Philippe Coutinho trains with Liverpool ahead of Champions League opener

Posted September 13, 2017

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. The quickest, easiest way to end all of this as quickly as possible is to cup tie the player at the earliest possible moment.

Now he needs to forget about what has gone and perform at his best for Liverpool again.

Philippe Coutinho could play his first Liverpool game of the season against Sevilla in the Champions League.

- Klopp says Coutinho is available for selection in the Champions League this week. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will also be an option to replace Mane and the attacking strength in depth Klopp now has at his disposal should ensure the absence of his most potent attacking threat is not fatal to his side's hopes. "I'm happy to be [at] the club with these players".

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"It was a decision made with the season in mind", Klopp said. All those opponents are beatable and they should have additional motivation to win this first game against Sevilla at Anfield.

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

Liverpool and Sevilla last met in the Europa League final in 2016, with the La Liga side running out 3-1 winners.

Georginio Wijnaldum will be among those looking to improve on an abject display in Saturday's 5-0 loss to Man City, with the Dutchman in poor form at Anfield.

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Liverpool still lacks that powerhouse leader at the back, the decisive voice, the talisman who will put his head in where it hurts.

The attacker's Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane was awarded the Premier League Player of the Month crown.

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.

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