Ludogorets v Liverpool: Hapless Reds set for Euro humiliation
Fans of Liverpool look away now or at least stay behind the same sofa from which you viewed your team’s last Premier League game, as just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, it will.
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Ludogorets to beat Liverpool @ 3/1
The clues were there at Anfield on matchday one of this competition that Liverpool would be in for a scrap just to get out of Group B, and so it has transpired.
The Reds have not added to the three points garnered against Champions League debutants Ludogorets (owing only to a stoppage-time Steven Gerrard penalty), while embarking on a woeful four-match losing streak ahead of this rematch in Bulgaria.
Leaking goals, and still without the injured Daniel Sturridge to bag them at the other end, Liverpool face a team who’ve now won four home games on the spin, including a 1-0 home victory over Basel in this group.
Shawn of all confidence and lacking a blueprint for victory, this could be the Liverpool low point for Brendan Rodgers.
Away team goal-bands 0-1 @ 3/4
Liverpool have not scored a Champions League goal since beating Ludogorets 2-1 on the opening day, haven’t netted more than once in their last four games and only once have they surpassed a single goal in seven games across all competitions.
Ludogorets to score the first goal @ 11/8
Only one team has seized the initiative ahead of the Bulgarians in their last five home matches, with Real Madrid included in those to have fallen behind.
Alongside Liverpool’s general goal-shyness and dodgy defending, the Reds have fallen behind in their last three Champions League games too.
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