Loris Karius, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Emre Can and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain all start.
While Simon Mignolet, Joe Gomez, Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge have to make do with a place on the bench.
Liverpool Team: Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Klavan, Moreno, Can, Milner, Wijnaldum, Salah, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Firmino.
Subs: Mignolet, Gomez, Robertson, Henderson, Grujic, Solanke, Sturridge.
Liverpool vs Maribor in the Champions League Group E kicks off at Anfield on Wednesday 1st November at 19:45 GMT.
I would have liked Sturridge to keep his place following his goal at the weekend. Come on you Reds!
he scored but didn’t look deadly, like he could beat his man and looked like he would struggle to play 2 matches in a few days.
Maribor, if they give us as much space as last time, would probably have been good for Studge, but I think Firmino will do more to pressure their back 4 into mistakes.
I did wonder if Robertson may have had a chance – give Moreno a break but then Moreno has been in good form so maybe better to keep his momentum. Can’t say the other changes are a surprise – especially with Coutinho, Lovren, Mane, Lallana etc out injured…
Yes you are right, our injury list is worryingly long at the moment and we are a bit thin! Robertson must be a bit frustrated with the way things are going at the moment. Last season he played first-team football week in week out. I guess that is the risk you take when you join a big club. Ironic though that it is Moreno of all people who is keeping him out of the side 🙂
i have stood by Moreno and defended him a lot. I know he has made a few mistakes but often I felt he was a scapegoat for that final – unjustifiably. I know he made a mistake but he wasn’t the first and certainly not the only one. As good as Robertson was for Hull, he was never as good as Moreno could be. The season we got to the final, he had more assists than most as well as better stats in most defensive areas than Clyne BUT the odd mistake – often not his mistake – like being in front of the ball, giving us width and an outlet, but then appearing out of position when Hendo loses the ball easily – he gets blamed rather than Hendo.
Its good to see him given a consistent chance and the fans maybe finally see his potential
Yep same here. Sturridge needs more goals.