Champions league: Mohamed Salah to miss Liverpool, Sevilla clash

Champions league: Mohamed Salah to miss Liverpool, Sevilla clash
Champions league: Mohamed Salah to miss Liverpool, Sevilla clash

13 September, 2017

The 24-year-old German surprisingly replaced his counterpart for the 4-0 win over Arsenal last month but Belgium worldwide Mignolet was restored for Saturday's 5-0 defeat at Manchester City.

Sadio Mane, who was slapped a domestic ban after picking a red card at Manchester City on Saturday is eligible to play in the European competition and will be seen playing Wednesday.

In early team news Liverpool can not call on Nathaniel Clyne or Adam Lallana, while Danny Ings and Philippe Coutinho are minor doubts.

The £36.9million summer signing was sent home by the club's medical staff after reporting to Melwood yesterday.

It was a curious error but what can be said with confidence is that even if the manager is not sure when Liverpool next play, the supporters certainly are. "I hope we play to the best of our ability tomorrow".

The match, though, will be a tricky affair for the La Liga side as both sides would hope to get their Champions League campaign off to a flying start.

The Spaniard may have evolved beyond his error-strewn antics during that infamous 2016 Europa League final, but it will take only one moment of weakness to leave both himself and Liverpool's defence metaphorically rocking back and forth in a corner.

But having returned to the Champions League group stages after a three-year absence, they'll want to focus on the positives.

Karius, who endured a hard first 12 months on Merseyside following his £5million arrival from Mainz, will take over between the posts against Sevilla tonight with Simon Mignolet given the responsibility of playing in the Premier League.

The players who guided to Liverpool to their five iconic win in Europe's top tournament are living legends and while it might be asking too much for Klopp's current team to win the Champions League this season, I feel they can do well.

- Paul Pogba left Old Trafford on crutches following the 3-0 Champions League win over Basel on Tuesday after being forced off with a hamstring injury.

In fact, Liverpool were riding a four-game winning streak prior to their Saturday loss against Manchester City.

"I know when the draw was made people were saying we are lucky with the group, but then you watch Sevilla and analyse them and think: 'Oh my God, that's real football, '" he added.

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