Predicted Liverpool line-up to play Augsburg: Brannagan and Smith to start

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

Liverpool travel to Germany on Thursday to face Augsburg in the last 32 of the Europa League.

The Reds navigated their qualifying group with relative ease and now they will be looking to put their domestic thoughts behind them for a few days in a bid to take a comfortable advantage back to Merseyside for the second leg.

Jurgen Klopp’s side could not have had a better build up to this fixture after they hammered Aston Villa 6-0 in the Premier League on Sunday, but the Reds are likely to make changes for this fixture as they continue to compete in a variety of different competitions.

Liverpool have been boosted by the return of Daniel Sturridge but they are still without a raft of first-team players.

Martin Skrtel, Dejan Lovren, Joe Gomez, Joe Allen, Jordan Rossiter and Danny Ings are all unavailable, while there are minor doubts regarding midfielders Lucas and Adam Lallana.

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