Liverpool FC travel away to Sevilla FC in the Champions League tonight with Sevilla showing mixed form having won six of their last ten games (domestically and in Europe) Ironically Liverpool has exactly the same stats winning six out of their last ten games but winning their last 4 league matches. In Group E only one point separates the two teams Liverpool and Sevilla with eight and seven points respectively a win tonight see’s Liverpool qualify for the knockout round. Spartak Moscow is playing bottom of the group Maribor who has so far failed to score in the group, things could get even tighter in the group if the fixture in Spain tonight ends up a draw.

The squad

Unfortunately for Liverpool, Joel Matip is still out injured we could perhaps see Gomez paring up with Lovren as the centre backs, there are also rumour’s that long-term absentees Danny Ings and Adam Lallana will be included in the squad for tonight. With Mane, Coutinho, Salah and Firmino all in form Liverpool are not struggling for attacking options so we may or may not see Sturridge or Oxlade-Chamberlin come off the bench tonight.

The game

Looking at the stats everything points to a Liverpool win, however, the first leg between the two ended 2 – 2 at Anfield so tonight’s match away at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium should be interesting. Let us not forget though that a Sevilla and Spartak win tonight changes everything providing Spartak scorer 7 or more goals.

Players to watch out for

Mohamed Salah is the man of the moment for Liverpool right now with fourteen goals in seventeen games and three assists. Salah scored in the first meeting of the two teams and since seems to have grown his appetite for goals.

Saido Mane is also a danger man with three goals in seven games and one assist, it’s probably fair to say he would have scored more if it wasn’t for his injury problems.

Philippe Coutinho is always a player to watch having gotten over the transfer disappointment he has three goals in six games and two assists

Wissam Ben Yedder has scored two goals in five games with no assists and is the clubs top scorer he is a creative force given time and space much like Coutinho he is a dangerous man.

Luis Murial has scored three goals in seven games with no assists, however, he is a player that unnerves backlines with his dribbling and is not afraid to shoot on site.


7:45 pm Kick Off at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium shown on BT Sport