Egypt winger Mohamed Salah missed Liverpool's training session on Tuesday due to illness, one day before the club host Sevilla in their opening group-stage game of the European Champions League. I will have the situation all the time now over the next three or four weeks.

After a 6-3 aggregate victory over Hoffenheim in their play-off qualifier, Liverpool will head into the Champions League confident of improving on their showing from three years ago.

He said earlier on Tuesday he was looking forward to the Sevilla game.

The wantaway Brazilian is yet to feature in a competitive match for the Reds this season after being denied a move to Barcelona despite submitting a transfer request.

"Phil is a fantastic player, and hopefully we can use him as quickly as possible".

In a ideal world, their star man Coutinho would play from the off but the 25-year-old is yet to make an appearance this season.

Liverpool have been gifted a comfortable group, with Spartak Moscow and Maribor also drawn against them, but face what will likely be their toughest opponents first.

Liverpool welcome Burnley to Anfield on Saturday as they look to bounce back from Saturday's thrashing at the Etihad.

Coutinho would be a welcome addition to a side beaten 5-0 by Manchester City on Saturday, a collapse sparked by Sadio Mane's first-half sending off.

Sevilla are a decent team and their attacking players will hurt Liverpool if they are given the space to work their magic, but Klopp's side have even more firepower at the other end of the field.

They lack a Virgil van Dijk, dare I say, but I have been told in recent days that Southampton will not sell their Dutch defender to Liverpool under any circumstances, so they should have at least tried to get someone else in who could have done a job.


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