Philippe Coutinho to miss Liverpool clash against Manchester City


Yes, we scored more often in some games.

I expect him to do just that and if he shows his desire is as strong as ever on the field, all the nonsense that went on over the Barcelona interest will be forgotten. I'm very, very excited to start the Champions League games at Anfield. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will also be an option to replace Mane and the attacking strength in depth Klopp now has at his disposal should ensure the absence of his most potent attacking threat is not fatal to his side's hopes. Because ahead of their return to the Champions League on Wednesday, said Catalan press are at it again.

Klopp confirmed the fact that it's Coutinho's back injury that has prevented him from getting first team action at Liverpool.

They both came through a play-off round to reach the group stages of this season's Champions League.

Up first are their opponents from the Europa League final in 2016, with Klopp plotting victory over Eduardo Berizzo's Sevilla.

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

Liverpool's Sadio Mane had his three-match suspension for a red card received for a high challenge on Manchester City's Ederson upheld on Tuesday, after the FA rejected his claim of excessive punishment. "I would like to win that game", Salah said on Liverpool's official website.

Salah, 25, reported for training on Tuesday but was swiftly sent away by Reds officials and could now miss the clash with the Andalusians, potentially paving the way for Philippe Coutinho to return to the starting line-up after missing Jurgen Klopp's side's opening fixtures with a back problem.