Coutinho and Rooney set for big Premier League returns

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Karius added: "It's up to the manager anyway, you don't decide yourself as a player".

A few players could not keep their level from the first half, it wasn't a physical thing, more of a concentration thing.


"I don't think this team is going anywhere."


Mohamed Salah's Champions League debut goal with the Reds wasn't quite enough, despite an outstanding performance by the Egyptian forward who nearly snatched Liverpool their first win in the group stage.

Liverpool fought back to dominate the game and take the lead by halftime thanks to Roberto Firmino's tap-in in the 21st and Mohamed Salah's deflected shot in the 36th. Oddly wasteful in front of the net, the Anfield outfit failed to wrack up the numbers and predictably paid the price with their habit of conceding late coming back to haunt them.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says Virgil Van Dijk would not have been a quick fix to his side's defensive woes that raised their heads again during the draw with Sevilla.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists the defensive frailties which cost his side victory against Sevilla can not be solved merely in the transfer market.

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Coutinho and Rooney set for big Premier League returns

Klopp has a host of options to turn to despite the absence of Sadio Mane through suspension, with Andrew Robertson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Philippe Coutinho among those available.

I can't remember one mistake, so he is in good shape and is a good goalkeeper - good for us, that's all.

"We need to learn to be dominant and not to give easy goals away".

"We have young keepers at the best age and they are all ready to play".

Liverpool are now eighth in the table with seven points from their first four matches and it will not take much to get them back among the top sides at this early stage of the campaign. I did it and they must take it.

Coutinho made his first Liverpool appearance of the summer in Wednesday's 2-2 draw with Sevilla and the 25-year-old was given a warm reception by the Anfield crowd after summer dominated by transfer interest from Barcelona.