Liverpool have named their Champions League group stage squad. The Reds will be looking to go further in the competition than they did last season having been dumped out in the round of 16 due to a sloppy Adrian performance. Harvey Elliott has been named in the Liverpool squad for the Champions League group stage.
Liverpool Champions League group
The Reds have been drawn in a group labelled as the “real football group” by James Horncastle.
Ajax will provide tough opposition despite selling some of their star players in the last two summers.
Atalanta scored an embarrassment of goals in last season’s campaign before being knocked out late by PSG in the quarter finals.
FC Midtjylland are the only unknown with this being their first appearance in the Champions League group stage.
Confirmed Liverpool Champions League squad
Liverpool have announced their squad for the Champions League group stage. The ‘list A’ squad includes 17-year-old Harvey Elliott. Here is the list in full:
Goalkeepers: Alisson, Adrian, Kelleher
Defenders: Van Dijk, Gomez, Matip, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Tsimikas
Midfielders: Fabinho, Thiago, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Keita, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain
Forwards: Salah, Mane, Firmino, Minamino, Jota, Origi, Shaqiri, Elliott.
What RTK has to say
Although fans may be wondering why Curtis Jones isn’t in the full squad, he is likely to be included in the ‘list B’ side.
This secondary list can include an unlimited number of U21 players who have been trained at the club for at least two years.
These list b players can be included in a matchday squad as long as UEFA are notified by midnight before a group game.
There aren’t are any real surprises with this squad, the only comment that could be made is the exclusion of Harry Wilson – a sure sign of where he figures in the club’s plans this season.