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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 9 March 2021

Mohamed Salah trains with Liverpool ahead of crucial Champions League match - in pictures

European Cup holders could go out if they lose at Red Bull Salzburg

Liverpool prepared for their final Champions League group game knowing qualification is far from certain.

The European champions are top of their group, but defeat against Red Bull Salzburg in Austria could mean Jurgen Klopp's side being relegated to a place in the Europa League.

It's a worst-case scenario for Klopp's side, who have been in such fine form in the Premier League, winning 15 of their 16 games and holding an eight-point lead over Leicester City.

But Klopp will be aware of the dangers and it means he might not be able to rest as many players as he wants with so many fixtures over December and the festive period.

Salzburg showed what a threat they can be in the fixture at Anfield, with Liverpool having to fight hard for a 4-3 win.

Klopp's stars looked relaxed enough as they trained at Melwood on Monday ahead of the trip to Austria for Tuesday night's game.

Published: December 9, 2019 05:04 PM