17/18 Champions League Preview | Matchday 5 | Sevilla (A)

17/18 Champions League Preview | Matchday 5 | Sevilla (A)
November 20, 2017 Gary Fulcher

Liverpool have two games to secure passage to the knock out stage of the Champions League for the first time since 2008/09, when we reached the quarter-finals before being eliminated by Chelsea 5-7 on aggregate over the two legs. Sevilla and Liverpool meet on Tuesday evening – 7.45pm kick off UK time – with the winner securing qualification, while a draw for Liverpool and an unlikely defeat for Spartak Moscow against Group E whipping boys Maribor would also see Klopp’s men seal their place in the round of 16 with a game to spare.

Sevilla recorded a 2-1 win over Celta Vigo on Saturday, overturning Maximiliano Gomez’s 13th minute opener via goals from Luis Muriel (36′) and Manuel Agudo Nolito (48′) to move up to 5th place, just two points behind Real Madrid in 3rd and 12 points behind Barcelona.

Los Rojiblancos are a single point behind Liverpool in Group E, with two wins, one draw and one defeat from their four matches played and left Anfield with a 2-2 draw back in September. They’ve won both their home matches against Maribor (3-0) and Spartak Moscow (2-1) but suffered a 1-5 loss at Spartak sandwiched between those two victories.

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