Ryan Gravenberch helped Liverpool to a generous victory in the Europa League on Thursday. The midfielder contributed a goal to a 5-1 win over Toulouse, which leveled through Thijs Dallinga.
Gravenberch scored Liverpool’s fourth goal at Anfield after more than an hour. The former Ajax player was attentive after teammate Darwin Núñez hit the post.
Not long after, Gravenberch received a public substitution. He was the only Dutchman in the starting line-up at Liverpool. Virgil van Dijk was spared and Cody Gakpo came on.
Liverpool took the lead early through Diogo Jota, after which Dallinga made it 1-1. The striker broke through and shot diagonally. It turned out to be worth little, because at halftime it was already 3-1 thanks to Wataru Endo and Núñez. After Gravenberch’s goal, Mohamed Salah provided the final chord.
With nine points from three matches, there is no problem for Liverpool in group E. Toulouse follows on five points. Union Saint-Gilloise, which won 2-1 against LASK, follows with four points.
Roma and Leverkusen also continue to win
In group G, coach José Mourinho’s AS Roma is also still flawless. The Romans won 2-0 at home against Slavia Prague thanks to a lightning goal from Edoardo Bove (he scored within a minute) and Romelu Lukaku.
Slavia Prague had won the first two group matches and is also on course for wintering in the Europa League. Sheriff Tiraspol and Servette FC drew 1-1 and took their first point.
Bayer Leverkusen defeated Qarabag FK (5-1) in group H and also has nine points. Florian Wirtz was the big man for the Germans with a goal and three assists, who kept Dutch international Jeremie Frimpong aside. Earlier in the evening, Molde FK won in the same group with the same figures against BK Häcken.
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