Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp expects Mohamed Salah to be fit to face Sevilla in Champions League opener

The German manager of the Merseyside club was optimistic about the chances of his star players Philippe Coutinho and Mohamed Salah starting their opening day fixture against Spanish side Sevilla

Philippe Coutinho
Philippe Coutinho could make his first appearance for Liverpool on Wednesday night Reuters

Philippe Coutinho could make his first appearance of the season as Liverpool start their Champions League campaign at home to Sevilla on Wednesday.

Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Coutinho is 'fit and healthy' ahead of Liverpool's first Champions League group game of the season at Anfield.

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But, the Reds boss stopped short of stating whether or not the Brazilian will be involved in his squad to face Eduardo Berizzo's men at Anfield tomorrow, according to the club's official website.

The Brazil international handed in a transfer request over the summer and recently returned to first-team training after missing the start of the campaign with a back injury and illness, as reported by Sky Sports

However, he did play for Brazil during the international break and could now return after not featuring in the 5-0 defeat against Manchester City on Saturday.

When asked if his No.10 might feature when Sevilla visit Merseyside on Wednesday evening, Klopp told reporters: "I could [give you an idea], but I'm sure all the Liverpool supporters around the world are ready to wait another 24 hours.

"He is fit, he is healthy. All other information about the line-up, I think, you have to wait until tomorrow. The German manager of the Merseyside club added: "It was a decision made with the season in mind. He came back from a long flight, after two substitute appearances and three weeks without training."

Klopp has confirmed Liverpool are confident Mohamed Salah will be fit to face the La Liga outfit on Wednesday evening.

The No.11 was sent home from Melwood on Tuesday afternoon as a precaution due to illness, but is expected to be available to take part in the Champions League clash.

According to Liverpool FC's official website, Klopp told his pre-match media briefing at Anfield: "Mo, we sent him home tonight, that's right. He was in; Mo said he can train, the doc said he could train. But then I asked the doc what would be best for him and he said [it would be] if he doesn't have to train because he has a little bit of a sore throat.

"It should not be that serious, so we sent him home so he cannot spread the virus, if it is a virus."