Liverpool confirm squad for Champions League final

first_imgJurgen Klopp has finalised his 23-man Liverpool squad that will travel to Madrid to face Tottenham in the Champions League final at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday evening.As expected, Naby Keita misses out through injury having failed to recover in time from a ‘very serious’ adductor issue picked up in the Reds’ semi-final first-leg clash with Barcelona.There is hope, however, that the diminutive midfielder will be fit to represent his country at the Africa cup of nations, with Guinea having included the 24-year-old in their provisional squad. Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Doubts had also been raised over the fitness of Brazil forward Roberto Firmino, who had been struggling with a muscle injury picked up on April 21. Klopp, however, indicated on Tuesday that the former Hoffenheim man would play some part, stating: “Everything is fine. What we saw so far looked really good, I’m pretty sure he will be fine.”The German trainer’s assessment has rung true, with Firmino having been included in the travelling party that will be eager to end a long-term trophy drought at one of Europe’s most storied clubs.Full Liverpool squad:Goalkeepers – Alisson Becker, Caoimhin Kelleher, Simon MignoletDefenders – Virgil van Dijk, Dejan Lovren, Joel Matip, Andy Robertson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Alberto MorenoMidfielders – Fabinho, Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Giorginio WijnaldumAttackers – Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Divock Origi, Daniel Sturridge, Xherdan Shaqiri, Rhian BrewsterWhile Liverpool travelled to Spain on Friday, Tottenham made the trip two days earlier, with both star striker Harry Kane and midfielder Harry Winks deemed fit enough to make the trip.Pochettino, however, has remained coy on whether England captain Kane will feature from the start – or at all.Full Tottenham squad:Goalkeepers – Hugo Lloris, Michel Vorm, Paulo Gazzaniga, Alfie WhitemanDefenders – Kieran Trippier, Danny Rose, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Davinson Sanchez, Kyle Walker-Peters, Juan Foyth, Serge Aurier, Ben DaviesMidfielders – Harry Winks, Victor Wanyama, Eric Dier, Moussa Sissoko, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, George Marsh, Oliver SkippAttackers – Heung-min Son, Harry Kane, Erik Lamela, Fernando Llorente, Lucas MouraAfter a recent tweak in UEFA regulations, both Klopp and Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino will be able to name up to 12 substitutes for the big game.last_img

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