Philippe Coutinho trains with Liverpool ahead of Champions League opener


Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah has emerged as a major doubt for his side's Champions League clash with Sevilla on Wednesday (13 September) after being sent home from the Reds' training complex with an illness.

"We have to take the first 20 minutes and how we played before the global break and take it into the next game", Mignolet said.

It was unfortunate that the transfer story was played out while the Premier League season was underway and no one believed his "back bad" injury claim that has stopped him playing so far this season, as we all knew it was part of his plan to push for a transfer.

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.

Daniel Sturridge will be another option at Anfield-and if the striker does feature, it would be his first outing for the Reds in the Champions League.

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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.

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

The news of his illness comes just hours after he told of his excitement at the prospect of the clash with Sevilla, who beat Liverpool in the Europa League final past year.

Mohamed Salah is a minor doubt after being sent home from training today with a sore throat but Klopp has suggested the Egyptian worldwide should be fit to start against Sevilla. "I would like to win that game", Salah said on Liverpool's official website.

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.