How Liverpool line up against Inter Milan today

A 2-0 first-leg lead is being brought back to Anfield by the Reds, who are on a winning streak of 12 matches following Saturday’s narrow victory over West Ham.

Thiago Alcantara and Roberto Firmino both missed that game despite being on the verge of a return to fitness from hamstring and groin problems, respectively, and Thiago returns to start for the Reds. Joel Matip was also absent due to illness, but has recovered and partners Virgil van Dijk in defence.

Firmino does not make the squad though, as Diogo Jota starts up front and Luis Diaz has to settle for a place on the bench.

Curtis Jones gets the nod in midfield over Jordan Henderson, while Jurgen Klopp has opted not to take Mohamed Salah or Sadio Mane out of the firing line with matches against Brighton and Arsenal, plus an FA Cup quarter-final against Nottingham Forest, coming up.

Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Thiago, Jones, Mane, Jota, Salah.

Subs: Adrian, Kelleher, Milner, Keita, Gomez, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Minamino, Tsimikas, Diaz, Origi, Elliott

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