The step was too high for the Violets. This Thursday evening in the Europa League, Toulouse lost heavily against Liverpool (5-1) on the 3rd day of Group E.
Supported by 2,400 raging supporters, Téfécé knew that it was going to suffer against the team coached by Jürgen Klopp, certainly reworked (Salah, Diaz and Van Dijk on the bench) but used to playing the Champions League among European behemoths . Although well into their game, Martinez Novell's players gave in on the first English acceleration signed Diogo Jota. The Portuguese scored after a nice slalom in the area to open the scoring (1-0, 9th). Without complex, the winner of the 2022 Coupe de France reacted immediately, offering himself the equalizer thanks to his scorer Dallinga, effective in front of Kelleher (1-1, 16th) after a rescue from Remains against Nunez (14th) . The Toulouse residents were not afraid despite the domination of the Reds and hoped to hold out as long as possible. They only lasted a quarter of an hour. By pushing, Liverpool made the purple defense crack again, twice in quick succession. Endo gave the locals the lead again with a header (2-1, 30th) then Nunez hit the nail on the head from close range (3-1, 34th), following a lot of work from Gravenberch, man of the match this evening at Anfield .
Trailing by two goals at the break, Toulouse did not give up and had the opportunity to make it 3-2, scored by Suazo after a gift from goalkeeper Kelleher. Dallinga recovered his poor recovery to serve the Chilean who saw Alexander-Arnold save the red house on his line (47th). Téfécé's luck had definitely passed. Liverpool picked up the pace again, Gravenberch requesting Restes (55th). On the other hand, the French international hopeful was unable to do anything about the Dutchman's new attempt which hit the mark (4-1, 65th), with Nunez missing the inevitable a few seconds earlier. The score was folded, Klopp could rotate his squad, launch young players (Scanlon, Quansah) and give playing time to his star, Mohamed Salah. The Egyptian ended up adding to the score at the end of added time (5-1, 93rd), punishing a valiant but too naive Toulouse rearguard. There was a huge gap between Liverpool, serious and efficient, and TFC, who were missing too many things to achieve a feat.
Corrected logically, Toulouse (4 points) slips to 3rd place in its Europa League group, overtaken on goal difference by Union Saint-Gilloise, winner of LASK (2-1). In two weeks, the Violets will meet the Reds, undefeated leaders (9 pts), with the hope of achieving another result in front of their Stadium audience.