Predicted Liverpool team for Champions League return.
Liverpool make a long-awaited return to the Champions League this season and will be looking to get off to winning ways at Anfield tomorrow night. Brendan Rodgers has a number of injuries to think about, and this is how his side look likely to line up against Ludogorets…
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GK) Simon Mignolet
Liverpool’s first choice goalkeeper, Simon Mignolet should continue in goal for this crucial Champions League game.
DR) Javi Manquillo
With Glen Johnson injured, on-loan youngster Javi Manquillo should get another chance to impress after some solid displays for the club so far.
DL) Alberto Moreno
One of many exciting summer signings by Liverpool, Alberto Moreno is more than likely to continue as first-choice left-back as the Reds kick off their Champions League campaign.
DC) Dejan Lovren
Although not quite at his best in a Liverpool shirt so far, Dejan Lovren should continue at centre-back as he grows into his role in Brendan Rodgers’ side.
DC) Mamadou Sakho
Likewise, Mamadou Sakho will likely continue in defence as Liverpool are without Martin Skrtel through injury.
MC) Steven Gerrard
Liverpool’s key player and club captain, Steven Gerrard will be itching to play on the Champions League stage again this season and will surely start in midfield here.
MC) Jordan Henderson
Having recently established himself as first choice to partner Gerrard in Liverpool’s midfield, Jordan Henderson should also be line for a start for this game.
AMR) Adam Lallana
After finally making his debut for Liverpool at the weekend, Adam Lallana should now play his first Champions League game for the club on the right-hand side of midfield.
AML) Raheem Sterling
After being rested at the weekend against Aston Villa, star youngster Raheem Sterling will surely return to action here and could be used on the left-hand side in place of Lazar Markovic.
AMC) Philippe Coutinho
Although he could swap positions with Sterling, Liverpool’s Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho could be ideal for the central role just behind the main striker here.
FC) Mario Balotelli
With Daniel Sturridge a big loss through injury, it seems likely that Mario Balotelli will continue alone upfront for Brendan Rodgers’ side, and he will be hoping to score his first goal for the club.