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Liverpool’s next game is going to be a tough one we battle Sevilla for top-spot in the Champions League group. The travelling party has one major omission that could be a problem for us.

Joel Matip has been left out of the squad travelling to Spain as he is still recovering from an injury. The Cameroon defender did not play for us during our 3-0 win over Southampton at the weekend.

The former Schalke man has been our most consistent central defender but without him in the starting XI, we didn’t fare all that badly against the Saints, even though the away side were rather toothless in the attack.

The Liverpool Echo reports that Matip has remained at Melwood to work on his thigh problem and with us playing against Chelsea at the weekend, we need all the help we can get.

There is some good news for us though, as Adam Lallana is set to return to the matchday squad after he didn’t take part in the win over the Saints. The Englishman has not played a single competitive minute for us this season after injuring his thigh but his timely return should help us deal with the very heavy schedule during the Christmas period.

Sevilla Will Not Be An Easy Side To Face

Even with Dejan Lovren making a return to the first-team, there are fears that Sevilla will score against us and make it tough for us to get anything out of the game. The reverse fixture at Anfield was a topsy-turvy affair, with us going behind and taking the lead before the La Liga side got an equaliser, thanks to some poor defending from us.

Joe Gomez could be in line to return to the back four and play in place of Ragnar Klavan. It will also be interesting to see how Klopp deals with Lallana’s return, as the Englishman would require some time on the pitch to get rid of his rustiness.

What we do have going for us is our attack, with Mohamed Salah scoring goals for fun. His brace against Southampton took his tally to 9 in the Premier League and 14 in all competitions for us since the start of the season.

We would require another brilliant performance from the former Basel man and if he does get a goal or two, progress into the knockout round of the Champions League will be a guarantee.

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“Deserved”, “All the best for the future” – Some Liverpool fans pleased with choice for September’s Player of the Month

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Daniel Sturridge had a great September for Liverpool. Even though the Reds were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Chelsea and lost to Napoli in the Champions League, Sturridge scored a couple of fantastic goals against his former employers.

His strike against the Blues at Stamford Bridge will be remembered for long. Liverpool looked to be out of the game but the Englishman came up with a majestic hit from outside the box in the final moments of the game.

The 29-year-old hasn’t started many games but is doing a great job off the bench. Sturridge was named as Liverpool’s player of the month for his performances in September.

The Englishman will have a huge role to play for us as the season progresses and several fans were pleased that the striker got his reward for some excellent games.

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“Special type of player” – Some Liverpool fans believe on-loan youngster is a future star after a fantastic free-kick

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Wales defeated the Republic of Ireland in a UEFA Nations League game and they have Harry Wilson to thank.

The Liverpool youngster stepped up to score a brilliant free-kick for the away side in the 58th minute.

The 21-year-old was in the news earlier in the season when he smashed in a free-kick at Old Trafford. Manchester United were the opposition for Derby County on that evening and the Welshman’s goal helped the Championship side knock the Red Devils out of the Carabao Cup.

The 21-year-old is on loan at Derby and is one of the brightest youngsters at Anfield. The Welshman certainly got a lot of people talking with his effort against the Republic of Ireland and some fans believed the attacking midfielder has a great future ahead of him.

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Liverpool left-back Alberto Moreno has just one start to his name this season and that came in the 2-1 loss against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup at Anfield.

The game will be remembered for an Eden Hazard wonder goal, where the Spaniard was taken to the cleaners by the Belgian.

Moreno has found it tough to reclaim his starting spot in the Liverpool team, with Andy Robertson putting in a number of great performances. The newly appointed Scottish captain is possibly the best left-back in the league and was with the national side during the international break.

The Spaniard was training with the other members of the squad at Melwood and a brilliant video of his was shared. Moreno can be seen doing a couple of quality flicks during training and that got a number of fans interested.

The left-back has been linked (h/t Mirror) with a move to Barcelona in the winter window, and some fans believed this video was a ploy to increase his value ahead of a possible sale.

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