Liverpool, Tottenham, Dortmund in dead rubbers

Liverpool play their final Group B game of the Europa League as they travel to Switzerland to face FC Sion at the Stade Tourbillon on Thursday. Jurgen Klopp will be without injured striker Daniel Sturridge, who is expected to be out until Christmas, but the pressure is off the Reds as they have already qualified for the knockout stage.

With passage to the next round guaranteed, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will think of resting players in tonight's game at Sion.   -  REUTERS

Liverpool play their final Group B game of the Europa League as they travel to Switzerland to face FC Sion at the Stade Tourbillon on Thursday. Jurgen Klopp will be without injured striker Daniel Sturridge, who is expected to be out until Christmas, but the pressure is off the Reds as they have already qualified for the knockout stage. A win for the Reds will ensure the top spot. It will be a big game for Sion as the Swiss outfit will look to register their first victory against Liverpool and ensure progress to the next round. Sion only need a point, however.

Like the Reds, Tottenham too have qualified (Group J) and a draw at home to Monaco will be enough for Spurs to top the group. Manager Mauricio Pochettino will probably look to give his star striker Harry Kane a night off even though he has been included in the squad. The French side will have their task cut out as Spurs are unbeaten in seven European fixtures at White Hart Lane, winning five and drawing two since a 3-1 loss to Benfica in March 2014. Monaco will need to win and hope Qarabag beat Belgian side Anderlecht in the other group fixture to advance to the knockouts.

In Group C, Borussia Dortmund, having already clinched a spot in the next round, host PAOK.

Other fixtures (select): Liberec v Marseille; Napoli v Legia Warsaw; Ajax v Molde; Fenerbahce v Celtic; Fiorentina v Belenenses.

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