Klopp leaves door open for Coutinho January exit to PSG or Barca

Klopp leaves door open for Coutinho January exit to PSG or Barca

LIVERPOOL take on Spartak Moscow in the Champions League tomorrow night - here is our predicted line-up for the Reds.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp accepts there are no guarantees his side will progress to the knockout stages of the Champions League despite the odds being stacked in their favour. Sat on nine points, Liverpool have the most marginal of leads on both Spartak Moscow and Sevilla.

Klopp's side are unbeaten in the Champions League and top of their group ahead of their final group match against Moscow.

Liverpool's German boss has made it clear that he will be fielding his strongest available team and that no more silly mistakes will be tolerated. A string of well-publicised defensive issues have been highlighted throughout their qualifying campaign. Quite simply they need to win at Anfield while hoping that Sevilla can slip up against Maribor.

Although their European form might leave allot to the imagination, Klopp's side have found a recent fine run of form.

Klopp has defenders Joe Gomez and Ragnar Klavan back to face Spartak and insists he is ignoring renewed speculation that Barcelona will bid again for Philippe Coutinho in January.

However, Klopp is refused to rule out Matip for so long and he remains optimistic he could return before the month is out.

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Spartak have only win six of their last 40 Champions League games, drawing eight and losing 26.

MEMORABLE MEETING October 2002 would be a trip to Merseyside to forget for Spartak Moscow as they came away from Anfield on the wrong end of a five-star performance from Liverpool.

"All good and bad things that happened in the Champions League - mostly good - has brought us to this situation and if we win we are through and that is cool".

"In terms of the way he's built his team it is similar - but he doesn't have the same players". Russian winger Dimitri Kombarov has broken a rib and will be unavailable for Wednesday night's match.

Left-back Dmitri Kombarov is unlikely to feature after breaking a rib in a 3-1 win over Zenit St Petersburg last Monday, while long-term absentees Artem Timofeev and Jano Ananidze are out.

Spartak have only kept one clean sheet in their last 15 games in this competition. I want everyone inside Anfield with a beating red heart to embrace this opportunity.

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