Liverpool, who successfully secured a group stage berth defeating Bundesliga outfit TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in playoffs, are determined to shake off their Saturday afternoon misfortune against Manchester City where they conceded 5 times and scored none at Etihad in a crucial Premier League encounter.
Their last meeting with Spanish heavyweights Sevilla ended in a heartbreak for the Merseysiders who conceded thrice in the second half despite leading by a goal in first during 2015-16 UEFA Europa League final. They have been drawn alongside Sevilla, Spartak Moskva, and NK Maribor. The outing against Sevilla, as a result, is an opportunity for revenge and get back on track prior to Saturday’s outing against Burnley.
Liverpool vs Sevilla Injuries And Suspensions:
Liverpool will be without Adam Lallana and Nathaniel Clyne who are out injured with their respective thigh and back injuries. But Philippe Coutinho, the Brazilian midfielder, has returned to training following his transfer conundrum and set to be included in matchday squad by Jurgen Klopp.
Sevilla, too, have a couple of major absentees. Nolito, the former Manchester City winger, has not been included in their 22-man traveling squad after sustaining an injury following 3-0 league win against Eibar where he netted their third in the second half added minutes. Johannes Geis, the Schalke loanee, is going to miss the trip as well.
Liverpool vs Sevilla Probable Lineups:
Subs: Simon Mignolet, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Alberto Moreno, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Philippe Coutinho, Emre Can, Daniel Sturridge.
Subs: David Soria, Michael Krohn-Dehli, Walter Montoya, Joaquín Correa, Franco Vázquez, Clément Lenglet, Luis Muriel.
Liverpool vs Sevilla Key Players:
Liverpool will rely on their lethal attacking trio of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, and Mohamed Salah. The return of Philippe Coutinho will boost them up further and the likes of Daniel Sturridge and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are also capable of creating impact at some stage of the game.
Eduardo Berizzo, the Sevilla boss, will largely rely on his Brazilian midfielder Ganso who is in scintillating form for the visitors. They will rely on Wissam Ben Yedder in front of goal whereas Steven N’Zonzi and Ever Banega will play a key role in their midfield. Jesus Navas, the former Manchester City winger, will pose threat to vulnerable Liverpool back-line with his runs and cut insides.
Liverpool vs Sevilla Last Meeting:
Their last meeting was a painful experience for the hosts who suffered a 3-1 defeat in 2015-16 Europa League final despite leading by Daniel Sturridge’s goal in the first half. Kevin Gamerio equalized minutes after the break and Coke scored two further goals to seal the deal.
Liverpool vs Sevilla Current Run In All Competitions ( Latest Result First):
Liverpool vs Sevilla Betting Odds ( Subject To Change):
Liverpool: 4/6 Draw: 14/5 Sevilla: 4/1
Liverpool vs Sevilla Live Streaming:
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