Liverpool v Sevilla Preview: Wounded Kops are more dangerous

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The UEFA Champions League flood light will shine brightly at Anfield once again on Wednesday night as Liverpool host Sevilla in one of the most eye-catching ties of Week 1.

Liverpool will be all out to recuperate from Manchester City's 5-0 humiliation over the weekend. Kops will launch a strong start in Europe as they face their biggest rivals Sevilla for top spot in what is an otherwise favourable group.

Sevilla have grabbed seven points from a possible nine in their domestic campaign, the La Liga side is a team with exceptional European pedigree and will be all out to exhibit their sheer strength in Wednesday tie.

It will be a revenge of some sorts for Jurgen Klopp and his boys on Wednesday as they face Sevilla after the visitors danced to victory against the Reds in the 2015-16 UEFA Europa League final. But this Sevilla side has evolved significantly since then.


Eduardo Berizzo will look forward to grabbing points off Liverpool as he aims to outshine his predecessor, Jorge Sampaoli who had a brilliant term with the Andalusians. And the early signs have been positive, with a 3-0 win over Eibar on Saturday their strongest display of the season.

In a manner of speaking, it is going to be an iconic night as Liverpool fans who have been starved of this big stage since the 2014-15 season will be all out to cheer them up; there will be a fizz in the air on Merseyside.

The prospect of Phillippe Coutinho coming back after being AWOL for long will be an exciting one for the host as they play attacking football. 

Similarly, Sevilla also shines in attacking football and will pull that through in their Wednesday Champions League tie against Liverpool. When two attacking teams meet, we can only expect a fantastic flow to the contest.

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