After a difficult fourth win over former Champions Leicester City in the Premier League, Liverpool returns to action in faraway Russia as they tackle Spartak Moscow in the second match of their UEFA Champions League campaign this season. Klopp’s men drew their first match against La Liga side Sevilla at home, even after dominating the encounter, and will hope to correct all wrongs this time around.
Spartak Moscow have not been in form lately and have a couple of injuries to worry about. The Russian side by no means, favourites to pick any points from this match and the onus will be on visiting Liverpool to take all three points.
Liverpool stars Adam Lallana and Nathaniel Clyne have returned to training but are not expected to make the matchday squad for this clash. Both players remain the only injury worries apart from youngster Joe Gomez, who missed out on the team for this away trip. Here is our predicted Liverpool line-up for this clash.
Expected lineup (4-3-3)
While first choice goalkeeper Simon Mignolet right his wrongs in the game against Leicester, he should return to the starting lineup, as announced by manager Jurgen Klopp. He will be behind Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Alberto Moreno on the left and right flank.
Captain Jordan Henderson had his best game against Leicester at the weekend, where he scored. He should keep his place along with German ace Emre Can and Barcelona target Philippe Coutinho.
With Mohamed Salah performing well, the Liverpool boss will likely play the Egyptian on the right wing and Sadio Mane on the left, with Brazil star Roberto Firmino playing up front.