Benteke back, Henderson starts – Confirmed Liverpool lineup vs. West Brom

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Jurgen Klopp has named a strong, industrious lineup to take on West Bromwich Albion on Sunday afternoon, with Jordan Henderson included in midfield.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, November 29, 2015: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson in action against Swansea City during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Christian Benteke is also named in a starting lineup that sees four changes from Thursday night’s 0-0 draw with to FC Sion in the Europa League.

Simon Mignolet keeps his place in goal, operating behind Klopp’s regular back four of Nathaniel Clyne, Martin Skrtel, Dejan Lovren and Alberto Moreno.

Kolo Toure and Brad Smith make way for Skrtel and Moreno, as the German shuffles his pack.

With the three-man midfield of Henderson, Emre Can and James Milner proving effective against Sion, Klopp has persevered with the trio, with the captain making a first Premier League start under his new manager.

Adam Lallana keeps his place in attack, looking to combine with Benteke and a returning Philippe Coutinho, who played 30 minutes in that frosty draw in Switzerland after a hamstring injury.

Toure drops to the bench alongside Adam Bogdan, Lucas Leiva, Joe Allen, Jordon Ibe, Divock Origi and Roberto Firmino.

Preparing his side for a tough contest against Tony Pulis’ Baggies at Anfield, Klopp will look to exploit West Brom‘s weaknesses, with the physicality of Benteke and the creativity and guile of Coutinho likely key aspects of his selection.

Liverpool: Mignolet; Clyne, Skrtel, Lovren, Moreno; Henderson, Can, Milner; Lallana, Benteke, Coutinho

Substitutes: Bogdan, Toure, Firmino, Lucas, Allen, Origi, Ibe

West Brom: Myhill; Dawson, McAuley, Olsson, Evans; Brunt, Fletcher, Gardner; Morrison, McClean, Rondon

Substitutes: Lindegaard, Chester, Gnabry, McManaman, Berahino, Lambert, Anichebe

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