Klopp leaves door open for Coutinho January exit to PSG or Barca

Matip's obvious replacement at centre back Ragnar Klavan is ill and will be assessed

Matip's obvious replacement at centre back Ragnar Klavan is ill and will be assessed

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has insisted that his side are not mentally damaged by the manner of their 3-3 draw against Sevilla in the Champions League last month. With Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah scoring nine goals between them in their last five European fixtures, Liverpool will fancy their chances against a Spartak Moscow side who have conceded at least one goal in their last 15 Champions League match ups.

"Spartak could say the same as they gave away four points against Maribor so they would be in a different situation". However, if Aubameyang does end up moving to Anfield then he should be the one to lead the line as the Gabon global is better finisher than the Brazilian.

Joel Matip's injury forced Klopp to change his defensive thinking, with Dejan Lovren joined by Emre Can and Gini Wijnaldum in a make-shift back three that worked against a Brighton side that didn't have the ability to open Liverpool up.

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Liverpool and Spartak drew 1-1 in Russian Federation with the Merseyside outfit the far superior side, though the People's Team were without several key players including talisman Quincy Promes - who has hit double figures in all of his four seasons in Russian Federation, with 11 goals so far this term. Their only meeting at Anfield came in October 2002, when Liverpool won 5-0.

Liverpool are unbeaten in their last seven Champions League games although five of those have ended in a draw.

The Reds host Spartak needing only a point to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League. They have also failed to keep a clean sheet in their past 15 outings in the competition.

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