Loris Karius starts as Liverpool rejoin elite


"But how I said, until we conceded the third goal I thought it also made sense to try to score actually, [but] after the third one it was again a different game and then the fifth one was in the last minute".

It at least provides a ideal opportunity for Philippe Coutinho's planned reconciliation after his failed move to Barcelona.

The Reds were battered 5-0 in Manchester on Saturday afternoon and will need a much better performance as they make their return to the top competition in Europe.

"I'm sure all the Liverpool fans are ready to wait another 24 hours!"

Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah might not be involved in the Champions League Group E clash though, as he missed the training session at Melwood today due to illness.

"He was in and the doc told me Mo Salah can train, but what would be best for him is if he doesn't have to".

Here is Liverpool's strongest possible 4-2-3-1 XI vs Sevilla.

"It should not be too serious, but we sent him home so that he could not spread the virus - if there's a virus".

"At this moment we expect him back in the morning for normal training".

The Liverpool boss will put his faith back in compatriot Karius for the club's group stage opener against Sevilla on Wednesday night, but Klopp insists that is no reflection of his long-term plans.

The Reds then face Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday, meaning Jurgen Klopp will shuffle the pack.

"Players of a certain level and personality grow when they come to an atmosphere and stadium like this", the Argentine said. I don't want to bring that in doubt but how can you ask if he's number one?

"I really think we handled it really well". I've got a lots of character and personality in my team.

Glenn is ESPN FC's Liverpool correspondent.

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