Not to mention that Antoine would also be cup tied for the Champions League should Manchester United still be in the competition.
Publicly, the players believe that reacclimatising themselves may take time and Jose Mourinho is of the same mind - even if he effectively revealed nothing less than reaching the last 16 will do.
Bailly and Jones' red-hot start to the season won't be discounted by the boss going forward - but this battle at the back is one to watch. Remember - we had to reduce gap to the top-four sides, now we're fighting again to reduce the gap with these type of clubs in the Champions League.
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This is Lukaku's first game in the Champions League for a while and as a result, I think the Belgian superstar will start the campaign off with a bang.
"He had a problem in the national team and he played against Greece and after the match, he felt the problem", Mourinho said.
Their reward for winning Europe's tier two tournament is a comparatively easy group containing Basel, Benfica and CSKA Moscow.
- Liverpool and Sevilla's only previous encounter came in the final of the 2016 Europa League. Ashley Young, Luke Shaw and Marouane Fellaini are all early doubts. Patience is vital. He doesn't strike me as that kind of player - at least at the moment. [At Chelsea] we had one of the best central defenders in the Premier League's last decade, Ricardo Carvalho, and when he arrived from Portugal he was in trouble a little bit to adapt. That deserves attention given that all three of United's Premier League wins this season have been by two or more goals (4-0 v West Ham, 4-0 at Swansea City, 2-0 v Leicester City).
Pogba will now get the opportunity to make his first Champions League appearance for the Red Devils against Basel on Tuesday and is relishing the opportunity to grace the grandest of stages once more.