Confirmed Liverpool v Spartak lineups: Lovren starts, Henderson on the bench

Liverpool take on Spartak Moscow in the Champions League this evening...

Liverpool can seal their passage into the knockout stages of the Champions League tonight when they host Spartak Moscow at Anfield.

The Reds threw away a 3-0 lead to draw 3-3 at Sevilla in their last game, and know that they will make it through to the knockout stages as long as they don't lose 4-0 or worse to Spartak tonight.

A win would give Liverpool top spot in their group though, and manager Jurgen Klopp has picked a strong side for tonight's game.

Loris Karius comes in for Simon Mignolet in goal, whilst Joe Gomez, Dejan Lovren, Ragnar Klavan and Alberto Moreno line up across the back four.

Emre Can, Georginio Wijnaldum and Philippe Coutinho feature in midfield, with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane supporting lone striker Roberto Firmino.

Mignolet drops down to the bench tonight, alongside Trent Alexander-Arnold, James Milner, Jordan Henderson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Dominic Solanke and Daniel Sturridge.

Meanwhile, Spartak line up with Aleksandr Selikhov in goal, wth Andrey Eschenko, Georgi Dzhikiya, Serdar Tasci and Salvator Bochetti across the back four.

Denis Glushakov partners Fernando in the middle of the park, with Roman Zobnin started on the left and Quincy Promes - a former Liverpool target - down the right.

Luiz Adriano and Ze Luis feature in attack, with both forwards capable of causing Liverpool problems if given any encouragement.

Chelsea loanee Mario Pasalic is on the bench, alongside Artyom Rebrov, Ilya Kutepov, Ivelin Popov, Lorenzo Melgarejo, Aleksandr Samedov and Pedro Rocha.

Liverpool lineup


  • Loris Karius
  • Joe Gomez
  • Ragnar Klavan
  • Dejan Lovren
  • Alberto Moreno
  • Emre Can
  • Philippe Coutinho
  • Georginio Wijnaldum
  • Roberto Firmino
  • Sadio Mané
  • Mohamed Salah

Substitutes: Simon Mignolet, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jordan Henderson, James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Dominic Solanke, Daniel Sturridge.

Spartak lineup


  • Aleksandr Selikhov
  • Salvatore Bocchetti
  • Georgi Dzhikiya
  • Serdar Tasci
  • Andrey Yeshchenko
  • Fernando
  • Denis Glushakov
  • Quincy Promes
  • Roman Zobnin
  • Luiz Adriano
  • Zé Luís

Substitutes: Artyom Rebrov, Ilya Kutepov, Mario Pašalić, Ivelin Popov, Pedro Rocha, Aleksandr Samedov, Lorenzo Melgarejo.

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