Liverpool held to hard draw as Coutinho reintroduced to Anfield

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Now Sevilla make the trip to Anfield on Wednesday night for each club's respective Champions League group stage opener.

"This has to be the season where the trophies are coming back to the club." .

'I prefer having a group of good goalkeepers and that means you have to change things, ' said Klopp. Huddersfield wanted to sign the Welsh global on loan again this season following a successful spell last season, but Klopp's refusal to allow him to leave suggests that he will get some first-team action at Anfield this season.

Liverpool have won one of their eight Champions League home games against Spanish opposition (D3 L4), it was versus Real Madrid in March 2009 (4-0). Klopp and his men will be aware of these possibilities and would love to bounce back with a win.

One of Liverpool's standout players at the start of the season is new signing Mohamed Salah.

He said: "Leaving Coutinho out against City was a decision made with the season in mind". "Of course, we can't neglect the performance after that, but we have another game in midweek when we can prove ourselves".

Liverpool's appeal for the forward's three-match ban was rejected yesterday, as Klopp confirmed that Philippe Coutinho is in contention to start against Sevilla.

Liverpool last faced opponents Sevilla in the Europa League final in 2016, when they lost 3-1 as the Andalusians claimed a third consecutive title.

Gini Wijnaldum is the man most likely to make way with Coutinho playing in an advanced central attacking midfield role and Sadio Mane is expected to keep his place in attack.

Sevilla took the lead after just five minutes when Dejan Lovren got his feet mixed up and failed to cut out Sergio Escudero's pass across the six-yard box, and Wissam Ben Yedder was left completely unmarked to poke into the net.

Sevilla has started well in La Liga as the club is now tied for third place on seven points with Athletic Club.

Emre Can squandered yet another chance for the home side before Salah eased any raw nerves with Liverpool's second - a shot from 25 metres that took a wicked deflection off Simon Kjaer.