Luis Garcia: Liverpool can win the Champions League this year

Klopp faces a potentially tricky group, with Sevilla, Spartak Moscow and Maribor all set to face the Reds - but it's Sevilla up first, as the Spaniards head to Anfield for their opening match of the competition this season.

Jurgen Klopp confirmed that Mohamed Salah was indeed sent home on Tuesday as a precaution to nurse his illness and is likely to take part on Wednesday, be it as a player in the starting eleven or as a substitute. It shouldn't be that serious [but] he can't spread the virus if there is one.

Clyne is now out with a back injury, while Lovren was left on the bench for Saturday's 5-0 loss at Manchester City due to not being 100 per cent fit. "I'm happy to be at the club with these players".

Coutinho, who has played twice for Brazil, has been unavailable with what Liverpool said was a back problem.

"If nothing happens overnight, Loris will play tomorrow", said Klopp.

A statement from the Football Association yesterday said: "Sadio Mane's three-match suspension, which was effective immediately, remains in place after his claim of excessive punishment was rejected following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing".

"Then it would have been different, I would say". I don't think I had any influence on the decision of the ref (to send him to the stands).

"It's not an English thing".

We're not famous for keeping clean sheets and Sevilla are in a good run of form, even without Nolito, I expect them to score.

Catalan news outlets Sport and Mundo Deportivo showed no mercy in their slamming of the four-time Champions League winners.

Klopp's side have won five and drawn six of their 16 meetings with La Liga teams at Anfield, so the 3/1 on offer for a draw could be worth an interest.

"We know we have to improve but there is so much potential and we can work with this". "We have to take the first 20 minutes of Saturday's game, and how we played before the worldwide break, and take it into the next game", said goalkeeper Simon Mignolet. We actually plan to put all what we have in this game.

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