Liverpool gave away an opportunity to seal a berth in the knockout stages of the Champions League after they were forced to come from behind to settle for a 1-1 draw against Napoli on Wednesday.
The Reds still lead the group table with 10 points after five matches, one point ahead of second placed Napoli and three ahead of Red Bull Salzburg, who are third in the table.
Jürgen Klopp and his men will travel to Austria for the last group stage tie and they need at least a point, or to hope Genk beat Napoli, to qualify for the next round.
Red Bull Salzburg registered a comfortable 4-1 win over Genk and Erling Braut Haaland scored for the fifth consecutive time in the European competition.
Haaland’s teammate Maximilian Wöber spoke to Norway’s VG and explained his side had dreamed of this current situation, where Salzburg could have an opportunity to stop Liverpool from qualifying for the knockout stages.
“We have a final at home on December 10th. We dreamed about this. Now we hope we can fulfil our dreams and win against Liverpool,” Wöber said.
“We’re going to be so motivated. It is the struggle of our lives. We have a great chance to create one of the biggest dramas in the football world this season. We’re going to go ‘all in’.”
Salzburg sporting director Christoph Freund also commented on his side’s next European clash against Liverpool.
“It’s a little weird, isn’t it? It is fantastic. We have a final at home, at our stadium in Salzburg – against Liverpool! It’s an incredible day for the club. We want to enjoy it and celebrate a little now,” Freund added.