Liverpool Under-19s: Fulton, Whelan, Hart, Cleary, Maguire, Rossiter, Chirivella, Canos, Ojo, Wilson, Sinclair
Subs: Firth, Polgar, Kent, O’Hanlon, Marsh
Liverpool enter the tie with Ludogorets looking to fight for the final qualification place into the knock-out stages of the competition. Real Madrid and Basel lead the group with nine points each, and the Red sit three points behind, whilst today’s opponents have yet to claim a single point, losing all four fixtures - including a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Liverpool on matchday one.
A win for the Merseyside club in Bulgaria will move them equal with both Madrid and Basel, and they will be hoping that a victory is recorded by either of those two teams, allowing them to sneak into second place despite some poor performance in the competition this term. Victory over Ludogorets in matchday one was followed by a defeat at the hands of Basel - who scored twice in the last five minutes to claim a 3-2 win - before they won 3-2 at home to Madrid, and then conceding four goals to one in the return fixture back in Spain.
The Reds have been helped by 18-year-old forward Jerome Sinclair, who could move clear top of the goalscoring rankings with a good performance today. He is currently on four goals from four games, and the youngster - who became Liverpool’s youngest ever first-team player when he turned out in the League Cup at the age of 16 years and 16 days - could move ahead of the five-goal tally’s currently registered by Marc Brasnic and Daniel Crowley of Bayern Leverkusen and Arsenal respectively.