Liverpool’s boss Jurgen Klopp has announced that the Premier League giants are in the Europa Cup competition to fight for the prize.
The Red Devils are only playing in the Europa League football after finishing 5th in the Premier League last season, narrowly missing out on the UEFA Champions League.
Liverpool last played in the Europa League in 2016 and they would be coming back seven years later.
In 2016, they reached the competition’s final before losing out to Sevilla by three goals to one.
Since then, they have gone ahead to win one Champions League and reached two other finals, while also lifting the Premier League, the Club World Cup, the FA Cup, and the Carabao Cup.
They would be starting their campaign against Austria’s top side LASK and would face Union Gilloise and Toulouse later.
“We are here to compete, not to give opportunities,” Klopp said in the press conference ahead of the game.
“My first year I thought the Europa League was a bit too much for us until we got to the final. We had to fly to Russia, and play on a frozen pitch in Sion.
“That was a different squad. We were not ready and we came through somehow. I don’t think we were exceptional until the quarter-final and semi-final.
“It is a different time, a different team. We are better prepared. We enjoyed it more to be here because we had no clue at that time what to expect.
“We have to be motivated, and we are excited to play in the Europa League. I didn’t watch the Champions League (this week), I didn’t miss the anthem.”