Ryan Gravenberch Scores Debut Goal as Liverpool Triumph Over Union Saint-Gilloise in Europa League Clash
In a Europa League encounter, Liverpool secured a victory against Union Saint-Gilloise, with Ryan Gravenberch netting his first goal for the club just before halftime. Gravenberch calmly slotted the ball home after Anthony Moris parried Trent Alexander-Arnold’s shot.
The match’s first half was rather uneventful, offering few chances at Anfield. Darwin Nunez missed a significant opportunity to score when he narrowly missed connecting with Mohamed Salah’s cross, while Gustaf Nilsson headed over the bar from close range for the visiting team.
Gravenberch, putting on an excellent performance, was denied a second goal just after the hour mark when Moris made a crucial save to push his dipping shot behind.
Liverpool sealed the win late in the game as Diogo Jota found the back of the net following a swift counterattack.
Although not a standout performance, Liverpool’s victory provided a welcome return to normalcy after the video assistant referee controversy that followed their Premier League defeat to Tottenham over the weekend.
With this win, Liverpool leads Group E with six points from two matches.
Manager Jurgen Klopp commented, “Job done. You cannot always win with excitement. It’s good for us as we can learn a lot from this game. With rhythm, we look one way, and without it, we look another, with exactly the same players. There are plenty of things to learn, and we will use that.”