Liverpool continue their Champions League journey at Fiorentina tonight and Gavin Beech previews the Group E clash.

Group G Kick-off: 19:45 (BST)

Rangers manager Walter Smith stressed the importance of picking up points at home as the Scottish champions welcome in-form Sevilla to Ibrox.

Rangers will be looking looking to build on an impressive 1-1 draw at Stuttgart on Matchday 1. Sevilla, meanwhile, kicked off their Group G campaign with a 2-0 win at home to Unirea Urziceni.

“We have a doubt over Sasa Papac and Steve Davis, but we’re hopeful both will be OK,” confirmed Smith. “They both missed our weekend game and that gives us an element of doubt about whether they will make it. Pedro Mendes and Steve Davis are both important players for us and it will be good to have them back.

“Sevilla are a good side. The strength of Spanish football is high and not just at the top; underneath them there are a lot of good teams, Sevilla being one of them. They have a lot of good players. When the draw was made I said I considered them to be favourites.

“We are at home and if we have any thoughts of progressing then we have to take advantage of our home games. We are hopeful we can get a win.”

Manuel Jimenez, coach of a Sevilla side that has won four straight in the Liga, has warned his players to guard against complacency.

“Our form counts for nothing,” he said. “We won’t go into the match overconfident.”

“We know all about Rangers. They are the biggest Scottish team in Europe. They have a significant history and they have won more trophies than anyone else in Scotland. This will not be an easy task. They relate to their fans and Scottish, English or Irish clubs always put so much effort in and it will be hard, but we have to try and withstand the sort of onslaught we expect tomorrow.

“No two games are the same. We are on a good run, but we cannot relax for one minute. Our form counts for nothing and we won’t go into the match overconfident.

“I’m not thinking about playing Real Madrid next weekend. For me they don’t exist. As soon as this challenge is over, I’ll think about Real Madrid. I respect Rangers’ history, stadium and supporters, and most of all I have got huge respect for Walter Smith.”

Liverpool continue their Champions League journey at Fiorentina tonight and Gavin Beech previews the Group E clash.

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