Liverpool delivered a commanding performance, scoring five goals in a decisive victory over Toulouse. At Anfield, the hosts took the lead when Diogo Jota skillfully evaded defenders in the ninth minute, finding the net. Toulouse responded with Thijs Dallinga equalizing after a 40-yard run, exploiting Trent Alexander-Arnold’s defensive positioning.
However, Alexander-Arnold, acting as captain, made amends by providing the assist to Wataru Endo, who scored his first Liverpool goal in the 30th minute. Darwin Nunez extended Liverpool’s lead to 3-1 at half-time with a powerful strike. In the second half, Nunez hit the post but Ryan Gravenberch converted the rebound for Liverpool’s fourth goal.
Liverpool cruised to victory, with Mohamed Salah scoring a fifth in stoppage time, recording his ninth goal of the season. This victory solidified Liverpool’s position at the top of Group E with nine points from three matches, while Toulouse dropped to third, five points behind. Despite their success in the Europa League, Liverpool’s primary focus remains on the league, where they are three points behind the leaders.
Jurgen Klopp made eight changes to the team, looking ahead to the Premier League match against Nottingham Forest. Despite the lineup adjustments, Liverpool’s second-string players demonstrated clinical and intense performance, with Endo and Gravenberch standing out.
Teenager Luke Chambers made his first start, and substitutes Callum Scanlon and James McConnell made their debuts. Cody Gakpo returned from a month-long absence, entering the game in the second half. While Liverpool consistently created scoring opportunities, they also left gaps in their defense.
The Reds put on an entertaining show throughout the match and have the opportunity to advance to the knockout stage with two matches to spare if they defeat Toulouse in their next Europa League fixture in two weeks.