Sky Sports pundit states his prediction for Liverpool FC v Red Bull Salzburg

Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas is backing Liverpool FC to ease to a straightforward win over Red Bull Salzburg on Wednesday night

Jurgen Klopp
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Charlie Nicholas is confident that Liverpool FC will ease to a commanding 3-0 victory over Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg at Anfield on Wednesday night.

The Merseyside outfit will be looking to kickstart their Champions League campaign following a 1-0 defeat by Serie A side Napoli in Naples last month.

Salzburg, on the other hand, marked their first appearance in the competition proper for 25 years with an impressive 6-2 dismantling of Genk.

Liverpool FC are the defending European champions following their 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League final last term.

Klopp’s side have a 100 per cent record in the Premier League this season following seven successive victories to start the season.

Liverpool FC sealed a 1-0 victory over Sheffield United on Saturday thanks to Georginio Wijnaldum’s second-half winner.

Former Arsenal midfielder Nicholas is confident that Liverpool FC will ease to a resounding victory over Red Bull Salzburg on Wednesday night.

“I remember Red Bull Salzburg from them playing Celtic a few years back,” Nicholas told Sky Sports.

“There was a lot going on with the brand and funding – they had to be building for a few years. They are going to one of the grounds with the best atmosphere in Europe on Champions League nights. Liverpool are getting the job done at the moment.

“If I were Jurgen Klopp I would change a couple of things. Joe Gomez could come in and James Milner may get a start. Adam Lallana could get an opportunity, too. It will be a very comfortable night, regardless.”

The Reds have won their last five home matches in the Champions League group stage, scoring 18 goals.

Liverpool FC were 2-0 winners against Austrian side Sturm Graz in the Champions League third qualifying round in Austria before a surprise 1-0 defeat in the return leg back in 2004.

Klopp’s men have reached the Champions League final in the last two seasons, losing to Real Madrid in 2018 before beating Spurs in 2019.

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