Predicted Liverpool line-up to play Bordeaux: Coutinho and Ibe to start

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Here is how we predict Liverpool will line up against Bordeaux later this week:

Liverpool travel to France this week to begin their Europa League campaign with a match against Ligue 1 club Bordeaux on Thursday.

The Reds will still be smarting from their back-to-back defeats against West Ham United and Manchester United and Brendan Rodgers will be desperate to get a win as soon as possible.

Liverpool are without the injured Jon Flanagan and Joe Allen while Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson are rated at 50/50 to take part.

Adam Lallana has a much better chance of recovering from a knock and taking to the field if called upon.

Along with Bordeaux, Liverpool also have to face Rubin Kazan and Sion in Group B and given the players at the Reds’ disposal this is a good opportunity to bring European success back to Anfield.

Rodgers is likely to make some changes but do not expect a particularly weak side.

Below is the starting XI we expect Liverpool to go with later this week:

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