PREVIEW By North-west correspondent Alex Stevens
Jurgen Klopp has rung the changes for the sixth consecutive weekend as he makes full use of his squad ahead of Wednesday’s Europa League final.
The Merseysiders travel to West Brom on Sunday and, with hopes of a top-four finish now over, a shadow team has been selected due to the short turnaround between matches.
Jordan Henderson and Danny Ings are also recalled to the squad as they are given a late chance to make the matchday 18 for the final against Sevilla.
The German manager made eight changes for the midweek win over Chelsea as he restored his big guns and has gone even further by altering his entire line-up for the latest Premier League showdown.
The youngsters are once again given their chance to shine as the first-teamers are wrapped in cotton wool ahead of Liverpool’s first European final in nine years on 18 May.
There are also starts for senior quartet Martin Skrtel, Christian Benteke, Joe Allen and Lucas, while Adam Bogdan is given his first start in goal since January due to a knee injury sustained by Danny Ward.
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Benteke, who scored the midweek equaliser against Chelsea, starts only his second league encounter since early January.
With two goals as a substitute in recent weeks, the Belgium international gets the chance to maintain his highly creditable scoring record as a Liverpool player.
Benteke has found chances hard to come by this season but his nine league goals have come from just 13 starts, and 28 appearances in total, in the competition.