UEFA Europa League: Liverpool vs. Unirea Urziceni
The Reds were dumped out of the Champions League, finishing third in Group E, so the Europa League is their last remaining opportunity to win a title. Liverpool has not won a trophy since lifting the FA Cup in 2006.
Little is known of the Merseysiders’ opponents, but we’ll give you a little background about the team. Unirea Urziceni is a football club from south-east Romania, and they are the most successful team from Ialomiţa County, winning the Liga I last season.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard spoke about the difficulty of playing unfamiliar teams and, although the Reds may have done their homework, this is a voyage into the unknown in some ways.
The 29-year-old skipper also said that he is not taking the Romanians for granted, as he admits Liverpool usually slip-up against minnows in Europe.
The match kicks-off at 21:05 CET.
UPDATE: The Merseyside club needed an 81st minute David Ngog goal to beat Urziceni in the home leg of their last-32 clash.