Liverpool to win the Europa League! Here are 7 ways the Reds will embrace the competition – to eventually deliver in Dublin

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp looks on prior to the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Liverpool FC at Molineux on September 16, 2023 in Wolverhampton, England.
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Liverpool didn't expect to have Europa League football just two seasons after a Champions League final – but rather than seeing it as a hindrance, the Merseysiders could embrace the competition for the potentially huge positives it can bring.

The Reds begin their European adventure this season in the picturesque Austrian city of Linz, where they face LASK on Thursday evening. The other opponents in their group, Toulouse of France and Royal Union Saint-Gilloise of Belgium, offer similarly different settings for supporters who will travel to see their side. The Champions League, for all its glory and prestige, can get quite repetitive, there’s only so many times supporters can travel to Madrid, Naples and Porto before it all gets a bit routine. 

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Matt Ladson is the co-founder and editor of This Is Anfield, the independent Liverpool news and comment website, and covers all areas of the Reds for FourFourTwo – including transfer analysis, interviews, title wins and European trophies. As well as writing about Liverpool for FourFourTwo he also contributes to other titles including Yahoo and Bleacher Report. He is a lifelong fan of the Reds.