Philippe Coutinho: Liverpool star has to prove himself again - Jose Enrique

Philippe Coutinho: Liverpool star has to prove himself again - Jose Enrique

The Brazil worldwide spent much of the summer being linked with a big-money transfer to Barcelona, with the La Liga giants making several bids which took them over €100 million.

Sadio Mane, who was slapped a domestic ban after picking a red card at Manchester City on Saturday is eligible to play in the European competition and will be seen playing Wednesday.

"He is fit, he is healthy".

"We thought it best to give him three or four days proper training", said manager Jurgen Klopp.

The £36.9million summer signing was sent home by the club's medical staff after reporting to Melwood yesterday.

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"He was very cool with the ball, I know for some people too cool with the ball but that can happen with no rhythm, so now he has had the game it helped him a lot, us also and now he will start tomorrow".

Mane will not play another Premier League game until October, but that may work in Coutinho's favour as he looks to win a place back into the hearts of Liverpool supporters.

Hoffenheim manager Julian Nagelmann said his team played "like headless chickens" at Anfield, but Sevilla boss Eduardo Berizzo is confident his side will rise to the challenge in an intense environment. "But we are in another game and the important thing is to be here knowing that we play in the Champions League for the third consecutive year". "They gain in strength".

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Arsenal forward Sanchez has already graced that particular stage, but is actively looking for another to impress on in the near future. There has undoubtedly been progress in that time; a team which was 10th in the Premier League when he arrived finished fourth last season. I expect him to do just that and if he shows his desire is as strong as ever on the field, all the nonsense that went on over the Barcelona interest will be forgotten.

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