Toulouse v Liverpool LIVE: Europa League updates as Luis Diaz starts after kidnapped father freed

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Jurgen Klopp to TNT Sports on Diaz: “He is happy, and thumbs up all the time. It looks good, very very good, but I am not the one to release anything.

“So obviously timing-wise it could not have been better, if it’s today – great but let’s go in this game.”

On Diaz starting: “We asked him, he wants to and he will.”

Another thing marred Liverpool’s draw at Luton, some of the actions of the home supporters:

Luton have threatened to ban any supporters who are found to have taken part in ‘tragedy chanting’ during Sunday’s home match against Liverpool.

The Football Association has asked the club – and police – for their observations after taunts indirectly referencing the Hillsborough disaster were heard during the 1-1 draw, while the PA news agency understands Liverpool have also written asking what measures are to be taken.

Luton issued a statement saying they were “saddened” and “extremely disappointed that a small number of supporters soured the occasion with chants that may be interpreted as being in relation to tragedies that have affected Liverpool FC in the past”.

Luton threaten to ban fans involved in ‘tragedy chanting’ during Liverpool match

Taunts indirectly referencing the Hillsborough disaster were heard at Kenilworth Road during Sunday’s 1-1 Premier League draw against Liverpool

Luis Diaz will start for Liverpool following the news that his father was freed by his kidnappers.

Alexis Mac Allister, who is suspended for the upcoming Premier League match is also in the starting XI.

Virgil Van Dijk misses out through illness, with both Ryan Gravenberch and Curtis Jones injured.

Liverpool XI: Kelleher; Gomez, Matip, Quansah, Tsimikas; Endo, Mac Allister, Elliott; Doak, Diaz, Gakpo

Subs: Alisson, Mrozek, Konate, Szoboszlai, Nunez, Salah, Jota, Chambers, Scanlon, Gordon, McConnell, Alexander-Arnold


Luis Diaz’s father has been freed by his kidnappers, Colombia’s government and national football federation have confirmed.

Colombia’s National Liberation Army (ELN), the guerrilla group behind the armed capture of Luis Manuel Diaz nearly two weeks ago, have released the Liverpool star’s father.

Diaz was seized on 28 October along with his wife, Cilenis Marulanda, who was then freed by police.

The government said in a statement that it had held peace talks with the ELN and was celebrating Diaz’s release.

Luis Diaz’s father freed by kidnappers in Colombia

The Liverpool star’s father was kidnapped by gunmen but has now been freed

Liverpool vs Toulouse

Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk will miss the Europa League tie in Toulouse due to illness but his place could be filled by a youngster whose rapid rise this season initially took manager Jurgen Klopp by surprise.

When 20-year-old Jarell Quansah joined the squad for pre-season training there was not a lot of consideration given to him playing much of a role in the current campaign and there were even discussions about sending him out on loan.

Jarell Quansah could fill in for Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk in Toulouse

Van Dijk is ill.

Liverpool vs Toulouse

Good afternoon and welcome to The Independent’s live blog coverage of Toulouse vs Liverpool in the Europa League Group E.

A win for the Reds would see them qualify for the knockout stages, but in their most recent match, they left it late to come from behind against Luton and only managed to secure a draw against the recently-promoted Premier League side.

Liverpool may also choose to rotate their squad due to the amount of fixtures which have started to come thick and fast, and allow some players to recover and not make the trip to the south of France.

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