Liverpool in Champions League action tonight

Liverpool are in Germany this evening without Philippe Coutinho, as they begin their quest to earn a place in the Champions League group stages.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are away to Hoffenheim – the club from whom they bought Roberto Firmino two years ago.

His Brazilian team-mate Coutinho is out with a back injury, with the club insisting his absence is not down to his desire to move to Barcelona.

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is hopeful some insider knowledge can help them over the two legs.