Photos: Liverpool train at Sanchez Pizjuan ahead of Champions League match with Sevilla

20 November 2017

Jurgen Klopp led his team in training at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Monday night, where the Reds will face Sevilla in the Champions League.


The Liverpool boss faced the media to answer questions about qualifying for the last 16, the form of Mohamed Salah and more before taking the evening session.

With just one more round of games remaining after Tuesday’s fixture in Spain, Liverpool know a positive result will have them on the cusp of the knock-out stage for the first time since 2008/09.

The Reds drew 2-2 at home with Sevilla in the opening group game this season, but recent form has been impressive and Klopp’s men will be hopeful of matching that result at the very least.

One massive positive for the Reds in the coming weeks will be the return to fitness of Adam Lallana.

The midfielder is back with the squad and has travelled to Spain, though Klopp may be tempted to hold back on reintroducing him to competitive action for now.

SEVILLE, SPAIN - Monday, November 20, 2017: Liverpool's Adam Lallana during a training session ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group E match between Sevilla FC and Liverpool FC at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

There’s certainly competition for places in midfield; Emre Can was left out against Southampton at the weekend and he, James Milner, Gini Wijnaldum and Jordan Henderson could soon find themselves all battling for one or two places.

SEVILLE, SPAIN - Monday, November 20, 2017: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson during a training session ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group E match between Sevilla FC and Liverpool FC at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Klopp has already intimated that there will be at least one change: Loris Karius is set to reprise his role as Liverpool’s Champions League goalkeeper.

SEVILLE, SPAIN - Monday, November 20, 2017: Liverpool's goalkeeper Loris Karius during a training session ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group E match between Sevilla FC and Liverpool FC at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

At the other end of the pitch, Mohamed Salah remains the big danger man for the Reds. His form this term has been frightening, and Klopp will hope for more of the same on Tuesday.

SEVILLE, SPAIN - Monday, November 20, 2017: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah during a training session ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group E match between Sevilla FC and Liverpool FC at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Sevilla, of course, was the side Alberto Moreno was signed from; the Spanish left-back has enjoyed a massive upturn in fortunes this season and has been one of Liverpool’s most consistent performers.

SEVILLE, SPAIN - Monday, November 20, 2017: Liverpool's Alberto Moreno and Philippe Coutinho Correia during a training session ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group E match between Sevilla FC and Liverpool FC at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Spanish sides have given Liverpool a few issues under Klopp; Villarreal beat the Reds in the Europa League semi-final first leg in the German’s first campaign in charge, before Sevilla themselves won the final.

Can the Reds get their own back at the Sanchez Pizjuan?

SEVILLE, SPAIN - Monday, November 20, 2017: Liverpool players during a training session ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group E match between Sevilla FC and Liverpool FC at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool Squad in Training on Monday

Goalkeepers: Mignolet, Karius, Ward

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

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

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

*Not included in Liverpool’s Champions League squad.

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