Jurgen Klopp names Liverpool squad for Champions League Playoff

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Jurgen Klopp has named a 32-man squad for Liverpool’s UEFA Champions League Playoff meeting with Hoffenheim.

The German has included the likes of Philippe Coutinho, Jordan Henderson and Roberto Firmino, while several youth players have been registered, likely to fill Champions League regulations for homegrown players.

Daniel Sturridge and Nathaniel Clyne have also been included despite carrying injuries that makes them unlikely to feature in the first leg, while there is no place for Reds outcasts Lazar Markovic and Mamadou Sakho.

The Reds travel to Germany to take on Julian Nagelsmann’s Hoffenheim, who also finished 4th last season, on Tuesday night before a return leg at Anfield on August 23.

Liverpool open their season proper with a trip to Watford on Saturday in the English Premier League.

Liverpool squad vs. Hoffenheim:

Goalkeepers: Simon Mignolet, Loris Karius, Danny Ward

Defenders: Joel Matip, Dejan Lovren, Ragnar Klavan, Joe Gomez, Nathaniel Clyne, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Alberto Moreno, Andrew Robertson, Jon Flanagan, Conor Masterson

Midfielders: Philippe Coutinho, Jordan Henderson, Georginio Wijnaldum, Emre Can, James Milner, Marko Grujic, Ben Woodburn, Ovie Ejaria, Cameron Brannagan

Forwards: Roberto Firmino, Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi, Dominic Solanke, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Ryan Kent, Sheyi Ojo, Harry Wilson, Rhian Brewster

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