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CONFIRMED: Liverpool line-up v Ludogorets - Sterling returns!

Here is the Liverpool side facing Ludogorets in the Champions League this evening.

Liverpool: Mignolet, Manquillo, Moreno, Lovren, Sakho, Gerrard, Henderson, Coutinho, Sterling, Lallana, Balotelli

Subs: Jones, Enrique, Toure, Lucas, Suso, Borini, Lambert

Liverpool face the challenge of defeating Bulgarian side Ludogorets as they look to take an early position at the top of Group B in the Champions League.

Liverpool’s preparations for the game have been far from ideal with an injury to key forward Daniel Sturridge causing a shake up in attack and a defeat to Aston Villa last weekend meaning the Reds lack momentum.

However, forward Mario Balotelli posted a message of confidence ahead of the game earlier today, as he looks for his first Champions League goal in Liverpool colours.

The club’s captain, Steven Gerrard, also said in an interview which was published this morning that anything other than getting into the last eight of the competition would be deemed as a failure for him.

Brendan Rodgers has named a strong side and Reds fans can settle in as European nights are back at Anfield for three games at least.

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