Liverpool will look for all three points when they go up against Russian club Spartak Moskva in their next match in the Champions League. The midweek clash will be played in Russia and it will be tough for Liverpool to make it their first win after they ended their first match of this Champions League season against the Spanish outfit Sevilla in a 2-2 draw in their own backyard.
The Reds looked in good touch in their last match against Leicester City, which they won by 3-2 and clinched their third victory in the Premier League this season so far. Mohamed Salah added to his tally to make it six goals in six matches while Phillipe Coutinho chipped in with one from a brilliant free-kick and the final nail in the coffin for the Foxes was delivered by Jordan Henderson to take all three points from the game. Manager Jurgen Klopp will hope for something similar from his side and win their next match in the Champions League as well.
With their defence looking in complete disarray in the recent matches, the German gaffer will look to continue with his four-man defence with Trent Alexander Arnold, Joel Matip, Ragnar Klavan and Alberto Moreno in their match against Spartak Moskva, who will try their best at keeping the opposition strikers at bay for as much as possible.
Loris Karius might start for the Merseyside club in their goal.
While Jordan Henderson and Emre Can are expected to start in the middle of the pitch, while Philippe Coutinho should be used in a deeper role in the midfield as a part of the midfield-3. It will be crucial for all of the midfielders to dominate the proceedings from the word go in the midweek clash against the Russian club.
Supported ably by forwards Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, who have been among goals from the very start of the season, Liverpool will have their attack spearheaded by none other than their talisman Sadio Mane, who scored a magical goal from a free kick against Leicester City to mark his comeback in the starting lineup.
Together the trio will look to make most of the weakness of the opposition and score as many as possible to give them an extra advantage over their rivals in the group stage this season. We think Mane might not be risked as Liverpool faces a tough few matches in the Premier League next.
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