However, the lustre of that success is beginning to fade. And it's at the back where, so far, Spartak has also struggled.
Liverpool drew their opening Group E match 2-2 with Sevilla at Anfield, while Spartak conceded a late equaliser in a 1-1 draw at Maribor.
That game in Slovenia was marred as Spartak fans throw a flare at the referee.
Spartak will be battling to get key players fit ahead of Tuesday's game.More news: Wenger missing several key names ahead of West Brom clash
"I'm really pleased for him and he deserves the praise that will come his way".
After a hugely frustrating draw with Sevilla on Matchday One, Liverpool hope to pick up three valuable points in the Russian capital.
A 3-2 victory over Leicester on Saturday ended a four-match winless run but it hardly quietened the critics who have been lambasting manager Jurgen Klopp over his leaky backline. I love Harry, too.
'I talk about the team performance when we defend - we must do that better'.
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Liverpool's next league game is at Newcastle United on Sunday.
I'm quite happy to back Over 2.5 Goals at [1.77].
Manager Jurgen Klopp speaks to the media about Coutinho, transfers and the Liverpool defense.
His absence would be a boost for Liverpool after his superb start to the new season in which he has scored six goals in all competitions. "Defence, how I understand it, is a team-work thing so that's what we speak about and talk about", he said.
On the Spartak side of things, keep an eye on Promes' fitness, because he's definitely worth a look at [2.87].More news: Trump at odds with DACA hard-liners