Confirmed Liverpool lineup vs. West Brom: Karius starts as Klopp rotation continues

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Jurgen Klopp has once again named a rotated Liverpool side for Wednesday night’s clash with West Brom, making six changes from the Merseyside derby.

The German has mixed up his selection throughout a busy winter run so far, though his lineup for Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Everton came in for criticism.

This was largely misguided, naturally, with Klopp required to shuffle his pack as the Reds average a game every 4.1 days between November 18 and New Year’s Day.

And as Liverpool take to Anfield to welcome a West Brom side under new management in Alan Pardew, Klopp has stuck to his guns.

Loris Karius is a surprise inclusion in goal, with Klopp seemingly extended his approach to his options between the sticks.

He will be provided protection from a back four of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Dejan Lovren, Ragnar Klavan and Andrew Robertson, with the Scot keeping his place at left-back.

In midfield, Emre Can and Georginio Wijnaldum return to Klopp’s lineup, taking up their positions alongside Philippe Coutinho.

Meanwhile Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane will provide support for Roberto Firmino in attack, as the Reds bid to return to their high-scoring ways after a frustrating afternoon on Sunday.

Liverpool are yet to lose in 10 games since their 4-1 defeat to Tottenham at the end of October, and Wednesday provides another opportunity to continue their ascent in the Premier League.

Liverpool: Karius; Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Klavan, Robertson; Can, Wijnaldum, Coutinho; Salah, Mane, Firmino

Substitutes: Mignolet, Gomez, Milner, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ings, Solanke

West Brom: Foster; Nyom, Hegazi, Evans, Gibbs; Krychowiak, Yacob, Livermore; McClean, Robson-Kanu, Rondon

Substitutes: Myhill, McAuley, Ferguson, Brunt, Burke, Field, Rodriguez

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