Liverpool held by FC Sion but top Group B
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Unfortunately, that's all we've got time for tonight. I've been Oliver Emmerson, taking you through Sion 0-0 Liverpool. See you next time!

That's it, it's all over and Sion progress from the group in their first ever European group stage campaign. Liverpool top the group, and they'll be happy enough despite an awful game.

FT: Sion 0-0 Liverpool

90: Three minutes of additional time announced.

89: Final change for Liverpool, as Brannagan replaces Firmino.

84: A decent move from Liverpool, with Smith doing well down the left again to create it. Rossiter intercepted and Firmino brought the ball away, playing it down the line for the Australian, who saw Origi only able to get a faint touch on his ball into the area. 

82: Yellow card for Nathaniel Clyne.

79: 2-2 in the other group game now, so if Liverpool and Rubin Kazan both find late winners, Sion will exit the competition. In honesty though, a goal here is looking unlikely.

76: Second change for Liverpool as Rossiter, also returning from injury, comes on for Henderson.

74: Coutinho gets away on the break and chooses to pass to Firmino, but the Brazilian's touch has let him down. He's had a poor evening.

70: Can's pass finds Origi around the back, and an onrushing Vanins does enough to hold him off, before the Belgian's cross was headed away.

66: Little happening in Switzerland, but it's now 2-1 in Bordeaux! That means that Sion are almost certainly going to progress, even if they lose.

60: There we go, Coutinho's on for Milner.

59: Coutinho removing his bib on the sideline, he's likely to be given half an hour or so on return from injury. Elsewhere in the group, Bordeaux have levelled things up against Kazan, meaning Sion would still progress even if Liverpool were to score a winner.

56: A smart free-kick routine from Sion gives Ziegler a chance to cross, but Dejan Lovren is alert to the danger and sweeps the ball away.

52: Yellow card for captain Kouassi, which will rule him out of the next game, should Sion progress into the round of 32.

48: Milner has the first shot of the second 45, but it's a weak effort that's easily saved by the 'keeper.

45: Kick-off, the second half is up and running. 

The referee brings an end to what has been a fairly dreary opening half in Switzerland. As it stands, Liverpool go through as group winners, with Sion qualifying in second place. 

HT: Sion 0-0 Liverpool 

45: One minute of additional time is announced.

40: Five minutes left in the half, and we're yet to see a goal, or a clear cut chance. Will that change before the interval?

33: Elsewhere in the group, Rubin Kazan have gone a goal ahead away at Bordeaux, meaning that if Sion went a goal behind, they'd be heading out of the competiton. The first booking of the game goes to Assifuah, for a poor tackle on Emre Can which has left the midfielder in some serious pain. 

29: Better from Klopp's men as Lallana wins the ball in the centre and looks to set up Origi, only for the ball to be pinched from the Belgian a split second before he could get it.

23: Fernandes has a go from the edge of the area for Sion after being presented time and space by Liverpool, but can only drag a poor effort well wide.

19: Close from Origi! The young striker, looking to stake his claim for a place on Sunday ahead of Christian Benteke, fires a long range effort just wide.

10: Smith has made a positive start and looked threatening with a couple of crosses, and really should have seen the first yellow card of teh game given for a foul against him moments ago, as Carlitos chopped him down with a late challenge.

4: First real chance for Liverpool, although Origi would have done well to score, stretching far from Smith's cross. The ball is eventually cleared to Emre Can, who blasts a long range effort over the bar.

3: It's extremely noticeable that one side of the pitch, the right side for Liverpool's attack, looks extremely icy. Will that prove to be a factor in the game, on a very cold night? It remains to be seen.

0: Off we go, we're underway!

Five minutes until we get underway and the teams are slowly filtering out through the tunnel, with the home fans in good voice. 

Just under half an hour until kick-off now, how about some predictions? Given the fact that both teams need a point to get what they want, qualification and to win the group respectively, I may have plumped for that before seeing the teams, but given Liverpool's strong XI, I'll go with a 2-1 victory for the away side. Tweet your predictions into @VAVELLiverpool on Twitter, and we'll get those mentioned.

Klopp will be hoping that fielding such a strong team doesn't have any negative bearing on Sunday's result against West Bromwich Albion, considering Liverpool haven't played too well this season when coming off the back of a Europa League tie, with the 2-1 home loss against Crystal Palace an excellent example of such problems.

Whilst I try and get my head around some of those Sion surnames, let's have a more in depth look at the Liverpool team. Jürgen Klopp has fielded a fairly strong side, with two changes in the defence, as Kolo Toure and the aforementioned Smith come in for Martin Skrtel and Moreno. Further forward it looks incredibly strong, as Jordan Henderson makes his first start since returning from injury, whilst there are also places for Adam Lallana and Roberto Firmino. Divock Origi will be hoping to impress once more, after scoring a hat-trick against Southampton last week.

Liverpool substitutes: Bogdan, Randall, Skrtel, Rossiter, Brannagan, Coutinho, Benteke.

Sion substitutes: Fickentscher, Vanczak, Sierro, Mujangi Bia, Adao, Akolo, Follonier.

Liverpool XI: Mignolet, Clyne, Toure, Lovren, Smith, Henderson, Can, Milner, Lallana, Firmino, Origi.

Sion XI: Vanins, Ziegler, Lacroix, Ruefli, Zverotic, Kouassi, Salatic, Pa Modou, Fernandes, Carlitos, Assifuah.

The starting XI's have been announced...

STAT: It's been a rather low scoring group, with only 18 goals to be had in the 10 matches so far, averaging less than two a game! We'll hope for more tonight.

Liverpool may well field a weakened team due to already being through, and due to their injury problems. Philippe Coutinho is only just getting back from a hamstring problem that has kept him out for over two weeks, whilst Daniel Sturridge is now out with a similar issue. Youngster Brad Smith has travelled with the squad, and could be in line to make his first start for Liverpool at left-back, if Alberto Moreno is rested.

Things aren't going well for Sion recently, and the Swiss side are largely out of form, having lost two consecutive league games after being beaten by Kazan, making it three straight losses in a row. They play Basel in the Swiss Cup quarter final on Sunday too, so it'll be interesting to see how focused they are on this match.

Since then, things have improved for the Reds and they've put in a series of impressive away performances, dismantling the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City and Southampton by large scorelines. However, things turned sour last Sunday, as they crashed to a 2-0 defeat at Newcastle United, a loss that they'll be keen to get over tonight.

Of course, with this being the final game of the group, these two teams have already met, back at Anfield in September. Adam Lallana's early goal was cancelled out in a 1-1 draw, which proved to be the final home match of Brendan Rodgers' tenure as manager on L4.

Things are somewhat simpler for Liverpool, who have already qualified for the next round, having accumulated nine points from five games, winning two and drawing three. Those three draws, strangely enough, were all 1-1, and all came in their opening three matches. After that things picked up, and they saw off Kazan in their fourth game before beating Bordeaux 2-1 a few weeks a go at home, setting things up so that they only need a draw this evening in order to finish top of the group. 

For Sion, it's been a fairly impressive group stage up to now, especially considering that many thought they could well come bottom of Group B. Taking eight points from their first five games, they've only lost once, and sit second in the group. This means that they'll qualify tonight with a draw minimum, as they're three points ahead of third place Rubin Kazan. However, if they lose and the Russians win their game, Sion would drop out of the competition due to having an inferior head to head record against Kazan.

Good evening, and welcome to VAVEL UK's live minute-by-minute commentary of tonight's Europa League clash between FC Sion and Liverpool. Kick-off in Switzerland is set for 6PM BST, so stick with us beforehand as we get the team news, and take a look at how the group stage has gone so far for each team, with it being matchday six.

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