Jurgen Klopp has vowed to take the competition seriously after losing the final in 2016, though quite how he manages that alongside what looks like a genuine Premier League title challenge remains to be seen.
Still, the Reds are perhaps the strongest team in the whole competition and boast a squad capable of cruising through the group stage even if the German makes wholesale changes this evening.
Here’s everything you need to know about the game.
Date, kick-off time and venue
LASK vs Liverpool is scheduled for a 5:45pm BST kick-off time today on Thursday September 21, 2023.
Raiffeisen Arena in Linz will host the match.
Where to watch LASK vs Liverpool
TV channel: In the UK, tonight’s game will be broadcast live on TNT Sports 1. Coverage starts at 5pm.
Live stream: Subscribers will be able to watch the action online via the TNT Sports website and app.
LASK vs Liverpool team news
LASK XI: Lawal, Ziereis, Andrade, Luckeneder, Flecker, Jovicic, Horvath, Renner, Ljubicic, Zulj, Havel
Subs: Bello, Taloverov, Kone, Balic, Usor, Ljubic, Stojkovic, Mustapha, Ba, Goiginger, Siebenhandl, Darboe.
Liverpool XI: Kelleher, Bajcetic, Konate, Van Dijk, Tsimikas, Endo, Gravenberch, Elliott, Doak, Nunez, Diaz.
Subs: Alisson, Gomez, Szoboszlai, Mac Allister, Salah, Jones, Gakpo, Jota, Robertson, Matip, Jaros, Quansah.
LASK vs Liverpool prediction
Even with changes made, the Reds’ side looks strong and they surely have enough to win comfortably in Austria tonight.
Liverpool to win, 3-0.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
The two teams have never previously met in competitive action.
LASK vs Liverpool latest odds
LASK to win: 9/1
Liverpool to win: 1/4
Odds via Betfair (subject to change).