Photos: Liverpool train ahead of Champions League clash with Sevilla

12 September 2017
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Jurgen Klopp led his Liverpool side through preparations at Melwood on Tuesday afternoon, ahead of their Champions League opener against Sevilla.


The Reds take on the Spanish outfit at Anfield on Wednesday night, as they make their first appearance in Europe’s top-tier tournament since 2014.

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.

Up first are their opponents from the Europa League final in 2016, with Klopp plotting victory over Eduardo Berizzo’s Sevilla.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, September 12, 2017: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino, Philippe Coutinho Correia and Sadio Mane during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group E match against Sevilla FC. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The German will be able to call upon Philippe Coutinho for the first time this season, with the Brazilian all smiles despite his failed move to Barcelona this summer.

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, September 12, 2017: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group E match against Sevilla FC. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Klopp may be without Mohamed Salah, however, as the winger missed out on Tuesday, which could prompt an immediate return to the starting lineup for Liverpool’s No. 10.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, September 12, 2017: Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group E match against Sevilla FC. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, September 12, 2017: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group E match against Sevilla FC. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, September 12, 2017: Liverpool's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group E match against Sevilla FC. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could make his full debut for Liverpool, having come off the substitutes’ bench on Saturday for his first appearance since joining from Arsenal.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, September 12, 2017: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp and assistant manager Zeljko Buvac [L] during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group E match against Sevilla FC. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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Peripheral figures such as Ovie Ejaria, Marko Grujic, Danny Ings and Lazar Markovic all took part in training, but Ben Woodburn was absent.

The Wales international has been named in Steven Gerrard’s U19s squad for the UEFA Youth League, with the young Reds taking on their Sevilla counterparts at Prenton Park on Wednesday evening.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, September 12, 2017: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group E match against Sevilla FC. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool Squad in Training on Tuesday

Goalkeepers: Mignolet, Karius, Ward

Defenders: Matip, Lovren, Klavan, Gomez, Moreno, Alexander-Arnold, Flanagan, Robertson

Midfielders: Coutinho, Henderson, Can, Wijnaldum, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ejaria, Grujic

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Forwards: Firmino, Mane, Sturridge, Solanke, Ings*, Markovic*

* Not included in Liverpool’s Champions League squad.


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