Whereas Liverpool wanted a stoppage-time header to earn a degree at Luton, Thursday’s opponents have been on the receiving finish of a late blow themselves.
The Reds will journey to Toulouse for the primary time since a Champions League qualifier all the best way again in 2007, with the double-header being the one earlier encounter between the golf equipment till this season.
The French aspect at the moment sit 14th in Ligue 1, however the desk might have seemed loads rosier for them had they not surrendered a lead of their remaining recreation earlier than Liverpool’s go to.
Thijs Dallinga fired the hosts in entrance shortly after the interval, the identical man who equalised for Carles Martinez Novell’s aspect at Anfield two weeks in the past.
With simply seven minutes of regular time remaining, Toulouse have been on target for an important three factors which might have taken all of them the best way as much as seventh within the league after 11 video games.
A late brace from Mohamed Bayo saved the day for guests Le Havre, together with a 96th-minute winner to interrupt TFC hearts on the dying.
It leaves Toulouse hovering only one level above the relegation zone and places them dangerously near being dragged right into a scrap on the rear finish of the desk.
Novell made simply two adjustments to the aspect that have been thrashed 3-0 away to Montpellier the earlier weekend, with the goalkeeper, again 4 and midfield three all remaining the identical in a 4-3-3 form.
It was the identical variety of tweaks to the aspect that have been overwhelmed 5-1 by the Reds three days earlier, however on that event, the Ligue 1 aspect opted for a again 5 at Anfield.
Dallinga stays a risk for Thursday, with the ahead at the moment sitting because the membership’s prime scorer this season on 5 objectives in all competitions.
Toulouse at the moment look set to battle it out with Union SG for second place within the Europa League Group E, as they sit stage with the Belgian aspect on 4 factors on the midway stage.
Toulouse XI vs. Le Havre: Restes; Desler, Costa (Diarra 68′), Nicolaisen, Suazo; Spierings, Schmidt (Sierro 77′), Casseres; Donnum (Cissoko 88′), Dallinga (Begraoui 77′), Magri (Bangre 88′)
Subs not used: Kamanzi, Gelabert, Keben, Dominguez