THE BOSS JUAN CARLOS OSORIO
While studying at John Moores University in 1997, the Colombian lived near Liverpool’s training ground and would peer over the wall to watch sessions.
THE STAR JAVIER HERNANDEZ
He may not have enjoyed the best season at West Ham but Chicharito’s pretadory instinct could be crucial if Mexico are to get out of a tricky group.
THE PROSPECT HIRVING LOZANO
Nicknamed Chucky after the doll in the horror films, the PSV winger, 22, will be out to scare defences.
Plenty of experience. Three players — Hernandez, captain Andres Ad Guardado G dd and df former Tottenham midfielder Giovani dos Santos — each have a century of caps.
Choking in the knockout stages. Their last World Cup quarterfinal was in 1986 and they were hammered 7-0 by Chile at the same stage of the Copa America two years ago.