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Philippe Coutinho on bench for Liverpool's match with Sevilla after transfer saga

Coutinho on bench for Liverpool's match with Sevilla after transfer saga

13/09/2017 at 18:30Updated 13/09/2017 at 19:53

Philippe Coutinho has been named on the bench for Liverpool's Champions League match with Sevilla.

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The Brazilian has been the subject of numerous reports linking him with a move to Barcelona for a fee of close to £150m.

There had even been rumours of him going on strike to try and force through a move.

However, Liverpool insisted he would not be sold and Coutinho has now been named on the bench and could make his first appearance of the season after recovering from a back injury.

Lloris Karius also starts in goal ahead of SImon Mignolet, while Joe Gomez takes over fromTrent Alexander-Arnold at right back.

Liverpool: Karius, Gomez, Lovren, Matip, Moreno, Wijnaldum, Can, Henderson, Salah, Mane, Firmino. Subs: Mignolet, Milner, Coutinho, Sturridge, Klavan, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Robertson.

Sevilla: Sergio Rico, Mercado, Pareja, Kjaer, Escudero, Pizarro, N'Zonzi, Banega, Navas, Ben Yedder, Correa.

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