Toulouse v Liverpool LIVE: Europa League result and final score as VAR rules out late Jarell Quansah equaliser

Liverpool still have work to do to qualify for the Europa League knockout stages after the Reds’ perfect start to Group E came crashing to a halt following a dramatic 3-2 defeat by Toulouse.

Jurgen Klopp’s side were well below their best, but thought they had scored a 98th-minute equaliser when Jarell Quansah’s goal was controversially ruled out by VAR, following an earlier handball by Alexis Mac Allister.

The Reds thrashed their French opponents 5-1 at Anfield two weeks ago, but the side who are 14th in Ligue 1 flipped the script as Liverpool suffered just their second defeat in all competitions this season.

Before kick-off, Liverpool were boosted by the news that Luis Diaz’s father had been released by his kidnappers in Colombia, 13 days after he was seized by gunmen from the guerrilla group National Liberation Army.

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Toulouse v Liverpool LIVE: Europa League latest score and updates

  • FT! Toulouse 3-2 Liverpool | Reds slip to controversial Europa League defeat

  • 90+8’ NO GOAL! Quansah denied late equaliser after VAR spots Mac Allister handball (TOU 3-2 LIV)

  • 88’ GOAL! Jota offers Liverpool some late hope with wonderful solo run (TOU 3-2 LIV)

  • 74’ GOAL! Magri restores Toulouse’s advantage as Reds concede immediately (TOU 3-1 LIV)

  • 72’ OWN GOAL! Liverpool pull one back as Casseres bundles into own net (TOU 2-1 LIV)

  • 57’ GOAL! Dallinga’s thumping finish doubles Toulouse’s lead (TOU 2-0 LIV)

  • 36’ GOAL! Toulouse punish Tsimikas error as shot deflects past Kelleher (TOU 1-0 LIV)

  • ‘4 OFF THE BAR! Gomez goes close to first Liverpool goal but hits bar (TOU 0-0 LIV)

  • Luis Diaz starts for Liverpool after father released by kidnappers in Colombia

FT: Toulouse 3-2 Liverpool

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Here’s the match report:

Academy graduate Jarell Quansah was denied a dream first goal by VAR in the final minute of added time as Liverpool squandered the chance to secure qualification for the Europa League knockout stage with a 3-2 defeat in Toulouse.

The 20-year-old, replacing ill captain Virgil van Dijk in the side, poked home in the seventh additional minute to claim what would have been a barely-deserved point in southern France.

However, VAR alerted referee Georgi Kabakov to a potential handball after the ball bounced up off Alexis Mac Allister’s chest in the build-up and the Georgian official contentiously chalked it off.

Liverpool angered by VAR as Jarell Quansah goal ruled out in Europa League defeat

FT: Toulouse 3-2 Liverpool

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was outraged when VAR controversially ruled out Jarell Quansah’s late equaliser in the Reds’ dramatic 3-2 defeat to Toulouse, but Joe Cole insisted the “referee got it right” after disallowing the goal because of an earlier Alexis Mac Allister handball.

Quansah was denied his first Liverpool goal after bundling in a 98th minute equaliser when Mac Allister was ruled to have used his arm to control the ball as the Reds pressed for a late draw in the Europa League clash.

Joe Cole splits opinion after VAR denies Liverpool late equaliser

FT: Toulouse 3-2 Liverpool

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Rachel Brown-Finnis added: “Liverpool arguably didn’t deserve the equaliser tonight.

“The quality in the play and the build up all came from Toulouse. They justifiably shot into the lead, their fans were all on their feet creating quite the noise.

“Perhaps that is the reason Liverpool didn’t perform?

“Nevertheless they were in second gear both in and out of possession, and never really got going - that is why in the end they did not get the result.”

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We will bring you any more reaction as and when we have it so stay tuned on the blog.

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Joe Cole, also said on TNT Sports: “I think it was a handball.

“It was a strange situation because we were all wondering what was going to be the decision given the handball happened quite a while before the goal went in, but the ref got it right.

“Much to the dismay and frustration of Liverpool fans and players, it was the right call.”

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Ex-England goalkeeper Rachel Brown-Finnis said on TNT Sports: “The game was a slow burner but it did catch fire in the end didn’t it?

“A great finish by Quansah who thought he had equalised but I think it was rightly ruled out in the end.

“He showed real determination to get his side back in the game, like I said a good finish from the defender, but it is a handball.”

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Jurgen Klopp went over to have a lengthy discussion with the officials at the end of the game.

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Jamie Carragher took to X, formerly known as Twitter and said: “The game has gone! Get rid of VAR, that’s a disgrace. #ChampionsLeague

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Joe Cole on TNT Sport punditry insists the decision was right, because it was a handball, but there could well be a lot of different opinions firing around when some of the players and manage have their say.

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The commentators were stunned that was ruled out, saying not only was the handball several passages of play before the shot, but that the goal can only be ruled out by a handball by the goalscorer, which it definitely was not.

Full time: Toulouse 3-2 Liverpool

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FT: The whistle has blown but the discussion over that late goal is likely to rage well into the night and the morning and we will bring you all the reaction to that result on the blog here.

GOAL RULED OUT! Toulouse 3-2 Liverpool

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90+11’ The goal has been ruled out for a handball by Mac Allister several passages of play before the ball goes into the back of the net! The commentators are stunned!

GOAL check: Toulouse 3-3 Liverpool

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The referee is going over to the monitor to check for a potential foul in the build up.

VAR check: Toulouse 3-3 Liverpool

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VAR check! We’re still waiting to see if that goal will stand and Liverpool will have a point!

GOAL! Quansah! Toulouse 3-3 Liverpool

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GOAL! 90+8’ Quansah has his first Liverpool goal!

It looked like time had run out but maybe not! Quansah has the ball in the back of the net!

Toulouse 3-2 Liverpool

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90+7’ A free-kick to Toulouse just outside the area, and will Liverpool have time for another attack?

Toulouse 3-2 Liverpool

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90+5’ Another foul and another free kick, it comes out to the wing, but again Toulouse scramble it clear.

Toulouse 3-2 Liverpool

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90+4’ Alexander-Arnold is standing over it, he fires it in but Jota can only head it straight into the air and Toulouse can clear.

Toulouse 3-2 Liverpool

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90+3’ Liverpool have the ball back after that delay for the free kick, and mount another attack. They now have a free kick inside the Toulouse half...what can they do with this?

Toulouse 3-2 Liverpool

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90+2’ Liverpool are building from the back here, but they give away a foul and that will ease the pressure significantly.

Toulouse 3-2 Liverpool

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90+1’ Good news for Liverpool, there will be seven minutes of added time at the end of this game.

GOAL! Jota scores! Toulouse 3-2 Liverpool

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GOAL! 88’ Liverpool get one back through Diogo Jota! That was a lovely goal.

He picks up the ball outside the box, and drives forward, goes wide to create space then fires past the goalkeeper in the back of the net.

Toulouse 3-1 Liverpool

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87’ That one free kick from Szoboszlai might just sum up the game as far as Liverpool were concerned, it is overhit, flies over everyone’s head and goes out for a throw in.

As the commentator said, it has been that kind of night for the Reds.

Toulouse 3-1 Liverpool

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86’ Liverpool have kept probing here, but every ball into the box is blocked and dealt with expertly by the Toulouse defenders.

Toulouse 3-1 Liverpool

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83’ Every Liverpool pass is slightly ironically being cheered by the home fans, but the travelling support might just be stunned at what they’re watching.

There’s a hopeful ball into the box but the goalkeeper is able to gather. There’s not long left now if Liverpool are going to get anything out of this.

They left it late against Luton, but we’re entering that territory again in France.

Toulouse 3-1 Liverpool

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81’ It’s a chance for Liverpool, but Elliott has skied it way over the bar. His first touch was not perfect, and that meant he was slightly off balance for the shot which was always going some way over.

Toulouse 3-1 Liverpool

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79’ Liverpool have a corner, but the goalkeeper got enough on it to parry it out of the way of all the players in red waiting in the box.

Toulouse 3-1 Liverpool

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74’ Liverpool’s defenders were just ball-watching slightly and Magri pounced!

GOAL! Toulouse 3-1 Liverpool

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74’ GOAL! Magri restores Toulouse’s two-goal advantage immediately!

He had only just come on but has netted his fourth goal of the club, against Liverpool to make it 2-1.

That was a great response!

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GOAL! Toulouse 2-1 Liverpool

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73’ GOAL! Liverpool have a goal back but it’s extraordinary!

The ball is headed into the box from Gomez and Cásseres is just in completely the wrong position, he takes his eye off the ball which hits his shoulder and goes into the back of the net!

That was slightly ridiculous and a poor lapse in judgement from Toulouse but the Reds will not care one bit!

Toulouse 2-0 Liverpool

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70’ Toulouse are just too quick to charge down anything and keep Liverpool from mounting key attacks into the box.

They are having to resort to crosses from wide, but those haven’t yet found the mark.

Toulouse 2-0 Liverpool

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68’ Liverpool are trying to find a way back in this game, Mac Allister finds Diaz with a long ball, but his cross towards Salah is overhit and they haven’t quite found their footing in this second half.

Toulouse 2-0 Liverpool

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66’ Toulouse have it in the back of the net again! But Donnum is offside in the build up, that’s the second goal they have had ruled out.

It is hard to think this is the same team that were dealt a hammering at Anfield.

Toulouse 2-0 Liverpool

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65’ Liverpool are trying to find a way back into this game here, but Toulouse are putting all their players behind the ball and it is hard for the players in red to find a way through.

Toulouse 2-0 Liverpool

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62’ Kelleher had to be alert there to prevent a third, the ball came in from the right but it was too close to the Liveprool goalkeeper who was able to gather.

GOAL! Toulouse 2-0 Liverpool

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58’ GOAL! Toulouse have another, that one will not be ruled out, and that was a great goal!

Dalinga has stayed alert, took a touch in the box before firing past Kelleher.

That was a great finish and Liverpool are in trouble here.


Toulouse 1-0 Liverpool

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55’ There is a chance for Liverpool! A good delivery from the right, Szoboszlai flicks it on towards Diaz but he just can’t quite control it.

Not sure Liverpool have looked that good in the box for a long time today.

Toulouse 1-0 Liverpool

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54’ Jurgen Klopp is not happy here as he barks instructions at Salah on the touchline.

VAR Rules out goal! Toulouse 1-0 Liverpool

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52’ And it has been ruled out, that is a huge let off for Liverpool!

Salah is almost through at the other end and took a small blow to his neck.

GOAL! Toulouse 2-0 Liverpool

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50’ GOAL! Dallinga has put the ball in the back of the net, but will it be cancelled out for a foul on Matip in the build up?

Toulouse 1-0 Liverpool

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49’ Toulouse have a corner now, since the second half started, despite the changes it’s all been going their way.

Toulouse 1-0 Liverpool

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47’ Liverpool have almost been caught out here immediately! Toulouse almost had a second!

That was a big chance for Suazo! He tried to get it onto his left foot and his final shot was just wide of the target.

HT: Toulouse 1-0 Liverpool

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And there will be three changes with Alexander-Arnold, Szoboszlai and Salah on for Doak, Endo and Tsimikas.

HT: Toulouse 1-0 Liverpool

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It’s almost time for the second half, and could it be time for changes? Will Endo come off after being on a yellow card?

Will Jurgen Klopp turn to some of his more experienced players on the bench to get qualification wrapped up?

HT: Toulouse 1-0 Liverpool

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Here are some photos from the first half:


Half time: Toulouse 1-0 Liverpool

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HT: Toulouse go into the break with the lead. Liverpool will have to come out better in the second half here to find a way through.

Toulouse 1-0 Liverpool

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45’ Toulouse are trying to get the crowd going here as they have another corner, and they have had a lot to cheer about so far!

There’s one minute of added time at the end of the first half.

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43’ Liverpool are just trying to find a way back into this match, but Toulouse have the lead and they are content so far to just sit on it and allow the Reds to have the majority of the possession.

Toulouse 1-0 Liverpool

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41’ Endo already has a yellow card but has committed another foul here, it wasn’t a second yellow but he has to be careful here.

Toulouse 1-0 Liverpool

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39’ Harvey Elliott tries to take it on himself and find the equaliser!

But his curled strike is blocked.

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36’ GOAL! Toulouse break the deadlock!

Tsmikas was caught in possession and the French side have pounced! The team currently 14th in Ligue 1 are ahead against Liverpool.

Donnum pounces and curls the ball goalwards where Kelleher can do nothing about that.

Toulouse 0-0 Liverpool

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34’ Something just needs to happen to spark this game into life.

There have been a lot of half-chances and the atmosphere is fading.

Endo has just been shown a yellow card for a foul in midfield.

Toulouse 0-0 Liverpool

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32’ Liverpool and Gomez had to be alert at the back there!

Toulouse won the ball back in midfield and tried to feed in the lone striker, but it was a bit too far ahead of him and Gomez was able to get back and clear the ball.

Toulouse 0-0 Liverpool

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31’ SAVE! There is a ping pong in the box, but it falls to Doak who smashes it goalwards, but straight at the keeper who can only parry it away.

That’s Liverpool’s second big chance of the match!

Toulouse 0-0 Liverpool

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28’ Chance! Toulouse attack on the break, it is a lovely ball in from the wing, but it was just too far ahead of Suazo who was arriving in the middle of the box.

Toulouse 0-0 Liverpool

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27’ Liverpool’s passing is just lacking accuracy at the moment to really build the attacks they showed during their rout of Toulouse in the match at Anfield.

They have still had the best chance, when Gomez hit the bar, but have not built on that to create more.

Toulouse 0-0 Liverpool

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25’ Matip goes for a long ball to Doak, but it’s wasted and was always going to have far too much on it for the teenager.

Another goal kick for Toulouse. Their fans have been in good voice today, but there has not been too much to cheer from either side.

Toulouse 0-0 Liverpool

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23’ Liverpool are pouncing on everything but can’t quite find the balls through the lines to create clear-cut chances.

They are not longer being pegged in their half, but still struggle in the final third.

Toulouse 0-0 Liverpool

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21’ Liverpool come forward again, they might have to take their time and build slowly here but Doak is doing well here and showing his strength.

It looks like it will be a physical battle for the youngster.

Toulouse 0-0 Liverpool

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17’ Chance! This time Liverpool do break through, Gomez tries to pick out Diaz, but it falls to Mac Allister.

Mac Allister goes for it, but it takes a deflection and goes over the bar. That was the closest Liverpool have come since Gomez’s header early in the match.

Toulouse 0-0 Liverpool

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16’ Toulouse might be the home side, but they are almost playing it like an away one. Dropping back quickly into an organised formation and pressing as soon as Liverpool make their way into their half.

It has worked so far, and Liverpool will have to try not to get frustrated.

Toulouse 0-0 Liverpool

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14’ Toulouse have just two victories in their last 13 matches before this one, but will want to perform in their Europa League campaign, and especially against Liverpool.

They are chasing down everything and forcing Liverpool to play it backwards, but there is a long way to go in this match.

Toulouse 0-0 Liverpool

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12’ Toulouse have started this match with a lot of energy, but so has Diaz.

The defenders can’t get close to him and there’s another free kick to the travelling side.

Toulouse 0-0 Liverpool

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10’ Liverpool have to defend again, it’s another corner from the same side, Quansah clears it but not very far, and there’s a big boot up the field that again has too much on it for Diaz.

Toulouse 0-0 Liverpool

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9’ Toulouse now have a corner at the other end. They are playing in their eye-catching kit of purple and white stripes.

It is defended out by Matip and Liverpool clear.

Toulouse 0-0 Liverpool

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6’ That was a better chance than it first looked by Liverpool! The free kick came in from Gakpo and at the near post, Gomez headed towards goal for what would have been his first goal for the club, but it crashed into the crossbar instead.

Toulouse 0-0 Liverpool

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4’ Another long ball towards Diaz, this one gets there and he has the ball on the touchline and draws the free kick.

It’s the first chance for Liverpool in a dangerous position between the edge of the box and the touchline...

Gomez gets a touch! But it’s off the crossbar, a good early start from Liverpool.

Toulouse 0-0 Liverpool

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2’ A long ball from Elliott searches out Diaz, but it’s just slightly too long for him and trickles through to the goalkeeper.

Liverpool 0-0 Toulouse

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1’ Toulouse have kicked the game underway

Liverpool vs Toulouse

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Ben Doak gets his third Liverpool start before his 18th birthday, and Joe Gomez is captain. The match is almost underway.

Liverpool vs Toulouse

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said the club was celebrating the “very, very good news” of Luis Diaz’s father’s release in Colombia and said the winger was “happy” to start the Europa League fixture against Toulouse on Thursday.

The Liverpool winger’s father Luis Manuel Diaz has been freed by Colombia’s National Liberation Army (ELN), 13 days after was seized by gunmen along with Diaz’s mother, Cilenis Marulanda, who was freed by police within hours.

Luis Diaz ‘happy’ to start Liverpool match hours after kidnapped father’s release

Liverpool vs Toulouse

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We’re less than 5 minutes away from the early Europa League kick off in Toulouse and here are some shots of the players warming up:

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Liverpool vs Toulouse

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Kelleher on Diaz: “That’s our teammate, that’s our brother, it’s hard with the situation that he’s in, but all we can do and we’ve tried to do is just be there for him and be around him and help him and support him however we can.

“To be coming in every day with the situation that’s going on I have so much respect for him and I think it was a nice moment for him to get that goal at the weekend.

“I think it (football) is just a distraction for him at the moment to be able to come in for a few hours every day with the lads.

“I think the whole team was delighted when he got that call.”

Liverpool vs Toulouse

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Caoimhin Kelleher told TNT Sports: “I think last season I didn’t have too many games so it was hard to keep up that match sharpness but this season I’ve had a few games already so that sharpness is already there.

“Obviously just trying to train as hard as I can every day as well and that prepares me.”

On being Alisson’s number two: “I’ve worked with him a good few years now so I feel like I’ve learned a lot from him.

“He’s the perfect person to train with every day because he’s the best in my opinion so obviously just watching him and trying to learn from him week in and week out is good for my development.”

Liverpool vs Toulouse

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Klopp on his team selection aside from Diaz: “We wasted energy in that energy.

“I want to see an improvement that’s clear. Beside that you can see that Toulouse chose the same team that played us there (Anfield) - it’s probably their best side so we can seize the chance and make a big stand but we have to be ready for that.

“Anything can happen, they can go for us, high press, all these kind of things, they can try absolutely everything, all they can to get a result somehow.

“But we have to concentrate on our own performance and that means that we have to make sure that we play a really good football game.

“First and foremost (we have to have) a real compactness, a real discipline and from there we go.”

Liverpool vs Toulouse

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Onto the match itself and here’s how to watch it on TV:

Liverpool can wrap up progress to the Europa League knock-out stages if they pick up a fourth straight win in Group E on Thursday evening.

The Reds have beaten each of LASK, Union St. Gilloise and Toulouse and now play the return fixture against the latter, with the French club second in the group on four points and stuttering domestically, sat 14th in Ligue 1 after just two wins in 11 this term.

Is Toulouse v Liverpool on TV? Channel, time and how to watch

Liverpool vs Toulouse

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Jurgen Klopp to TNT Sports on Diaz: “He is happy, and thumbs up all the time. It looks good, very very good, but I am not the one to release anything.

“So obviously timing-wise it could not have been better, if it’s today - great but let’s go in this game.”

On Diaz starting: “We asked him, he wants to and he will.”

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Another thing marred Liverpool’s draw at Luton, some of the actions of the home supporters:

Luton have threatened to ban any supporters who are found to have taken part in ‘tragedy chanting’ during Sunday’s home match against Liverpool.

The Football Association has asked the club – and police – for their observations after taunts indirectly referencing the Hillsborough disaster were heard during the 1-1 draw, while the PA news agency understands Liverpool have also written asking what measures are to be taken.

Luton issued a statement saying they were “saddened” and “extremely disappointed that a small number of supporters soured the occasion with chants that may be interpreted as being in relation to tragedies that have affected Liverpool FC in the past”.

Luton threaten to ban fans involved in ‘tragedy chanting’ during Liverpool match

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Luis Diaz will start for Liverpool following the news that his father was freed by his kidnappers.

Alexis Mac Allister, who is suspended for the upcoming Premier League match is also in the starting XI.

Virgil Van Dijk misses out through illness, with both Ryan Gravenberch and Curtis Jones injured.

Liverpool XI: Kelleher; Gomez, Matip, Quansah, Tsimikas; Endo, Mac Allister, Elliott; Doak, Diaz, Gakpo

Subs: Alisson, Mrozek, Konate, Szoboszlai, Nunez, Salah, Jota, Chambers, Scanlon, Gordon, McConnell, Alexander-Arnold


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Luis Diaz’s father has been freed by his kidnappers, Colombia’s government and national football federation have confirmed.

Colombia’s National Liberation Army (ELN), the guerrilla group behind the armed capture of Luis Manuel Diaz nearly two weeks ago, have released the Liverpool star’s father.

Diaz was seized on 28 October along with his wife, Cilenis Marulanda, who was then freed by police.

The government said in a statement that it had held peace talks with the ELN and was celebrating Diaz’s release.

Luis Diaz’s father freed by kidnappers in Colombia

Liverpool vs Toulouse

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Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk will miss the Europa League tie in Toulouse due to illness but his place could be filled by a youngster whose rapid rise this season initially took manager Jurgen Klopp by surprise.

When 20-year-old Jarell Quansah joined the squad for pre-season training there was not a lot of consideration given to him playing much of a role in the current campaign and there were even discussions about sending him out on loan.

Jarell Quansah could fill in for Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk in Toulouse

Liverpool vs Toulouse

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Good afternoon and welcome to The Independent’s live blog coverage of Toulouse vs Liverpool in the Europa League Group E.

A win for the Reds would see them qualify for the knockout stages, but in their most recent match, they left it late to come from behind against Luton and only managed to secure a draw against the recently-promoted Premier League side.

Liverpool may also choose to rotate their squad due to the amount of fixtures which have started to come thick and fast, and allow some players to recover and not make the trip to the south of France.