Keeper Karius to start for Liverpool against Spartak Moscow

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Sadio Mane is likely to start in Liverpool's Champions League clash against Spartak Moscow on Tuesday night.

Liverpool drew their opening Group E match 2-2 with Sevilla at Anfield, while Spartak conceded a late equaliser in a 1-1 draw at Maribor.

During the press conference, Klopp said (via Goal): "I am really impressed that we are at a Champions League press conference talking about things like this".

'I really don't understand the business anymore but yes I said I love the club, that includes the players'. 'Pochettino loves Kane and who do I love?' was the question.

Translation problems, technical difficulties and some obscure questions from both local and worldwide media frustrated the Liverpool manager, who declared the final question of the session a "waste of time".

Sadio Mane should be fresh after his domestic suspension, and a fine display from Daniel Sturridge at the King Power on Saturday has given Klopp something to chew over.

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"The next meeting with the players is tomorrow - and I have to go immediately to the press conference which is in a different hotel to our one, but then we will make the lineup".

'It's easy to talk after a game when we don't know how often he's scored. However, I feel that [1.71] is just too short. "I love good footballers that is how it is".

"You can say that it's individual mistakes, it's this, it's that, but they haven't got a desire to put their head in places and get hurt and defend properly".

Klopp added: "We have to do that better and that's what we're working on all the time".

He clarified: "Actually, that's not important for Russian Federation".

Having dominated Russian football in the 1990s, Spartak Moscow have endured a long spell out of the limelight, but now they are back in the Champions League spotlight.

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