Match Preview: Spartak Moskva vs Liverpool
Competition – Champions League
Date – 26th September, 2017, Tuesday(UK)
27th September, 2017, Wednesday(India)
Time – 7:45 pm (BST), 12:15 am (IST)
Venue – Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow, Russia
Referee – Clément Turpin (FRA)
TV Info – BT Sport(UK), Fox Sports(US), Sony Six(India), beIN Sports
Live Stream – beIn Sports Live, Fox Sports Go, Sony Liv
Liverpool are set for an away trip to Moscow to take on Spartak Moscow in their second game of Group E of UEFA Champions League 17-18. Both teams are currently on 1 point from 1 game after drawing their games against Maribor and Sevilla and looking for a win to get a foothold.
Liverpool 3-2 against Leceister City in EPL this weekend while Spartak Moscow played out a 2-2 draw against Russian Premier League rivals Anzi Makachalaka.
Both Liverpool and Spartak have the problem of a leaky back but with Mane back Liverpool would be looking get the win at Moscow which would give them a great boost.
Liverpool will be without Joe Gomez, who was sent off late on in the draw against Sevilla in their first Champions League group game.
Elsewhere, Adam Lallana and Nathaniel Clyne are still absent with long-term injuries, but Sadio Mane is in line to make his first appearance since his sending off against Manchester City having served a three-game domestic ban.
Spartak Moscow will be without injured trio Roman Zobnin, Artem Timofeev and Georgi Tigie.
Spartak Moscow XI: Rebrov, Yeshchenko, Tasci, Bocchetti, Kombarov, Pasalic, Samedov, Ananidze, Popov, Bakaev, Adriano
Liverpool XI: Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Lovren, Moreno, Henderson, Can, Salah, Coutinho, Mane, Sturridge
Head to head:
Spartak Moscow -2
Draw – 0