Liverpool are the favorites to win Group E, having been drawn with Sevilla, Spartak Moscow and Maribor, but the Spanish club will pose a tough challenge. Jurgen Klopp’s club will be eager to bounce back from their humiliating 5-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City this past weekend.
Sevilla, on the other hand, are coming off a 3-0 win over Eibar and will be high on confidence.
Danny Ings, Adam Lallana and Adam Bogdan are sidelined through injuries while questions remain over Philippe Coutinho’s match fitness. Mohamed Salah will face a late fitness test after picking up a knock on the weekend.
Sevilla will be without the injured Nolito, David Soria and Johannes Geis.
Liverpool Possible Starting Lineup: Loris Karius, Joseph Gomez, Joel Matip, Dejan Lovren, Andrew Robertson, Emre Can, Jordan Henderson, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Philippe Coutinho.
Sevilla Possible Starting Lineup: Sergio Rico, Gabriel Mercado, Simon Kjaer, Clement Lenglet, Sergio Escudero, Jesus Navas, Ganso, Ever Banega, Pablo Sarabia, Wissam Ben Yedder.
“Players of a certain level and personality grow when they come to a stadium and atmosphere like this, they grow in strength. Few times in your career do you get to play in front of an atmosphere like this. I am confident the players in my squad are very brave and honest with lots of character and personality.”
– Eduardo Berizzo, Sevilla.
According to Liverpool vs Sevilla H2H Stats, Sevilla won the only previous meeting between these two clubs, which came in the UEFA Europa League final two seasons ago.
Sevilla are still unbeaten this season and it should be a closely contested affair with a 2-1 win for Liverpool being the most likely result.