Liverpool vs Red Star Belgrade match preview

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Skipper Jordan Henderson is out, along with fellow midfielder Naby Keita. That means summer signings Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri are handed rare starts. Right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold and forward Roberto Firmino also return to the starting XI.

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane returns to the Liverpool team a week after having surgery on a hand injury. There are five changes to the side which narrowly beat Huddersfield in the Premier League this weekend.


Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Shaqiri, Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Salah, Firmino, Mane

There are five changes to the Red Star Belgrade side who were thrashed 6-1 in Paris, thanks to that Neymar hat-trick.

But former Chelsea striker Marko Marin is absent. He scored Red Star’s first ever Champions League goal in that match against PSG.

Red Star XI: Borjan, Stojkovic, Savic, Degenek, Rodic, Krsticic, Jovitic, Marin, Causic, Simic, Ben Nabouhane

Today’s game at Anfield will have only Liverpool fans in the stands as Red Star Belgrade supporters serve a two-game ban for a pitch invasion and the setting off of fireworks during the Champions League play-offs.

Uefa’s disciplinary committee also fined Red Star £26,824 and ordered them to contact RB Salzburg to pay for damages caused by supporters.

Source: BBC News

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