Toulouse travel to Anfield to face Liverpool this Thursday in Matchday three of the Europa League. With both sides occupying the top two spots in their group, a win this week would put one side in control of their qualification to the knock-out round.
Liverpool currently sit top of Group E after two games. The Reds have two wins and sit on six points, which leaves them two points ahead of Toulouse and five points ahead of third place Union Saint-Gilloise.
In their last five games in all competitions, Liverpool have three wins, one draw and one loss. In the Third round of the League Cup, Liverpool faced Leicester. Kasey McAteer opened the scoring in the third minute for Leicester but Cody Gakpo, Dominik Szoboszlai and Diogo Jota all scored in the second half to give Liverpool the 3 - 1 win. Next was a controversial loss at Tottenham. Son Heung-min opened the scoring just after Liverpool had a goal ruled out for a controversial offside decision. Gakpo equalised just before halftime, but Liverpool were already down to ten men after Curtis Jones was sent off, but in the second half Jota was also sent off. Liverpool held on with nine men, but an own goal from Joel Matip gave Tottenham the 2 - 1 win.
Last time out in the Europa League was against Union Saint-Gilloise. Ryan Gravenberch and Jota both scored to give Liverpool the dominant 2 - 0 win. Back in the Premier League, Salah grabbed a double just before halftime to put Liverpool ahead after an early goal from Simon Adingra for Brighton. However, Lewis Dunk scored late on to grab the 2 - 2 draw for Brighton.
The last outing for Liverpool was in the Merseyside Derby. An early red card for Ashley Young gave Liverpool the chance to take Everton apart. Salah converted a penalty in the 75th minute and another goal in extra time gave Liverpool the 2 - 0 win.
Toulouse also sit in the qualification spots, in second. In two games, Toulouse have one win and one draw, leaving them on four points, two points behind top of the group Liverpool and three points clear of Union Saint-Gilloise.
In their last five games in all competitions, Toulouse have two wins, two draws and a loss. Cesar Gelabert opened the scoring for Toulouse, but Wesley Said equalised for Lens before halftime. Morgan Guilavogui then popped up with a goal in the 84th minute to give Lens the 2 - 1 win. However, Toulouse bounced back against Metz. Niklas Schmidt, Thijs Dallinga and Frank Magri all scored in the dominant 3 - 0 win for Toulouse.
In the Europa League last, Toulouse hosted LASK. Gabriel Suazo scored the only goal of the game in the first half as Toulouse beat LASK 1 - 0, despite having less of the possession and only two shots on target. Toulouse once again took the lead against Brest, with Frank Magri scoring in the 27th minute. Toulouse held onto the lead until the 90 minutes but in extra time Martin Satrino scored for Brest as the game finished 1 - 1.
The most recent time out for Toulouse was against Reims. Amir Richardson gave Reims the lead, but Dallinga drew Toulouse level just minutes later. However, neither team could find a winner, as the game ended with a 1 - 1 draw.
Liverpool and Toulouse have met just twice in their histories. This was in the Champions League back in 2007, where Liverpool picked up a win in both meetings, a 1 - 0 win and 4 - 0 win respectively.