Loris Karius 'feeling comfortable' with Virgil van Dijk in Liverpool defence

Loris Karius 'feeling comfortable' with Virgil van Dijk in Liverpool defence

Loris Karius 'feeling comfortable' with Virgil van Dijk in Liverpool defence

The 26-year-old right-back has missed the entire season with a back injury and despite undergoing surgery in December was included in the club's Champions League squad for the knockout stages. In Neymar, PSG has now the world's most expensive player and an attacker who is more than capable of turning the tie in the Parisians favour.

As I mentioned, the link between Salah and Firmino is nearly telepathic and they are hard to stop.

The dynamic duo of Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah will be the key men again upfront, while Sadio Mane will look to rediscover his best form having gone through an extended spell of poor form.

With Aboubakar likely out, Moussa Marega is likely to take precedence up front, but the forward is also a deadly threat.

Possessing a reputable track record - Conceicao led Braga to a cup final in 2015 and performed strongly at Nantes in Ligue 1 - he immediately set about stamping a strong style of play upon his side. They're doing it week-in, week-out, and when one of them is struggling, the other one pops up'. Would you describe them generically as an attacking or a defensive team?

Wijnaldum told liverpoolfc.com that treating the game on Wednesday as only the first half is "the most important thing" for Liverpool to keep in mind.

Bar a terrible week in late January where they lost 1-0 at Swansea in the league and 3-2 at home to West Brom in the Cup, the Reds have been pretty good of late.

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They have won 12 of their last 14 games, and they must have a sense of optimism ahead of the tie.

Liverpool were expected to qualify from the group and did so comfortably, but this is where the real business against the established CL teams starts. Everybody is aware of what they did to Leipzig and Monaco and the level of knowhow of this competition is huge at the Dragão. "Raggy is good and he's fit", said the German manager, confirming the Estonian is ready to go before moving on to Joe Gomez.

Genuinely, it's tough to call.

The versatile left-sider has watched on as Alex Sandro has been preferred in continental competition this term, but a wide battle between he and Spurs right-back Serge Aurier - if they play - could be one of the great one-on-one clashes of the week.

Goalkeeper: The Reds boss has rotated his keepers in Europe this season but he refused to confirm that Simon Mignolet would be recalled tomorrow night so I think Loris Karius will keep his place between the sticks.

Our thanks to John.

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