Liverpool have been boosted by the return of star attacker Mohamed Salah for their Champions League clash against Genk, while Naby Keita also gets a start.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has made as many as five changes to the side that started against Manchester United, for the midweek clash against KRC Genk.
Alisson Becker is retained in goal following his return from injury at the weekend, but there are two enforced changes in the backline as Trent Alexander-Arnold (illness) and Joel Matip (knee) have been ruled out. The former has been replaced by veteran James Milner at right-back, while Dejan Lovren steps in as Virgil van Dijk’s partner in Belgium. Andrew Robertson continues at left-back.
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Liverpool boss Klopp has made two alterations in the middle of the park with captain Jordan Henderson making way for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, while Naby Keita gets a start as well after impressing from the bench against United. Fabinho continues to occupy the holding midfield slot, with last match’s hero Adam Lallana on the bench again.
Perhaps the most significant change for Liverpool comes in attack as Mohamed Salah is back into the side after missing the weekend clash with an injury. The Egyptian replaces Divock Origi, who started his youth career at Genk. The other two slots in attack are predictably occupied by Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane. Youngster Rhian Brewster is named on the bench.
Liverpool Confirmed XI: Alisson; Milner, Lovren, van Dijk, Robertson; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Fabinho, Keita; Salah, Firmino, Mane