Published: Wed, September 13, 2017
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Egypt's Salah misses Liverpool training due to illness ahead of European clash

Egypt's Salah misses Liverpool training due to illness ahead of European clash

The German coach has confirmed his situation in training, saying he needs a bit more time in recovery before heading on to the field.

However, manager Klopp said he would be in contention for their Champions League clash against Sevilla on Wednesday.

Coutinho would be a welcome addition to a side beaten 5-0 by Manchester City on Saturday, a collapse sparked by Sadio Mane's first-half sending off.

"We play on Wednesday, we play on Saturday, we play, play, play, play, play".

Expected line-up: Liverpool (4-3-3): Mignolet; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Klavan, Moreno; Can, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Coutinho.

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Johnson has a dislocated wrist , and he will seek a second opinion before he and the team determine the next step. The 25-year-old was injured in the third quarter of Sunday's season-opening loss to the Lions .

Expectations at Anfield are higher now, but Liverpool look far from a complete team as they prepare to face Sevilla once more, this time in the Champions League. All those opponents are beatable and they should have additional motivation to win this first game against Sevilla at Anfield.

Despite not playing any games for Liverpool this season, the Sunday Express report that Jurgen Klopp is planning to use the player soon, once he recovers from his acute back injury.

Liverpool still lacks that powerhouse leader at the back, the decisive voice, the talisman who will put his head in where it hurts.

Coutinho missed Liverpool's opening league fixtures and their Champions League qualifiers due to a back injury but featured in Brazil's 2018 World Cup qualifying matches.

They lack a Virgil van Dijk, dare I say, but I have been told in recent days that Southampton will not sell their Dutch defender to Liverpool under any circumstances, so they should have at least tried to get someone else in who could have done a job. That it, until they ran into Manchester City at the Etihad.

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