Liverpool will look to build on its solid draw away from home against Manchester City as it prepares to host Austrian side LASK in the Europa League on Thursday evening. A win would be enough to secure progression from the group with a game to spare, although it would not necessarily guarantee a first-placed finish.

Jürgen Klopp's men were defeated 3-2 by Ligue 1 outfit Toulouse in their last European fixture prior to the international break, although remain at the top of Group A despite the setback. But with the gap between the two sides now standing at just two points, a win for the French outfit over Union SG would take things to the final matchday, with the runner-up forced to enter the Round of 32 along with the Champions League dropouts.

The Reds secured all three points the last time it met LASK earlier in the season. Goals from Luis Díaz, Mohamed Salah and Darwin Núñez prevented a major upset after an early opener from Florian Flecker.

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Ahead of the clash against LASK, have taken a look at all the headlines you need ahead of the Europa League fixture. With January looming, it's the future of Mohamed Salah up first.

Mohamed Salah has no decision to make at Liverpool

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah was the subject of heavy interest from the big-spending Saudi Pro League during the summer. The club was forced to rebuff a verbal offer of around $190m (£150m/€173m) for the Egyptian forward.

Despite its spending power, the league is battling with its own internal problem which money can't solve: low attendances. While clubs such as Al-Nassr, Al-Hilal and Al-Etiffaq have spent big money to bring top European talents to the league, the necessary crowds to watch these players have not followed.

In a recent game between Al-Wehda and Al-Khaleej, a shocking number of just 447 spectators turned up at Al-Wehda's vast 38,000-capacity stadium, marking a new a record low for the season. Against this backdrop, Salah's decision should be even more obvious. Read the full story from James Findlater here.

Liverpool should scout 'next Sadio Mané' with incredible goal record

Liverpool has been known to scout players for several years before eventually pulling the trigger and securing a deal to bring them to Anfield. For instance, Sadio Mané is one of the many success stories that have emerged in recent years.

Luis Díaz and Darwin Núñez were tracked for several years at their respective Columbian and Uruguayan sides. Likewise, Mohamed Salah was also monitored during his time at FC Basel and Chelsea prior to becoming a legend in red.

One player who Liverpool should now look to shift its attention to is Franculino from FC Midtjylland. A product of Benfica's academy, the Guinea-Bissau attacker was signed by the Danish side last summer and has been electric since arriving at the club.

In 18 games he has recorded 12 goals, as well as adding a further three assists, outlining the impact he can make on the pitch. With his clear eye for goal, there are shades of Mané about his play. Click here to read the full story from Ben Bocsak.