The previous meeting between Liverpool and Sevilla ended in a 2-2 draw at Anfield back in September.
After falling behind to Wissam Ben Yedder’s early strike, Liverpool fought back to go 2-1 ahead thanks to efforts from Firmino and Salah. But the Reds are stronger now, says Loris Karius.
“We were the stronger side on the night I think. We had bad luck with the penalty to make it 3-1 and then they came back out of nowhere really.
They scored an early goal where we weren’t in the situation, really, and with the second goal it was the same.
We have to learn from that stuff and at the highest level one mistake can lead to a goal. We also have to be clear on goal and score our chances, then we win the game.
They took the few chances they had. They did really well, so we can’t switch off and have to defend well for 90 minutes. They will probably try to play more football at home with the fans behind them, so I’m sure the manager will prepare us well.
It’s a new experience and obviously it’s a dream to play in this competition.
I’m happy I can play there and, like I said, it’s a new experience; you travel different countries and see new stadiums and play teams you haven’t faced before, so all in all it’s a really good thing.
If you talk to any player about what they want to reach at club level they will say to play in or win the Champions League, so that’s everyone’s dream. When you’re young you watch it and want to play it, so club-wise it is the highest stage you can play, so it’s very, very exciting.
All the experiences help you. Everything you learn you take, absorb and learn from it so of course it is something it’s something you haven’t experienced before and that helps.”