Jurgen Klopp has made nine changes to his side for Wednesday night’s Audi Cup ‘final’ clash with Atletico Madrid at Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena.
The Reds sealed a matchup with Diego Simeone’s Atletico through a 3-0 victory over Bayern the previous evening, in a hugely impressive display.
But after naming the majority of his first-choice starting lineup against Bayern, Klopp has opted to shuffle his deck.
With Nathaniel Clyne sidelined, Dejan Lovren, Alberto Moreno, Philippe Coutinho and Mohamed Salah rested and Daniel Sturridge pulling up with a thigh problem on Tuesday night, Klopp’s squad is reduced at the Allianz.
The last time the Reds played Atletico was in 2010, when they were knocked out of the semi-finals of the Europe League on away goals, despite home efforts from Alberto Aquilani and Yossi Benayoun.
Much has changed since that day at Anfield, and Liverpool will be looking to build for a strong 2017/18 campaign with another fine performance in Germany.
Liverpool: Ward; Flanagan, Gomez, Klavan, Milner; Can, Lallana, Wijnaldum; Mane, Woodburn, Solanke
Substitutes: Karius, Mignolet, Matip, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Grujic, Ejaria, Henderson, Kent, Origi, Firmino
Not involved: Sturridge (inj), Coutinho, Salah, Lovren, Moreno, Clyne (inj), Ings.