Photos: Coutinho, Sakho prepare for Liverpool’s flight to Germany

Philippe Coutinho and Mamadou Sakho are among Liverpool's travelling party for flight to Germany

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Philippe Coutinho and Mamadou Sakho were among Liverpool’s travelling party as the Reds prepared to jet off to Augsburg on Wednesday afternoon.

The Brazil international started his first game since recovering from a hamstring injury as Liverpool were impressive 6-0 winners at Aston Villa in the Premier League on Sunday.

Sakho partnered Kolo Toure at centre-half as the Ivorian scored a rare goal in Liverpool’s landslide victory over Remi Garde’s struggling Villa side at Villa Park.

Liverpool posted a collage of photos on their Instagram account as Jurgen Klopp’s side settled into their seats ahead of their journey to Germany.

The Reds face Bundesliga side Augsburg in the first leg of their Europa League last-32 tie.

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The Merseyside outfit haven’t won Europe’s second tier competition since Gerard Houllier’s side were memorable 5-4 winners against Aalaves in the Uefa Cup final in Dortmund in 2001.

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Augsburg and Liverpool are meeting for the first time on Thursday night, although the Reds have won 15 of their 32 games against German opposition.

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