Loris Karius: 'Hard to explain' how Liverpool didn't beat Sevilla

Philippe Coutinho was left out of Liverpool's squad which was beaten 5-0 by Manchester City

Philippe Coutinho was left out of Liverpool's squad which was beaten 5-0 by Manchester City

"[The] most important thing in football is creating chances and we did that", Klopp said after the Sevilla draw.

Other top teams in action on Match Day 1 on Wednesday evening are defending champions Real Madrid, Monaco, Tottenham and Manchester City.

"There is a lot from this game on which we can build and that's what we will try, of course".

The Andalusians stung the hosts as early as the fifth minute when French striker - of Tunisian descent - Wissam Ben Yedder finished off from a nice team move.

Winger Mohamed Salah sat out training on Tuesday as a precaution because of illness but is expected to rejoin the squad on Wednesday, while centre-back Dejan Lovren is set to return at the expense of Ragnar Klavan.

Goalkeeper Loris Karius, preferred for the Champions League ahead of regular number one Simon Mignolet, did not have a genuine save to make as Sevilla scored with their only two shots on target.

"Competition is a good thing but if Jurgen Klopp is basically saying "I am going to keep chopping and changing" where is the consistency for them to get their good performance?" According to the Twitter account #KloppOUT, "at the Burnley game we will be taking donations for a plane to fly over Anfield next month". "That is only good for the club".

"I don't think it's an old school view, I think it's a very common view".

The Spaniard bombed forward at every opportunity and grabbed an assist on the night, and while the defensive side of his game still needs some work that, too, is improving.

"I realise that was a mistake".

Coutinho was heavily linked with Barcelona throughout the summer transfer window after handing in a transfer request, although a move to the Nou Camp failed to materialise after Liverpool refused to sell the Brazil global.

He was warmly welcomed by the Anfield crowd and despite looking ring-rusty his team-mates are hopeful he will be up to speed soon. I think if he would have had two years left, maybe even three years left on his contract, it may have been a little bit of a different situation.

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