Confirmed Liverpool lineup & reaction as Klopp makes controversial picks vs Milan
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Confirmed Liverpool lineup & reaction as Klopp makes controversial picks vs AC Milan

Here’s the confirmed Liverpool lineup vs AC Milan today. The Reds go into the UEFA Champions League games with nothing riding on it.

Liverpool are already through in the UEFA Champions League as group winners – though, that was the case against FC Porto last time out, too. The Reds actually put out a fairly strong XI for that one but things are different this time around.

Jurgen Klopp kept largely the same XI for three games in a row now. Liverpool can finally rest vs Milan, then, and the boss has taken the opportunity to do so.

We’re also seeing a few injured stars finally return to action. Liverpool’s squad, it seems, is only getting stronger.

Let’s see what Liverpool have gone for vs Milan, then.

Confirmed Liverpool lineup vs Milan

Alisson Becker

Neco Williams

Ibrahima Konate

Nat Phillips

Kostas Tsimikas

Tyler Morton

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Takumi Minamino

Sadio Mane

Divock Origi

Mohamed Salah

Some surprises here, then. Klopp sticks with Alisson in goal, for instance, when it feels like a great game for Caoimhin Kelleher. We expected to see James Milner in midfield, too.

But it’s great to see Nat Phillips get a game – this will be his first start since the final game of last season. It’s a big moment for him, then, as he won’t want this to be his last.

DIVOCK ORIGI DOES NOT MAKE SENSE.

Other than that, Saturday’s hero Origi gets a start, as expected. It’ll be interesting to see how Morton does on a big ground, too.

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All in all, we think there’s quite a lot to look forward to, here. So let’s see how fans reacted to the lineup.

Reaction

So, some controversy here, then. People don’t agree with the decision to start Salah & Mane – and it’s easy to understand why. This isn’t a game Liverpool need anything from but those two will risk injuries and exhaustion.

We saw what happened to Diogo Jota a year ago, too. Injuries can happen but we’ll certainly trust Klopp and co. here. We can’t imagine they’d risk them if there truly was a problem.

That will be the big talking point if anything does happen, though. No doubt about that.

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