Liverpool could book their place in the knockout stage of the Europa League if they can see off Young Boys and results elsewhere go their way.

The two sides head into Thursday’s continental clash at Anfield locked together on six points from four games.

Liverpool sit second in the standings at present, a point adrift of Anzhi Makhachkala, but all four sides in Group A still harbour aspirations of securing a top-two finish.

The Reds will progress, though, if they see off Young Boys and Udinese come unstuck against Anzhi in the group’s early kick-off.

While the competition may not be a priority for Brendan Rodgers’ side this season, the Reds are taking it seriously enough to consider qualification a must.

The fact that Liverpool prevailed 5-3 over Young Boys back in September, on Swiss soil, suggests they should have enough to take another positive step on the European road in midweek. With Suarez likely to start, you can expect Liverpool to have enough in their amoury to dispatch the boys from Swiss. Should Suarez start, he will be worth a putt to score the game’s first goalscorer at 13/5 and to score at anytime at 4/7.

They will, however, be taking nothing for granted, with Rodgers having warned his side against complacency against opponents who will arrive on Merseyside in the mind-set that they have nothing to lose and everything to gain.