Sunday 9 December 2018

Jurgen Klopp makes five changes to Liverpool side for Porto clash

Mohamed Salah (left) is rested
Mohamed Salah (left) is rested

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp made five changes for their Champions League last-16 second leg at home to Porto, with a quarter-final place virtually assured by their 5-0 win in Portugal.

Leading scorer Mohamed Salah was given a well-earned break on the bench as midfielder Adam Lallana was handed his first start in two months, with left-back Alberto Moreno in the XI for the first time in six weeks with Andrew Robertson nursing a knock.

January club-record signing Virgil van Dijk and Trent Alexander-Arnold were also among the substitutes as Joel Matip and Joe Gomez came into defence and Jame Milner into midfield.

Liverpool XI: Karius, Gomez, Matip, Lovren, Moreno, Henderson, Milner, Can, Lallana, Mane, Firmino.

Substitutes: Mignolet, Van Dijk, Salah, Klavan, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ings, Alexander-Arnold.

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