Liverpool are set to take on Spartak Moscow on Wednesday night, 06 December 2017 at Anfield in a game where they must get a result to keep their chances of qualification in their own hands. A defeat against Spartak combined with Sevilla winning their match against Borisov will eliminate Liverpool from the Champions League so we can expect a full strength side taking the field on Wednesday night in a game kicking off at around 20:45 CET / 19:45 uk time with BT Sports broadcasting the match live in the UK.
Team News & Lineups: Liverpool drew their opening group E game against Sevilla on the opening matchday of Champions League. Liverpool came from 1-0 down to take 2-1 lead thanks to goals from Firmino and Salah but Sevilla equalized late in second half when Joaquin Correa made it 2-2. Liverpool had Joseph Gomez sent off before the final whistle and he will be missing the game. Spartak Moscow also started their new campaign with a draw against Maribor and they will be confident of getting something out of this game since they are playing home.
Spartak Moscow 1-1 Liverpool Highlights
[ UEFA Champions League 2017-18 Match ]
23′ 1 – 0 Fernando scores in 23rd minute of the game to put Spartak in surprise 1-0 lead.
31′ 1 – 1 Philippe Coutinho continue his return to Liverpool team with another important goal minutes after Fernando’s strikes.
Jurgen Klopp is likely to field a strong lineup on Tuesday night with Firmino, Salah and even Coutinho starting upfront while Mane will also be available after missing Premier League clash against Leicester City. Daniel Sturridge might also play some part in this game as Liverpool look to win their first champions league game in years. This is how I expect both teams to lineup.
Match Predictions: Spartak Moscow are a very good side who are hard to beat and although their recent three games have been score draws including that Champions League match against Maribor they have only lost once in last two months. That defeat came in the hands of Lokomotiv Moscow who defeated Spartak 4-3. Liverpool will have to be at top of their game to get three points in this game and Klopp’s away record in Champions League is not very flattering.