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Crunch match for Liverpool in Europa play-off against Trabzonspor

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Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2010-08-19

After a draw against Arsenal last Sunday and before their crucial match against City in the English Premiership on Monday, Liverpool face Turkish club Trabzonspor in their first Europa League challenge at Anfield.

Having failed to qualify for the Champions League this season, Liverpool are looking for a place in the group stages of the Europa League. Turskish club Trabzonspor stand in their way – the club will face two legs in the play-off – and the Northern English club are set to face them for the first leg at Anfield on Thursday.
 
Newly appointed Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson thinks the Turks could offer a stern test. “You treat every team you play in this competition with the utmost respect, particularly a Turkish team like Trabzonspor. They've got a very good record in Europe; they've played there on a regular basis, year on year. They're in a strong league; we've seen very often what Fenerbahce and Galatasaray can do. Trabzonspor are right up there with those two, in fact they beat Fenerbahce in the final to reach this competition. So, we know we're playing against a team at the very highest level,” he said ahead of tonight’s game.

The Trabzonspor game is sandwiched between two big Premiership games. Liverpool drew 1-1 with Arsenal on Sunday and face Manchester City next Monday - a team who are expected to be one of the main challengers for a Champions League place this season.

Date created : 2010-08-19

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