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1 in, 1 out as Liverpool name updated 24-man Premier League squad

Liverpool have made one change to the Premier League squad following the end of the January transfer window, with Luis Diaz registered for the second half of 2021/22.

The 20 clubs were required to submit revised squad lists for the remainder of the campaign after deadline day, allowing the top flight to register new arrivals and players who have transferred.

For Liverpool, that has meant the addition of Diaz, who is set to arrive on Merseyside ahead of the weekend after his £50 million switch from Porto.

He is the only new face in Jurgen Klopp‘s Premier League squad, with Loris Karius dropping out to make room for the 25-year-old winger.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 8, 2021: Liverpool's goalkeeper Loris Karius during the pre-match warm-up before a pre-season friendly match between Liverpool FC and Athletic Club de Bilbao at Anfield. The game ended in a 1-1 draw. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Karius was effectively included in the summer as it would have made no sense not to, however now with Diaz needing to be registered in order to play in domestic fixtures, the German had to make way.

It could pave the way for a permanent exit for Karius in the coming weeks, with the transfer window still open in Switzerland, where Basel hold an interest.

Elsewhere, there are no surprises in the Liverpool squad, though Nat Phillips is still included despite joining Bournemouth on loan on deadline day.

2G6XJ8M Luis Diaz da Colombia, comemora o seu gol durante a partida entre Argentina e Colombia, pela semifinal da Copa America 2021, nesta terca-feira 06. / PRESSINPHOTO

This is possibly due to Phillips being eligible as a homegrown player, though there is a chance that the squads have simply not been updated properly, as Morgan Boyes – who joined Livingston on a permanent deal in January – is still registered.

Liverpool have six other homegrown players registered, which is why Karius cannot be named despite only 24 players being included, as a full 25-man squad must include eight homegrown players.

The likes of Curtis Jones, Harvey Elliott, Kaide Gordon, Leighton Clarkson and Rhys Williams are not registered as they qualify as under-21s, who do not need to be listed.


Liverpool’s updated Premier League squad

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, October 18, 2021: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp (R) chats with Andy Robertson (L) and James Milner (C) during a training session at the AXA Training Centre ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group B Matchday 3 game between Club Atlético de Madrid and Liverpool FC. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Goalkeepers: Alisson, Kelleher (HG), Adrian

Defenders: Van Dijk, Matip, Konate, Gomez (HG), Phillips* (HG), Alexander-Arnold (HG), Robertson, Tsimikas

Midfielders: Henderson (HG), Fabinho, Thiago, Oxlade-Chamberlain (HG), Keita, Milner (HG),

Forwards: Salah, Mane, Jota, Firmino, Diaz, Minamino, Origi

Notable U21s: Elliott, Jones, N.Williams*, Gordon, Clarkson, R.Williams, Bradley, Beck, Morton, Pitaluga

* Out on loan.

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