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Confirmed Liverpool lineup vs. Tottenham: Moreno & Milner return, Firmino misses out

Alberto Moreno and James Milner both return to the Liverpool lineup on Saturday evening, as the Reds take on Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, January 25, 2016: Liverpool's Alberto Moreno in action during the Football League Cup Semi-Final 2nd Leg match against Stoke City at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Moreno returns at left-back after missing the last two games due to a hamstring injury, while Milner comes into midfield after sitting out the Reds’ 3-2 defeat at Southampton due to suspension.

Jurgen Klopp looks set to deploy his regular 4-2-3-1 formation, with Daniel Sturridge leading the line, supported by Milner, Adam Lallana and Philippe Coutinho.

With captain Jordan Henderson returning to the starting selection after illness, Joe Allen drops out, leaving Henderson to partner Emre Can as Liverpool’s two-man midfield base.

Moreno comes in for Jon Flanagan, joining Nathaniel Clyne, Dejan Lovren and Mamadou Sakho in defence, shielding first-choice goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.

Roberto Firmino isn’t ready to feature, after suffering a hamstring injury of his own, while Christian Benteke also misses out with a knee injury that is expected to keep him out for at least a month.

Easing Klopp’s selection headache in attack, however, Divock Origi recovers from a thigh injury to make the bench.

Origi sits in reserve along with Allen, Danny Ward, Martin Skrtel, Kolo Toure, Brad Smith and Jordon Ibe.

Liverpool: Mignolet; Clyne, Lovren, Sakho, Moreno; Can, Henderson; Milner, Lallana, Coutinho; Sturridge.

Substitutes: Ward, Toure, Skrtel, Smith, Allen, Ibe, Origi

Tottenham: Lloris; Walker, Alderweireld, Wimmer, Rose; Dier, Dembele; Eriksen, Son, Alli; Kane

Substitutes: Vorm, Trippier, Davies, Carroll, Mason, Onomah, Chadli

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