BIRKENHEAD, ENGLAND - Wednesday, July 12, 2017: Liverpool's Nathaniel Clyne in action against Tranmere Rovers during a preseason friendly match at Prenton Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Nathaniel Clyne named in Liverpool’s updated Champions League squad

Jurgen Klopp has named his Liverpool squad for the knockout stages of the Champions League, with three players brought in and four removed.

Europe’s top club competition returns later this month, with 16 teams hoping to lift the trophy in Kiev in May.

The Reds take on Porto in the last 16, with the first taking place in Portugal on February 14, and their squad has been released ahead of the game.

Nathaniel Clyne is included, which comes as a welcome boost, with the right-back yet to feature this season due to a back injury.

The England international was left out of the squad for the group stage because of this, but his comeback is edging closer.

Also added is new record signing Virgil van Dijk, with the Dutchman’s influence crucial if Liverpool are to go far in the competition.

Danny Ings has also been rewarded for some lively cameos with a place in the squad, with the striker recovering admirably from back-to-back cruciate ligament injuries.

Removed from the list are Philippe Coutinho, Daniel Sturridge, Marko Grujic and Jon Flanagan, all of whom left Anfield in January.

Liverpool’s Updated Champions League Squad

Goalkeepers: Mignolet, Karius, Ward

Defenders: Clyne, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Lovren, Gomez, Klavan, Van Dijk, Moreno, Robertson, Masterson

Midfielders: Wijnaldum, Milner, Henderson, Lallana, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Can

Forwards: Firmino, Solanke, Ings, Salah, Mane, Woodburn, Brewster

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