Liverpool vs Spartak Moscow: Charlie Nicholas makes bold Sadio Mane prediction

Liverpool star Sadio Mane has been backed to score first against Spartak Moscow

GETTY Liverpool star Sadio Mane has been backed to score first against Spartak Moscow

But we also know if we lose tonight the most likely outcome is we won't qualify.

He told Sky Sports: "Will Liverpool bottle it?"

Spartak were found guilty in that instance and were made to partially close their academy ground for one match.

Before the game, discussion turned to other 'famous European nights at Anfield'. The Egypt international has now scored eighteen goals in all competitions with Liverpool.

"Come the end of the season when the prizes are being given out, Liverpool will be nowhere near".

Ragnar Klavan also comes in to the back four alongside Dejan Lovren while Alberto Moreno replaces Andrew Robertson at left-back.

Bernard's opener was a beauty, but it was a mistake by City goalkeeper Ederson that allowed Ismaily to make it 2-0. Mane fed the ball to Salah, he played it to the right to Firmino who patiently layed it right back across the penalty area for Coutinho to put away a calm finish.

"We opened the game perfectly and after we took the lead we didn't have to defend". Spartak barely had chance to reorganise before Liverpool's attacking foursome were wreaking havoc again.

Coutinho notched Liverpool's second not long after, completing a nice team move by sliding a pass from Robert Firmino past the keeper and inside the far post.

Liverpools German headcoach Juergen Klopp is pictured during the final Audi Cup football match between Atletico Madrid and FC Liverpool in the stadium in Munich, southern Germany, on August 2, 2017.

It then threatened to get embarrassing for the visitors as Klopp's side scored another with the celebrations from the previous goal having barely died down.

Former midfielder Danny Murphy believes they should not bother, and simply cash in on the Brazilian.

"Winning a game is always good for each team, losing a game is always bad", he said, according to the Liverpool Echo.

"There are a lot of really strong teams".

Liverpool went into the break with a 3-0 lead and Sadio Mane hit the hosts' fourth two minutes after the restart, with his sublime volley the pick of Liverpool's seven goals.

"But they've beaten nobody domestically and in Europe yet".

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