With Philippe Coutinho available against Sevilla, Craig Burley gives his take on what role, if any, he should play.
The FC panel look ahead to the remaining Prem clubs in the UCL, and how they stack up against their opposition.
Wednesday’s latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC’s What’s Trending…
LIVERPOOL: Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Loris Karius will start in goal for Liverpool against Sevilla on Wednesday night, while hinting Philippe Coutinho could be involved at Anfield.
– Sadio Mane will serve the full three-match ban for his dismissal against Manchester City, the Football Association confirmed on Tuesday.
REAL MADRID: Marco Asensio will miss Real Madrid’s Champions League opener at home to Apoel Nicosia on Wednesday night due to an infected “pimple,” but centre-back Raphael Varane returns from injury and Cristiano Ronaldo is available for his first competitive club game in a month.
MAN UNITED: Jose Mourinho criticised his Manchester United players for showing off “PlayStation football” against Basel despite a 3-0 win to open the Champions League on Tuesday.
– Paul Pogba left Old Trafford on crutches following the 3-0 Champions League win over Basel on Tuesday after being forced off with a hamstring injury.
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Lionel Messi scored twice to lead Barcelona to a 3-0 win over Juventus in Tuesday’s Champions League opener, while Manchester United, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich also won.
– Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri admitted that Lionel Messi is simply “unstoppable” after his team’s 3-0 Champions League opening loss to Barcelona on Tuesday.
CELTIC: Celtic look set to face another UEFA punishment after a fan came onto the pitch to confront Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe during the French side’s 5-0 Champions League win at Parkhead on Tuesday night.
CRYSTAL PALACE: The Eagles have appointed former England manager Roy Hodgson as their new boss following the dismissal of Frank de Boer.
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