There was not actually many things to discuss or spot as Liverpool and Sion held each other to a very boring 0-0 draw in the last group stage match in the Europa League.
Just a draw was enough to see Liverpool through as the group champions and Sion also needed a point against the mighty opponents. So, none of them showed any intent to win the game on the first place.
Liverpool did not took Lucas, Moreno and Allen in the trip. So, it was quite sure that they were not going for the kill and they were just happy to hold Sion to a boring draw instead of a victory.
Sion: Vanins – Ziegler – Lacroix – Rufli (Adao 90′) – Jagne – Zefrotic – Salatic – Fernandes – Carlitos – Kouassi – Assifuah (Mujangi Bia 73′)
Liverpool: Mignolet – Smith – Lovren -Toure -Clyne – Milner (Coutinho 61′) – Can – Lallana – Henderson (Rossiter 77′) – Firmino (Brannagan 90′) – Origi
There was not nothing much in the first half as Liverpool dominated possession with a few occasional crosses in between. Origi had few chances in the starting, but failed miserably in converting them. Jordan Henderson’s first start after the injury spell was not very fruitful as he lost possessions occasionally. James Milner was poor down the side lines. Only Lallana, Can and Lovren were impressive in the first half and showed a bit of desperation in scoring.
After a boring first half it was time for an even more boring second half. Coutinho came in for Milner as an attacking change, but the Brazilian failed to impress after returning from injury. Brad Smith was very impressive with his crosses and posses enough threat to Sion defense at times. He could surely give a competition for Moreno. Jordan Rossiter and Cameron Brannagan also made appearances late in the boring second half.
Sion vs Liverpool Match Statistics:
|Shots (on target)||6(0)||6(2)|
|Fouls conceded (Bookings)||12(2)||14(1)|
Sion vs Liverpool Highlights:
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