Klopp admits Coutinho could return against Sevilla

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Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has urged his teammates to get over their 5-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City and refocus their minds on the Champions League opener against Sevilla in midweek.

'But the final decision wasn't good enough to score. They use opportunities like this pretty well.

Team style of play: Jurgen Klopp's men favored long range strikes and through balls.

Those shortcomings, however, were secondary to the two sides' primary problem: defensive shakiness.

One player who did make it from Monaco to City was Benjamin Mendy, who is in line to make his home debut against Liverpool, having previously graced the Etihad with Monaco last season.

Because of this, Philippe Coutinho may soon have his chance to win back the hearts of Klopp and the Liverpool fans after his controversial transfer request during the summer window. It should be noted that they played with a man less for an hour away from home.

That victory was only the second time any of the six teams have won a head-to-head by a four-goal margin over the last two years - following Chelsea's 4-0 win over Manchester United in October last year.

However, a move did not materialise as Liverpool opted to keep hold of the talented midfielder beyond the transfer deadline.

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.

Guardiola began the summer targeting Southampton's Virgil van Dijk but the club hierarchy balked at a fee in the region of €65 million.

Mane is banned for the next few Premier League matches, but is available against Sevilla.

Sevilla will not be passive opponents, and as a result, Wednesday's match is likely to be a fast and frantic affair. You can't play them any better than that. Forward - Sergio Agüero (8.51), Gabriel Jesus (8.32).

Sergio Aguero put City 1-0 ahead with an excellently worked goal from Kevin de Bruyne's defence-splitting through ball, before Sadio Mane was sent off for a unsafe high boot on Ederson.

It's a similar story 35 miles down the M62.

"Most of them have been friends for several years and of course everyone understands that if a club like Barcelona is around then things are a little different", he said.

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