UEFA Champions League: Liverpool vs. Olympique Lyonnais

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Heading into this match, the Reds now face a colossal task in their quest to qualify for the UEFA Champions League knock-out stages.

With Liverpool having secured only three points from as many games so far in their group, a defeat this evening would all but end their involvement in the current campaign’s competition.

Lyon, on the other hand, have a 100 percent record in this tournament, the latest victory coming at Anfield last month as they beat Rafa Benitez’s side. Two Lyon substitutes hit the net to give the French a 2-1 victory over the Reds.

Steven Gerrard has been ruled out for tonight’s Olympique Lyonnais-Liverpool match, and with Fernando Torres still carrying an injury, the Reds will need someone to step up.

UPDATE: Liverpool’s Champions League dream for this season is hanging by a thread after a 1-1 draw with Lyon Wednesday night.