Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool’s Day of Champions League Reckoning Has Arrived


    Jurgen Klopp, the Liverpool boss, insists that the day of reckoning has come as his side bid to seal a qualification to the knockout phase of the Champions League when they play Sevilla.

    The Reds can reach the last 16 of the competition with victory at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium, while a draw will be enough should Spartak Moscow, who currently holds the third place, lose to NK Maribor, the Group E basement outfit.

    “This is the game so far. Facing Sevilla in Seville – a very experienced football team and a good football-playing team. That’s the Champions League, it’s how it should be,” stated Klopp. In September, his team drew 2-2 with Sevilla at Anfield.

    He continued: “I played here with Mainz and Dortmund. The atmosphere depends on the performance of the away team. It’s our job to make the game not that enjoyable. We’re not here to enjoy the atmosphere. We’re here to get a result.”

    Adam Lallana, the England midfielder who is yet to play a competitive game so far this season after having a thigh injury, has been included in the Liverpool squad.