Liverpool will lock their horns against Sevilla in the Group Stage match of Champions League on Tuesday. The first meeting between these two teams were ended with a 2-2 stalemate at Anfield. Liverpool are currently leading the Group E in the Champions League with 8 points from their 4 encounters so far while Sevilla are in the second position in the Group. Both teams will be keen to get a win in this match to secure qualification in the next round of the UEFA Champions League.
Liverpool and Sevilla both the teams are in the 5th position of the League Table of their respective leagues with 22 points from their 12 matches so far. Both had won their respective games in the previous weekend in the League matches. It will be very difficult to separate these two sides and the performance on the given day will be the key factor for one of the teams to have the edge over the other team.
Team News :
Sevilla will miss the service of Daniel Carrico and Nicolas Pareja in this match against Liverpool. Sebastien Corchia is also doubtful for Sevilla in this match after receiving an injury in the match against Celta Vigo in the previous weekend in La Liga.
Rico will play in the Sevilla Goal in this match while Escudero, Kjaer, Lenglet and Geis were in the defense for them. N’Zonzi, Pizarro, Banega and Navas will be in the midfield for Sevilla in the match against Liverpool while Ben-Yedder and Correa will lead the forward line of Sevilla from the upfront.
Liverpool will be without Adam Lallana and Nathaniel Clyne in this match. Matip and Gomez are expected to be back in the starting line up of Liverpool after sitting in the bench in the match against Southampton on previous Saturday in Premier League.
Karius will play in the Liverpool goal in this match while Gomez, Matip, Lovren and Moreno will play in the defensive line for the visitors. Coutinho, Wijnaldum and Can will be there in the midfield for Liverpool while Mane, Firmino and Salah will play in the attacking third for Liverpool. It is a must-win game for the Merseyside outfit.
Predicted Starting Eleven :
Goalkeeper : Rico.
Defenders : Escudero, Kjaer, Lenglet, Geis.
Midfielders : N’Zonzi, Pizarro, Banega, Navas.
Attackers : Ben-Yedder, Correa.
Goalkeeper : Mignolet
Defenders : Gomez, Matip, Lovren, Moreno
Midfielders : Coutinho, Wijnaldum, Can.
Attackers : Mane, Firmino, Salah.
Predicted Scoreline :
Sevilla 2-2 Liverpool
Editor’s View- Do Not Lose
Though the visitors really need to win this game, it will be quite tough for them to do so, on their visit to Spain. The Reds can’t afford to lose the match, as a win for Spartak Moskova could really put them in a fix then. They are trying to build some winning momentum and a draw or a win is what they need at the moment, to make things better for them.
Hopefully, Jurgen Klopp has everything well planned out and his team can deliver on the night. It will be interesting to see how this game develops now, with kickoff less than 15 minutes away.