Liverpool vs Red Star Belgrade match preview

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

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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