Published: Wed, September 13, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Coutinho in Line for Sevilla Match, Confirms Klopp

Information Klopp was more willing to disclose concerned the goalkeeping position, where Karius will step in for regular first-choice in the Premier League Simon Mignolet.

Jurgen Klopp has insisted that Loris Karius is not number one despite being handed the gloves for Liverpool's Champions League return.

"Klopp revealed: "[Salah] was in and said he could train, the doc said he could train, but when I asked the doc what would be best for him him and he said if he didn't have to train because he had a bit of a sore throat.

The playmaker is yet to feature for the Reds this season following his summer long transfer saga with Barcelona.

Coutinho was left out of the Liverpool squad to face Manchester City due to fitness concerns and without him, the Reds were soundly beaten 5-0 by Pep Guardiola's men.

"Champions League nights are always special, especially at Anfield".

At times, it feels as if Klopp has spent two years, and a lot of money, recreating the Liverpool team which nearly won the Premier League under Rodgers four seasons ago.

Goalkeeper Loris Karius, who didn't play in the 5-0 loss to Manchester City due to an worldwide calling will be playing on Wednesday.

"They have all our respect", Klopp said.

"The front three will be the same, and given that he's not had a lot of football in the last month, I'd not expect him to start just yet".

"If he acts professionally and holds his hands up and says "look, I do want to leave but you will still get 100% commitment from me" and you see that day in day out, you respect that".

The majority of Liverpool's attacking threat comes down the left wing, specifically in the shape of the lightening quick Sadio Mane, who is likely to be accompanied by the overlapping runs and unsafe deliveries of rising star left-back Andrew Robertson. He didn't give the red card immediately, but when he saw the player bleeding, I would have made the same decision.

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