-0 h, 4-1 a). The journey looked to be over when the Reds went down 3-0 at Barcelona in the semi-final first leg, but two goals apiece from Georginio Wijnaldum and Divock Origi sealed a rousing second-leg turnaround, before Salah and Origi secured the club's sixth European Cup with a 2-0 final defeat of Tottenham in Madrid.

• Liverpool had won five successive home UEFA Champions League fixtures, beating Paris Saint-Germain (3-2), Crvena zvezda (4-0) and, decisively, Napoli (1-0) in last season's group stage, before drawing 0-0 against Bayern in the round of 16 first leg; they have won all three matches at Anfield since, and are unbeaten in 23 European home matches (W17 D6), since a 3-0 loss to Real Madrid on 22 October 2014. The 4-3 win against Salzburg was the first time they had conceded in six UEFA Champions League games at Anfield.

Oxlade-Chamberlain glad to be back

• The Reds have won their last six home matches in the UEFA Champions League group stage, scoring 22 goals.

• This is Liverpool's first home game against a Belgian club since a 1-0 extra-time win against Standard Liège in the 2008/09 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round second leg, Dirk Kuyt scoring the only goal of the tie in the 118th minute at Anfield.

• The win in Genk made it five victories in their last six matches against Belgian opponents (D1), since a 3-1 loss at Anderlecht in the 1978 UEFA Super Cup first leg, a tie Liverpool lost 4-3 on aggregate. That is Liverpool's sole defeat in a match with a Belgian club; their record otherwise is W11 D2 with wins in all six matches at Anfield, scoring 15 goals and conceding only four.

• Liverpool's second European Cup was secured with a 1-0 win against Club Brugge at Wembley in May 1978; they had beaten the same opponents over two legs of the UEFA Cup final two years earlier (3-2 h, 1-1 a).

• Premier League runners-up in 2018/19, finishing a single point behind Manchester City, Liverpool are in the UEFA Champions League group stage for the 12th time; they have only failed to progress to the last 16 or further three times.

Matchday 2 highlights: Liverpool 4-3 Salzburg

• Liverpool have already claimed European silverware this term, beating Chelsea 5-4 on penalties after a 2-2 draw in the UEFA Super Cup in Istanbul.

• Genk opened with a 6-2 defeat at Salzburg, their heaviest loss in continental competition since a 7-0 defeat at Valencia in the UEFA Champions League group stage in November 2011 – their biggest European defeat. The Belgian side held Napoli 0-0 on Matchday 2, but the home defeat by Liverpool means they have conceded 14 goals in their last four European fixtures, scoring four.

• Belgian champions for the fourth time in 2018/19, Genk have qualified automatically for the UEFA Champions League group stage for the first time, their previous appearances, in 2002/03 and 2011/12, having both involved at least one qualifying tie.

Watch Genk lose at Salzburg in first away game

• The Belgian club are still awaiting their first victory in the UEFA Champions League proper. In 2002/03 they drew four of their six matches but still finished bottom of a section involving Real Madrid, Roma and AEK Athens; eight years later, they drew all three home games but lost all their away matches in a section also including Chelsea, Bayer Leverkusen and Valencia.

• Genk have played more UEFA Champions League group stage matches without a win (15) than any other participating team.

• Genk have lost their last five UEFA Champions League away matches, qualifying included, going down at Chelsea (0-5), Valencia (0-7) and Salzburg (2-6) in the three most recent. A 1-0 success at Sarajevo in the 2007/08 second qualifying round second leg – a tie they lost on away goals having gone down 2-1 at home – is their sole away win in the competition (D3 L8), with nine goals scored and 39 conceded.

• In 2018/19 Genk won all six qualifying matches to reach the UEFA Europa League group stage – scoring 22 goals in the process – where they finished ahead of Malmö, Beşiktaş and Sarpsborg. Slavia Praha proved too strong in the round of 32, however, the Czech club winning 4-1 at the KRC Genk Arena after a goalless draw in Prague.

Highlights: Genk 0-0 Napoli

• Genk have won six of their last 12 European games on the road, losing only three.

• This is only Genk's fourth match against Premier League opponents; they held eventual winners Chelsea 1-1 at home in the 2011/12 UEFA Champions League group stage, having gone down 5-0 on their only previous visit to England.

Links and trivia
• Liverpool striker Origi spent nine years in Genk's youth system before signing for LOSC Lille in May 2010. He has won 27 caps for Belgium, scoring three goals, but has never played professionally for a club in his homeland.

• Ianis Hagi scored Romania's second goal in a 4-2 win against England at this summer's UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

Latest news

• Sadio Mané's next appearance in UEFA club competition will be his 50th.

• Liverpool have won ten of their 11 Premier League matches this season, the exception a 1-1 draw at Manchester United on 20 October. That ended the Merseyside club's run of 17 successive Premier League victories, one short of Manchester City's top-flight record.

• On Saturday the Reds came from behind to win 2-1 at Aston Villa, Andrew Robertson scoring an 87th-minute equaliser – his first Premier League goal since 13 May 2018 – before Mané's winner four minutes into added time.

• Liverpool are unbeaten in 28 league fixtures (W23 D5), since a 2-1 loss at City on 3 January; they play the champions at Anfield on 10 November.

• Mohamed Salah has four goals in his last five matches in all competitions.

• On 30 October Liverpool reached the quarter-finals of the English League Cup with a 5-4 penalties win against Arsenal after a remarkable 5-5 draw at Anfield; that was only the second time in 66 years the Reds had conceded five goals in a game at Anfield, with the other occasion Arsenal's 6-3 League Cup victory in January 2007.

• Liverpool will travel to Aston Villa in the League Cup quarter-finals.

• Summer signing Harvey Elliott made his Liverpool debut in a 2-0 victory at MK Dons in the League Cup third round on 25 September; aged 16 years 174 days, he was the youngest player to start a game for Liverpool.

• The Reds kicked off the season by losing 5-4 on penalties to English champions Manchester City after a 1-1 draw in the FA Community Shield at Wembley on 4 August.

• Liverpool did come out on top on spot kicks against Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup on 14 August, prevailing 5-4 after a 2-2 draw in Istanbul.

• Joël Matip, who signed a new "long-term contract" on 18 October, has played only once since 28 September due to a knee injury.

• Xherdan Shaqiri has not played since Matchday 1 due to a calf complaint.

• Virgil van Dijk was named UEFA Men's Player of the Year for 2018/19 in Monaco on 29 August; the Dutchman also collected the Defender of the Season award, with Alisson taking the Goalkeeper's prize.

• Genk kicked off the new season with a 3-0 win against Mechelen in the Belgian Super Cup on 20 July. It was the second time they had claimed the trophy, and the first since 2011, in their eighth appearance.

• Genk were 1-0 winners at home to Cercle Brugge on 26 October, before coming back from two down to salvage a 2-2 draw at home to Antwerp on 30 October. They lost 2-0 at Eupen on Saturday.

• Genk have won only two of their last seven matches in all competitions (D2 L3).

• Genk's league game at Sint-Truiden on 28 September was abandoned after 88 minutes with the score at 3-3.

• Genk were 3-0 winners at Ronse in the Belgian Cup last 32 on 24 September; they will visit Antwerp in the next stage in early December.

• Including the Belgian Super Cup, the Matchday 3 defeat against Liverpool was only Genk's second home reverse in their last 17 home matches in all competitions (W11 D4).

• Genk lost two of their first three league games this season, having been unbeaten for their first 15 matches in 2018/19 and not suffered a second defeat until the 23rd round of fixtures. They have now lost five league matches in 2019/20, the same as in the whole of last season.

• They have 20 points after 13 matches – 13 less than at the same stage of 2018/19.

• First-choice goalkeeper Danny Vukovic has not played since 26 July due to a ruptured Achilles tendon and has not been included in the UEFA Champions League squad.


Squad list Only this chapter

Liverpool FC - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Alisson BeckerBRA02/10/199227 - --1-4-26-37-
13AdriánESP03/01/198732 - --2-8-2-7-
22Andy LonerganENG19/10/198336 - ----------
62Caoimhin KelleherIRL23/11/199820 - ----------
4Virgil van DijkNED08/07/199128 - --3-111272556
6Dejan LovrenCRO05/07/198930 - --1-3-321724
12Joe GomezENG23/05/199722 - --2-3-16-20-
26Andy RobertsonSCO11/03/199425 - --31111211221
32Joël MatipCMR08/08/199128 - --1-71412644
46Adam LewisENG08/11/199919 - ----------
66Trent Alexander-ArnoldENG07/10/199821 - --2-111231262
72Sepp van den BergNED20/12/200117 - ----------
76Neco WilliamsWAL13/04/200118 - ----------
3FabinhoBRA23/10/199326 - --3-10-392534
5Georginio WijnaldumNED11/11/199028 - --3-1112736714
7James MilnerENG04/01/198633 - --3-814641029
8Naby KeïtaGUI10/02/199524 - --2-2-133314
14Jordan HendersonENG17/06/199029 - --2-101281482
15Alex Oxlade-ChamberlainENG15/08/199326 - --127-378408
20Adam LallanaENG10/05/198831 - ----519-243
23Xherdan ShaqiriSUI10/10/199128 - --1-2-313507
48Curtis JonesENG30/01/200118 - ----------
55Herbie KaneENG23/11/199820 - ----------
67Harvey ElliottENG04/04/200316 - ----------
70Yasser LarouciFRA01/01/200118 - ----------
9Roberto FirminoBRA02/10/199128 - --3-11328144416
10Sadio ManéSEN10/04/199227 - --3211627164924
11Mohamed SalahEGY15/06/199227 - --3310543218230
24Rhian BrewsterENG01/04/200019 - ----------
27Divock OrigiBEL18/04/199524 - --2-91103316
-Jürgen KloppGER16/06/196752 - --3---64-96-
KRC Genk - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
26Maarten VandevoordtBEL26/02/200217 - ----------
28Gaëtan CouckeBEL03/11/199821 - --3-13-3-3-
32Vic ChambaereBEL10/01/200316 - ----------
40Tobe LeysenBEL09/03/200217 - ----------
2Casper De NorreBEL07/02/199722 - ----6---2-
4Dries WoutersBEL28/01/199722 - ----4---5-
5Neto BorgesBRA13/09/199623 - ----------
6Sebastien DewaestBEL27/05/199128 - --1-1111-273
21Jere UronenFIN13/07/199425 - --3-12-3-381
31Joakim MæhleDEN20/05/199722 - --3-11-3-16-
33Jhon LucumíCOL26/06/199821 - --3110-31111
35Shawn AdewoyeBEL29/06/200019 - ----------
46Carlos CuestaCOL09/03/199920 - --2-7-2-2-
54Vladimir ScreciuROU13/01/200019 - ----------
7Junya ItoJPN09/03/199326 - --3-14-3-4-
8Bryan HeynenBEL06/02/199722 - --3-1213-232
11Joseph PaintsilGHA01/02/199821 - --1-811-102
17Patrik HrošovskýSVK22/04/199227 - --2-9-81442
19Jakub PiotrowskiPOL04/10/199722 - ----5---61
23Ianis HagiROU22/10/199821 - --3-1133-71
25Sander BergeNOR14/02/199821 - --3-1423-192
27Théo BongondaBEL20/11/199523 - --3-713-12-
38Ismael SaibariESP28/01/200118 - ----------
39Elias SierraBEL25/08/200118 - ----------
77Dieumerci NdongalaCOD14/06/199128 - --2-8-2-223
10Ally Mbwana SamattaTAN13/12/199226 - --31136313315
14Benjamin NygrenSWE08/07/200118 - ----21----
15Stephen OdeyNGA15/01/199821 - --115-1192
18Paul OnuachuNGA28/05/199425 - --2-842-3210
34Arne CuypersBEL03/05/200118 - ----------
36Bryan LimbombeBEL14/05/200118 - ----------
37Luca OyenBEL14/03/200316 - ----------
-Felice MazzuBEL12/03/196653 - --3---3-7-

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Head coach Only this chapter

Jürgen Klopp

Date of birth: 16 June 1967
Nationality: German
Playing career: Glatten, Ergenzingen, Pforzheim, Eintracht Frankfurt, Viktoria Sindlingen, Rot-Weiss Frankfurt, Mainz
Coaching career: Mainz, Borussia Dortmund, Liverpool

• Having spent his early career in the lower leagues and failed to break into Eintracht's first team, Klopp turned professional with Mainz, starting off as a striker before becoming a no-nonsense defender. Never played in the top flight but made 325 second-division appearances from 1990 to 2001, setting a club record by scoring 52 goals.

• 'Kloppo' was appointed Mainz's caretaker coach on 28 February 2001, helping the club avoid relegation to the third tier. Duly won a permanent contract and built Mainz into one of the strongest clubs in the 2. Bundesliga; narrowly missed out on promotion in 2002 and 2003 before taking Mainz into the top flight for the first time in 2004 and kept them there until 2007, taking them into the 2005/06 UEFA Cup via the UEFA Fair Play ranking.

• After another promotion near-miss in 2007/08 Klopp left for Dortmund. Took them to sixth in his first season, led them into the UEFA Europa League the next year and then, with a squad full of exciting young talent, oversaw league title wins in 2010/11 and 2011/12, adding the German Cup in the latter campaign with a 5-2 final victory against Bayern München.

• Earned even greater admiration in 2012/13 as he steered Dortmund all the way to the UEFA Champions League final at Wembley, where they lost to Bayern. Dortmund reached more domestic cup finals in 2014 and 2015, losing to Bayern and Wolfsburg respectively, Klopp departing after the latter defeat.

• Succeeded Brendan Rodgers as Liverpool manager in October 2015 and reached the finals of the English League Cup and UEFA Europa League – helped by a quarter-final defeat of Dortmund – in his first season. Lost both, and there was more final disappointment in 2017/18, which ended in UEFA Champions League defeat by Real Madrid in Kyiv. Although Liverpool lost out to Manchester City in the 2018/19 Premier League, finishing second despite collecting 97 points and losing only once, solace came with victory against Tottenham in the UEFA Champions League final in Madrid. The Reds kicked off the following season by claiming the UEFA Super Cup on penalties at Chelsea's expense.


Felice Mazzù

Date of birth: 12 March 1966
Nationality: Belgian
Playing career: Charleroi
Coaching career: RSC Nivelles (youth), Marchienne-au-Pont, CS Brainois, Royal Léopold, Tubize, RWS Bruxelles, Charleroi, Genk

• The son of Italian immigrants, Mazzù came through the ranks at Charleroi without making a first-team appearance and spent the rest of his playing days in Belgium's lower leagues, working as a PE teacher after hanging up his boots.

• His coaching career started in 1990 in the youth ranks at RSC Nivelles before spells at Marchienne-au-Pont, CS Brainois and Royal Léopold brought him to the attention of Tubize, where he took charge in 2009 having worked as assistant the previous season.

• Lasted only a year before taking over at RWS Bruxelles, whom he led to the third division title in 2011, leaving the club two years later amid financial problems.

• Returned to Charleroi as head coach in 2013, and in 2014/15 oversaw a sixth-placed finish and ensuing success in Belgium's play-offs as the club earned a first European campaign in 21 years. The following season's UEFA Europa League foray proved brief, Charleroi falling in the third qualifying round, but Mazzù continued to impress and was elected Belgium's coach of the year in 2017.

• He left Charleroi, after six seasons and 259 matches in charge, to join Belgian champions Genk on 3 June 2019 following the departure of Philippe Clement, kicking off his reign with victory against Mechelen in the Super Cup the following month.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeIvan Kružliak (SVK)
  • Assistant refereesTomaš Somolani (SVK) , Branislav Hancko (SVK)
  • Video Assistant RefereeMassimiliano Irrati (ITA)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeMarco Guida (ITA)
  • Fourth officialFilip Glova (SVK)
  • UEFA DelegatePetr Fousek (CZE)
  • UEFA Referee observerStefan Messner (AUT)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Ivan Kružliak24/03/19841375

UEFA Champions League matches involving teams from the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
01/11/2017UCLGSLiverpool FCNK Maribor3-0Liverpool
21/11/2017UCLGSManchester City FCFeyenoord1-0Manchester
14/08/2018UCL3QRAFC AjaxR. Standard de Liège3-0Amsterdam
03/10/2018UCLGSClub Atlético de MadridClub Brugge3-1Madrid
06/11/2018UCLGSTottenham HotspurPSV Eindhoven2-1London

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
02/08/2012UEL3QRFC GomelLiverpool FC0-1Gomel
24/10/2013UELGSFC SalzburgR. Standard de Liège2-1Salzburg
23/10/2014UELGSTottenham HotspurAsteras Tripolis FC5-1London
24/11/2016UELGSKRC GenkSK Rapid Wien1-0Genk
17/08/2017UELPOEverton FCHNK Hajduk Split2-0Liverpool
01/11/2017UCLGSLiverpool FCNK Maribor3-0Liverpool
21/11/2017UCLGSManchester City FCFeyenoord1-0Manchester
22/02/2018UELR32Arsenal FCÖstersunds FK1-2London
14/08/2018UCL3QRAFC AjaxR. Standard de Liège3-0Amsterdam
03/10/2018UCLGSClub Atlético de MadridClub Brugge3-1Madrid
06/11/2018UCLGSTottenham HotspurPSV Eindhoven2-1London
07/03/2019UELR16Stade Rennais FCArsenal FC3-1Rennes

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Fixtures and results Only this chapter

Liverpool FCFixtures and results
09/08/2019LeagueNorwich City FC (H)W 4-1Hanley 7 (og), Salah 19, Van Dijk 28, Origi 42
14/08/2019SCUPChelsea FC (H)D 2-2 (aet, 5-4 pens) Mané 48, 95 ET
17/08/2019LeagueSouthampton FC (A)W 2-1Mané 45+1, Firmino 71
24/08/2019LeagueArsenal FC (H)W 3-1Matip 41, Salah 49 (P), 58
31/08/2019LeagueBurnley FC (A)W 3-0Wood 33 (og), Mané 37, Firmino 80
14/09/2019LeagueNewcastle United FC (H)W 3-1Mané 28, 40, Salah 72
17/09/2019UCLSSC Napoli (A)L 0-2
22/09/2019LeagueChelsea FC (A)W 2-1Alexander-Arnold 14, Firmino 30
25/09/2019CupMilton Keynes Dons FC (A)W 2-0Milner 41, Hoever 69
28/09/2019LeagueSheffield United FC (A)W 1-0Wijnaldum 70
02/10/2019UCLFC Salzburg (H)W 4-3Mané 9, Robertson 25, Salah 36, 69
05/10/2019LeagueLeicester City FC (H)W 2-1Mané 40, Milner 90+5 (P)
20/10/2019LeagueManchester United FC (A)D 1-1Lallana 85
23/10/2019UCLKRC Genk (A)W 4-1Oxlade-Chamberlain 2, 57, Mané 77, Salah 87
27/10/2019LeagueTottenham Hotspur (H)W 2-1Henderson 52, Salah 75 (P)
30/10/2019CupArsenal FC (H)D 5-5 (aet, 5-4 pens) Mustafi 6 (og), Milner 43 (P), Oxlade-Chamberlain 58, Origi 62, 90+4
02/11/2019LeagueAston Villa FC (A)W 2-1Robertson 87, Mané 90+4
05/11/2019UCLKRC Genk (H)
10/11/2019LeagueManchester City FC (H)
23/11/2019LeagueCrystal Palace FC (A)
27/11/2019UCLSSC Napoli (H)
30/11/2019LeagueBrighton & Hove Albion FC (H)
04/12/2019LeagueEverton FC (H)
07/12/2019LeagueAFC Bournemouth (A)
10/12/2019UCLFC Salzburg (A)
14/12/2019LeagueWatford FC (H)
17/12/2019CupAston Villa FC (A)
26/12/2019LeagueLeicester City FC (A)
29/12/2019LeagueWolverhampton Wanderers FC (H)
02/01/2020LeagueSheffield United FC (H)
11/01/2020LeagueTottenham Hotspur (A)
19/01/2020LeagueManchester United FC (H)
23/01/2020LeagueWolverhampton Wanderers FC (A)
01/02/2020LeagueSouthampton FC (H)
08/02/2020LeagueNorwich City FC (A)
22/02/2020LeagueWest Ham United FC (H)
29/02/2020LeagueWatford FC (A)
07/03/2020LeagueAFC Bournemouth (H)
14/03/2020LeagueEverton FC (A)
21/03/2020LeagueCrystal Palace FC (H)
04/04/2020LeagueManchester City FC (A)
11/04/2020LeagueAston Villa FC (H)
18/04/2020LeagueBrighton & Hove Albion FC (A)
25/04/2020LeagueBurnley FC (H)
02/05/2020LeagueArsenal FC (A)
09/05/2020LeagueChelsea FC (H)
17/05/2020LeagueNewcastle United FC (A)
1Liverpool FC11101025931
2Manchester City FC11812341025
3Leicester City FC1172227823
4Chelsea FC11722251723
5Arsenal FC11452161517
6Sheffield United FC1144312816
7AFC Bournemouth11443141316
8Brighton & Hove Albion FC11434141415
9Crystal Palace FC11434101415
10Manchester United FC11344131113
11Tottenham Hotspur11344171613
12Wolverhampton Wanderers FC11272141413
13West Ham United FC11344141713
14Burnley FC11335141812
15Newcastle United FC1133591712
16Aston Villa FC11326161811
17Everton FC11326111711
18Southampton FC1122710278
19Norwich City FC1121811267
20Watford FC110566235
KRC GenkFixtures and results
26/07/2019LeagueKV Kortrijk (H)W 2-1Nygren 50, Hagi 76
03/08/2019LeagueKV Mechelen (A)L 1-3Samatta 45+4
10/08/2019LeagueSV Zulte Waregem (H)L 0-2
17/08/2019LeagueWaasland-Beveren (A)W 4-0Paintsil 21, Samatta 52, 66, 85
23/08/2019LeagueRSC Anderlecht (H)W 1-0Samatta 55
01/09/2019LeagueClub Brugge (A)D 1-1Heynen 67
13/09/2019LeagueR. Charleroi SC (A)L 1-2Onuachu 61
17/09/2019UCLFC Salzburg (A)L 2-6Lucumí 40, Samatta 52
21/09/2019LeagueKV Oostende (H)W 3-1Vargas 16 (og), Onuachu 44, Berge 90
24/09/2019CupKSK Ronse (A)W 3-0Odey 58, Heynen 71 (P), Onuachu 83
28/09/2019LeagueK. Sint-Truidense VV (A)a 3-3
02/10/2019UCLSSC Napoli (H)D 0-0
06/10/2019LeagueR. Excel Mouscron (H)W 2-1Onuachu 75, 90+8
19/10/2019LeagueR. Standard de Liège (A)L 0-1
23/10/2019UCLLiverpool FC (H)L 1-4Odey 88
26/10/2019LeagueCercle Brugge KSV (H)W 1-0Dewaest 8
30/10/2019LeagueRoyal Antwerp (H)D 2-2Samatta 69, Berge 90+7
02/11/2019LeagueKAS Eupen (A)L 0-2
05/11/2019UCLLiverpool FC (A)
10/11/2019LeagueKAA Gent (H)
23/11/2019LeagueR. Excel Mouscron (A)
27/11/2019UCLFC Salzburg (H)
30/11/2019LeagueK. Sint-Truidense VV (H)
03/12/2019CupRoyal Antwerp (A)
07/12/2019LeagueCercle Brugge KSV (A)
10/12/2019UCLSSC Napoli (A)
14/12/2019LeagueWaasland-Beveren (H)
22/12/2019LeagueRSC Anderlecht (A)
26/12/2019LeagueKAS Eupen (H)
19/01/2020LeagueSV Zulte Waregem (A)
24/01/2020LeagueKAA Gent (A)
31/01/2020LeagueR. Charleroi SC (H)
07/02/2020LeagueRoyal Antwerp (A)
14/02/2020LeagueR. Standard de Liège (H)
21/02/2020LeagueKV Kortrijk (A)
28/02/2020LeagueClub Brugge (H)
06/03/2020LeagueKV Oostende (A)
13/03/2020LeagueKV Mechelen (H)
1Club Brugge13103032433
2R. Standard de Liège14833281327
3KAA Gent13742281625
4KV Mechelen14734252224
5SV Zulte Waregem14644221722
6R. Charleroi SC13643201522
7Royal Antwerp13634262021
8KRC Genk13625181620
9R. Excel Mouscron14554191720
10K. Sint-Truidense VV13535122018
11RSC Anderlecht14455171717
12KAS Eupen14446132516
13KV Kortrijk14428222514
14KV Oostende14329152711
16Cercle Brugge KSV14111211354

Last updated 03/11/2019 22:53CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Liverpool FC

  • UEFA Super Cup - Final
    Matchday 1 (14/08/2019)
    Liverpool FC 2-2 Chelsea FC
    0-1 Giroud 36, 1-1 Mané 48, 2-1 Mané 95 ET, 2-2 Jorginho 101 (P) ET
    Firmino 1-0 , Jorginho 1-1 , Fabinho 2-1 , Barkley 2-2 , Origi 3-2 , Mount 3-3 , Alexander-Arnold 4-3 , Emerson 4-4 , Salah 5-4 , Abraham 5-4 (missed)
    Adrián, Fabinho, Van Dijk, Milner (64 Wijnaldum), Mané (13 Origi), Salah, Gomez, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain (46 Firmino), Robertson (1 Alexander-Arnold), Matip
  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Group E - Group Standings
    SSC Napoli3210527
    Liverpool FC3201866
    FC Salzburg31021193
    KRC Genk30123101
    Matchday 1 (17/09/2019)
    SSC Napoli 2-0 Liverpool FC
    1-0 Mertens 82 (P) , 2-0 Llorente 90+2
    Adrián, Fabinho, Van Dijk, Milner (66 Wijnaldum), Firmino, Mané, Salah, Henderson (87 Shaqiri), Robertson, Matip, Alexander-Arnold
  • Matchday 2 (02/10/2019)
    Liverpool FC 4-3 FC Salzburg
    1-0 Mané 9, 2-0 Robertson 25, 3-0 Salah 36, 3-1 Hwang 39, 3-2 Minamino 56, 3-3 Haaland 60, 4-3 Salah 69
    Adrián, Fabinho, Van Dijk, Wijnaldum (64 Origi), Firmino, Mané, Salah (91 Keïta), Gomez, Henderson (62 Milner), Robertson, Alexander-Arnold
  • Matchday 3 (23/10/2019)
    KRC Genk 1-4 Liverpool FC
    0-1 Oxlade-Chamberlain 2, 0-2 Oxlade-Chamberlain 57, 0-3 Mané 77, 0-4 Salah 87, 1-4 Odey 88
    Alisson Becker, Fabinho, Van Dijk, Lovren, Milner, Keïta, Firmino (80 Origi), Mané, Salah, Oxlade-Chamberlain (73 Wijnaldum), Robertson (63 Gomez)
  • Matchday 4 (05/11/2019)
    Liverpool FC-KRC Genk
  • Matchday 5 (27/11/2019)
    Liverpool FC-SSC Napoli
  • Matchday 6 (10/12/2019)
    FC Salzburg-Liverpool FC

KRC Genk

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (17/09/2019)
    FC Salzburg 6-2 KRC Genk
    1-0 Haaland 2, 2-0 Haaland 34, 3-0 Hwang 36, 3-1 Lucumí 40, 4-1 Haaland 45, 5-1 Szoboszlai 45+2, 5-2 Samatta 52, 6-2 Ulmer 66
    Coucke, Dewaest, Ito (46 Bongonda), Heynen (85 Onuachu), Samatta, Hrošovský, Uronen, Berge, Mæhle, Lucumí, Ndongala (72 Hagi)
  • Matchday 2 (02/10/2019)
    KRC Genk 0-0 SSC Napoli
    Coucke, Ito, Samatta, Hrošovský, Uronen, Hagi (92 Heynen), Berge, Bongonda (89 Paintsil), Mæhle, Lucumí, Cuesta
  • Matchday 3 (23/10/2019)
    KRC Genk 1-4 Liverpool FC
    0-1 Oxlade-Chamberlain 2, 0-2 Oxlade-Chamberlain 57, 0-3 Mané 77, 0-4 Salah 87, 1-4 Odey 88
    Coucke, Ito (87 Hagi), Heynen, Samatta, Onuachu (81 Odey), Uronen, Berge, Bongonda (66 Ndongala), Mæhle, Lucumí, Cuesta
  • Matchday 4 (05/11/2019)
    Liverpool FC-KRC Genk
  • Matchday 5 (27/11/2019)
    KRC Genk-FC Salzburg
  • Matchday 6 (10/12/2019)
    SSC Napoli-KRC Genk

Last updated 25/10/2019 09:13CET

Competition facts Only this chapter

UEFA Champions League: Did you know?

Overall records
• In 2012/13, Chelsea became the first defending champions to fail to get through a group stage since the UEFA Champions League began. (This record, like the others, includes the seasons between 1999/2000 and 2002/03 that featured a second group stage). In 1992/93, Barcelona were the reigning European Champion Clubs' Cup holders and lost 4-3 on aggregate in the second round to CSKA Moskva.

• In 2016/17 Real Madrid became the first team to successfully defend the UEFA Champions League trophy, with AC Milan (1989, 1990) the previous club to win consecutive European Cups. Milan (1994, 1995), Ajax (1995, 1996), Juventus (1996, 1997) and Manchester United (2008, 2009) have all returned to the UEFA Champions League final as holders only to lose.

• Real Madrid then made it three wins in a row in 2017/18, becoming the fourth club to win three or more successive titles in European Cup history, and the first to do it twice.

• Only two teams have ever won the UEFA Champions League on home soil: Borussia Dortmund (1997, final in Munich) and Juventus (1996, final in Rome), while Manchester United lost the 2011 final in London and 12 months later Bayern were beaten in the showpiece in their own stadium, the Fußball Arena München.

Group stage
• Barcelona have finished as group winners on 20 occasions, four more than Real Madrid and five more than Bayern München and Manchester United. Barça also hold the record for the most unbeaten group stage campaigns with 12, four more than Real Madrid.

• Bayern München (2 April 2013 to 27 November 2013) and Real Madrid (23 April 2014 to 18 February 2015) jointly hold the record for successive wins in the UEFA Champions League proper with ten. Bayern surpassed the previous mark of nine, set by Barcelona between 18 September 2002 and 18 February 2003.

• Six teams have recorded six successive victories in a UEFA Champions League group stage: Milan (1992/93), Paris Saint-Germain (1994/95), Spartak Moskva (1995/96), Barcelona (2002/03, first group stage) and Real Madrid (2011/12 and 2014/15).

• Twenty-one teams have gone through a UEFA Champions League group stage without picking up a single point, most recently AEK Athens in 2018/19.

• In 2017/18, Paris Saint-Germain set a new group stage record by scoring 25 goals, with Liverpool (23) also eclipsing the old mark of 21 set by Borussia Dortmund in 2016/17. Manchester United (1998/99), Barcelona (2011/12, 2016/17) and Real Madrid (2013/14) all managed 20.

• Only Deportivo La Coruña (2004/05), Maccabi Haifa (2009/10) and Dinamo Zagreb (2016/17) have failed to score in a group stage.

• BATE Borisov conceded 24 goals in 2014/15, a new group stage record which was matched by Legia Warszawa in 2016/17. The previous mark, 22, was held by Dinamo Zagreb (2011/12) and Nordsjælland (2012/13); Malmö shipped 21 in 2015/16.

• No team has ever gone through a UEFA Champions League group stage without conceding a goal. Milan (1992/93), Ajax (1995/96), Juventus (1996/97 and 2004/05), Chelsea (2005/06), Liverpool (2005/06), Villarreal (2005/06), Manchester United (2010/11), Monaco (2014/15), Paris Saint-Germain (2015/16) and Barcelona (2017/18) all let in just one.

• Matchday six of the 2013/14 marked FCSB's 23rd successive game in the competition without a victory, surpassing the previous record of 22 set by Spartak Moskva between December 2000 and November 2006.

• Anderlecht hold the unwanted record for successive defeats in the competition, group stage to final, having lost 12 in a row between December 2003 and November 2005. Dinamo Zagreb are next with 11 consecutive losses on two occasions, from September 2011 to November 2012 and ongoing since September 2015.

• The lowest total for a team qualifying from the group stage is six points: Zenit in 2013/14 and Roma in 2015/16. Since three points for a win was introduced in 1995/96, nine teams have made it through with seven points: Legia Warszawa (1995/96), Dynamo Kyiv (1999/2000), Liverpool (2001/02, second group stage), in 2002/03 Lokomotiv Moskva (first group stage) and eventual finalists Juventus (second group stage), Rangers and Werder Bremen (2005/06), Galatasaray (2013/14) and Basel (2014/15).

• Napoli failed to qualify from their group with 12 points in 2013/14, the highest total of any team not to reach the next stage when the top two in each section progressed. Dynamo Kyiv (1999/2000, second group stage), Borussia Dortmund (2002/03, second group stage), PSV Eindhoven (2003/04), Olympiacos and Dynamo Kyiv (both 2004/05), Werder Bremen (2006/07), Manchester City (2011/12), Chelsea and Cluj (both 2012/13), Benfica (2013/14) and Porto (2015/16) all missed out with ten points.

Goalscoring records
• Lionel Messi became the first player to score five goals in a match in Barcelona's 7-1 win against Bayer Leverkusen on 7 March 2012, a feat matched by Shakhtar Donetsk's Luiz Adriano at BATE Borisov on 21 October 2014. Eleven more players, also including Messi, have scored four times in a game, most recently Cristiano Ronaldo for Real Madrid on matchday six in 2015/16.

• Cristiano Ronaldo set a new record for a UEFA Champions League group stage with 11 goals in 2015/16, eclipsing his own mark of nine in 2013/14, which Luiz Adriano matched in 2014/15 and Ronaldo himself equalled in 2017/18. Lionel Messi got ten goals in 2016/17; Zlatan Ibrahimović (2013/14), Ruud van Nistelrooy (2004/05), Filippo Inzaghi, Hernán Crespo (both 2002/03) and Robert Lewandowski (2018/19) managed eight.

• Messi's hat-trick against PSV Eindhoven on matchday one of the 2018/19 competition was his eighth in the competition, a mark Ronaldo matched against Atlético Madrid in that season's round of 16 second leg.

Oldest and youngest players
• Lazio goalkeeper Marco Ballotta is the oldest player to compete in the UEFA Champions League having featured against Real Madrid on matchday six in 2007/08 aged 43 years and 252 days. Alessandro Costacurta is the oldest outfield player; the Milan defender was 40 years and 211 days when he played against AEK Athens in 2006/07.

• Francesco Totti is the oldest player to score in the competition, aged 38 years and 59 days, in Roma's 1-1 draw at CSKA Moskva on 25 November 2014. Ryan Giggs (37 years 290 days) was the previous record holder.

• Celestine Babayaro is the youngest player to have appeared; he was 16 years and 87 days when he started for Anderlecht against Steaua Bucureşti on 23 November 1994. He was sent off in the 37th minute.

• Peter Ofori-Quaye is the youngest player to have scored in the UEFA Champions League, aged 17 years and 195 days. He found the net in Olympiacos's 5-1 defeat at Rosenborg on 1 October 1997.


Team facts Only this chapter

Liverpool FC
Nickname: The Reds

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Champion Clubs' Cup (6): 1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, (1985), 2005, (2007), (2018), 2019
• UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League (3): 1973, 1976, 2001, (2016)
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: (1966)
• UEFA Super Cup (4): 1977, (1978), (1984), 2001, 2005, 2019
• European/South American Cup: (1981), (1984)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 18 (1990)
FA Cup: 7 (2006)
League Cup: 8 (2012)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
2017/18: runners-up
 did not take part in UEFA competition
2015/16: UEFA Europa League runners-up
2014/15: UEFA Europa League round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2013/14: did not take part in UEFA competition
UEFA Europa League round of 32
did not take part in UEFA competition
UEFA Europa League round of 16
UEFA Europa League semi-finals (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
11-0: Liverpool v Strømgodset
17/09/74, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup first round first leg

• Biggest away win
Maribor v Liverpool
17/10/17, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Liverpool v Real Madrid
22/10/14, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1: Ajax v Liverpool
07/12/66, European Champion Clubs' Cup second round first leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
8-0: Liverpool v Beşiktaş
06/11/07, group stage

• Biggest away win
0-7: Maribor v Liverpool (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Liverpool v Real Madrid (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
3-0: Barcelona v Liverpool
01/05/19, semi-final first leg


KRC Genk
Nickname: Genkies

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• None

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 4 (2019)
Belgian Cup: 4 (2013)

Ten-year record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
2018/19: UEFA Europa League round of 32
did not take part in UEFA competition
2016/17: UEFA Europa League quarter-finals
did not take part in UEFA competition
did not take part in UEFA competition
UEFA Europa League round of 32
UEFA Europa League round of 32
2011/12: group stage
2010/11: UEFA Europa League play-offs
2009/10: UEFA Europa League play-offs

UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
5-0 twice, most recently v Fola Esch
26/07/18, UEFA Europa League second qualifying round first leg

• Biggest away win
0-5: B36 Tórshavn v Genk
21/06/97, UEFA Intertoto Cup group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
2-5: Genk v Werder Bremen
09/11/00, UEFA Cup second round second leg
1-4 twice, most recently v Liverpool
23/10/19, UEFA Champions League group stage
Genk v Porto
19/08/10, UEFA Europa League play-offs first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
7-0: Valencia v Genk
23/11/11, UEFA Champions League group stage

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final)
• Biggest home win

• Biggest away win

• Heaviest home defeat
1-4: Genk v Liverpool (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
7-0: Valencia v Genk (see above)



The all-time record of the competing clubs in UEFA club competition.

UEFA club competition: These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records in UEFA club competition defined as European Champion Clubs' Cup, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Cup Winner's Cup UEFA Super Cup, UEFA Intertoto Cup and European/South American Cup. Matches in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and the 1972 Super Cup are not included as they were not held under UEFA auspices, while the FIFA Club World Cup is excluded.

Match officials

UCL: Total matches officiated in the UEFA Champions League from 1992/93 season, group stage to final only. Matches where the official has acted as the fourth official are not included in these statistics. These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records.

UEFA: Total matches officiated in UEFA club competition including all qualifying round matches. Matches where the official has acted as the fourth official are not included in these statistics. These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records.


Club competitions
  • UCL: UEFA Champions League
  • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
  • UEL: UEFA Europa League
  • UCUP: UEFA Cup
  • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
  • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
  • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
  • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
National team competitions
  • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
  • WC: FIFA World Cup
  • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
  • FRIE: Friendly internationals
  • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
  • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
  • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
  • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
  • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
  • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
  • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
  • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

Competition stages

  • F: Final
  • GS: Group stage
  • GS1: First group stage
  • GS2: Second group stage
  • 3QR: Third qualifying round
  • R1: First round
  • R2: Second round
  • R3: Third round
  • R4: Fourth round
  • PR: Preliminary round
  • SF: Semi-finals
  • QF: Quarter-finals
  • R16: round of 16
  • QR: Qualifying round
  • R32: Round of 32
  • 1QR: First qualifying round
  • 1st: first leg
  • 2QR: Second qualifying round
  • 2nd: second leg
  • FT: Final tournament
  • PO: Play-off
  • ELITE: Elite round
  • Rep: Replay
  • 3rdPO: Third-place play-off
  • PO - FT: Play-off for Final Tournament
  • GS-FT: Group stage – final tournament

Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
  • f: Match forfeited


  • -: Denotes player substituted
  • +: Denotes player introduced
  • *: Denotes player sent off
  • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

Squad list

  • D: Disciplinary
  • *: Misses next match if booked
  • S: Suspended
  • UCLQ: Current season total UEFA Champions League appearances in the qualifying rounds and play-offs only
  • UCL: Current season total UEFA Champions League appearances from group stage onwards prior to current matchday
  • UCL: Total appearances in the UEFA Champions League from 1992/93 season, group stage to final only
  • UEFA: All-time total appearances in UEFA club competition including qualifying
  • Disclaimer: Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within this document is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Therefore, UEFA assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. More information can be found in the competition regulations available on