As Liverpool face Udinese tonight, the players will know that a win in Italy would guarantee their place in the next round.
A draw could be good enough, provided Young Boys lose to Anzhi. However as Udinese are predicted to play a changed side due to early elimination, the reds will feel an added emphasis to put this game to bed; striker Luis Suarez also prepares to make the trip.
There is no neglecting the draw of knocking Liverpool out of Europe, so I will expect to see star striker Di Natale make the trip also, as Udinese ensure to make the game as difficult as possible. Liverpool will need to bring their shooting boots with them, unless they are willing to risk the sting in Udinese’s tail.
I think the match will be a tight one-nil showing, with the Reds just edging proceedings. However as I said before, Udinese have a sting in the tail, so Liverpool will need to score to make sure they progress.