[Teams] Liverpool vs Barcelona: Confirmed line-ups from Anfield
Liverpool take on Barcelona in their Champions League semi-final second leg at Anfield this evening. Here are the confirmed line-ups:
Liverpool need a miracle in order to qualify for the Champions League final when they take on Barcelona in their semi-final second leg at Anfield this evening.
Jurgen Klopp is without Mohamed Salah after he suffered concussion against Newcastle United at the weekend while Roberto Firmino also misses out with a muscle issue so Divick Origi joins Sadio Mane in attack.
Xherdan Shaqiri also comes in to the Liverpool starting eleven while James Milner joins Jordan Henderson and Fabinho in midfield with Georginio Wijnaldum dropping to the bench.
Joel Matip is recalled alongside Virgil van Dijk at the back for the Reds while Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson occupy the full-back positions once again. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain misses out with a minor knock so Rhian Brewster is named in the matchday squad for the first time.
As for Barcelona, Lionel Messi is the obvious threat as he lines-up in attack alongside Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho. Gerard Pique marshalls the back four while Arturo Vidal starts in midfield along with Ivan Rakitic and Sergio Busquets.
Here are the confirmed line-ups:
Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Milner, Henderson, Shaqiri, Mane, Origi
Subs: Mignolet, Lovren, Gomez, Wijnaldum, Woodburn, Sturridge, Brewster
Ter Stegen; Roberto, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; Busquets, Rakitić, Vidal; Messi, Coutinho, Suárez.
Subs: Cillessen, Semedo, Umtiti, Vermaelen, Arthur, Aleñá, Malcom.
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