Liverpool concluded their Europa League group stage with a defeat against Union Saint-Gilloise in Belgium.
Mohamed Amoura opened the scoring, but Jarell Quansah’s goal marked the 2,000th in Jurgen Klopp’s managerial career. Cameron Puertas restored the Belgian side’s lead before half-time.
Despite Liverpool’s efforts in the second half, Union secured a 2-1 victory, earning them a spot in the UEFA Conference League.
National media and The Times’ Paul Joyce reported on the game, noting Klopp’s focus on the upcoming match against Manchester United.
The Telegraph’s Chris Bascombe highlighted the contrasting experiences of United and Liverpool’s senior players during European competition.
The Guardian’s Andy Hunter emphasized Union’s celebration of victory despite exiting the Europa League.
The ECHO’s Paul Gorst acknowledged the youthful and changed Liverpool side, describing the defeat as a minor setback in a season filled with promise.
Klopp’s focus on the present was emphasized, and the match offered glimpses into the future, with Liverpool’s youngest-ever European starting lineup.
Despite the loss, the overall focus remains on Liverpool’s impressive position in the Premier League and their status as Europa League favorites.