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Confirmed Liverpool lineup vs. Chelsea: Firmino starts, Benteke on the bench

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp names Roberto Firmino up front for today’s match at Chelsea, with Christian Benteke on the bench.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, August 17, 2015: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino in action against AFC Bournemouth during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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Firmino will start in the number 9 role, with Adam Lallana and Philippe Coutinho just behind.

The midfield three returns to being Lucas Leiva, Emre Can and James Milner.

The same back four as under each of Klopp’s league games continues, with Alberto Moreno, Nathaniel Clyne, Martin Skrtel and Mamadou Sakho.

Klopp is looking for his first league win in charge, while Chelsea are looking to turn around their poor form – with just two wins in the last seven games.

Diego Costa is passed fit and starts for Chelsea. Jose Mourinho has dropped Cesc Fabregas and Nemanja Matic.

Liverpool: Mignolet, Clyne, Skrtel, Sakho, Moreno, Lucas, Can, Milner, Lallana, Coutinho, Firmino.

Subs: Bogdan, Lovren, Benteke, Allen, Ibe, Teixeira, Randall.

Chelsea: Begovic, Zouma, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Mikel, Ramires, Willian, Oscar, Hazard, Diego Costa.

Subs: Amelia, Baba, Matic, Fabregas, Kenedy, Falcao, Remy.

Kick off at Stamford Bridge is 12.45pm (GMT).


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