Iborra tips Sevilla at Liverpool

Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia during a training session at FC Rottach Egern on day three of the preseason training camp in Germany

"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.

Next month will mark the second anniversary of Klopp's appointment, the halfway point of that four-year cycle. I've got a lots of character and personality in my team.

Whether they are significantly closer to winning a major trophy is more open to debate.

Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that goalkeeper Loris Karius will start in Wednesday's Champions League game against Sevilla. That European adventure was an unexpected bonus.

But it appears that he could be made first choice in Europe, as Liverpool make their return to the Champions League at Anfield against the side that defeated them in the Europa League final of 2016. They are now third in the Spanish league table, behind Real Sociedad and Barcelona.

It is a wealth of attacking talent, and it still has Philippe Coutinho to come back following his failed attempt to engineer a move to Barcelona.

However, Sadio Mane's three-game suspension for his sending off in the Reds' 5-0 loss to Manchester City could see Coutinho handed a place in the Liverpool team next weekend. "But we are in another game and the important thing is to be here knowing that we play in the Champions League for the third consecutive year".

"That's the plan. Not to keep them happy, no, to use the quality of the goalkeepers and that's how it is, to keep them altogether and then they will decide with the performance who will play".

Mane's clash with City keeper Ederson was accidental and while it may be a red card under the rules of the game, the suspension that goes with it has to be over the top. The question is whether Sevilla is ready to punish it.

Yet the big concern must be that the defensive issues from two seasons ago have yet to be solved a couple of seasons later and it is a major concern heading into this Champions League campaign.

The decision will disappoint Mignolet, who was influential towards the end of last season in... "Nolito has gone there, Jesus Navas has gone back and they've also got threats in Wissam Ben Yedder and Luis Muriel".



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