By Alex Stevens

Roberto Firmino has been given the nod for Liverpool’s Europa League showdown against Borussia Dortmund on Thursday night.

The Brazilian has been selected in an attacking 4-2-3-1 line-up that also includes Adam Lallana and Philippe Coutinho.

Divock Origi has been selected ahead of Daniel Sturridge to spearhead the attack after scoring the crucial away goal in Germany last week.

Manager Jurgen Klopp chose three midfielders in a more defensive formation in the quarter-final first leg, which finished 1-1.

But, with Jordan Henderson unavailable through injury, the versatile James Milner will partner Emre Can in central midfield in what will be a huge blow to Joe Allen, who performed so impressively as a second-half substitute in that position in Dortmund.

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Allen and Sturridge are both on the substitute’s bench, although they could still have major roles to play in what is an eagerly anticipated clash.

The Liverpool team news means that there are six changes in total to the side that beat Stoke 4-1 in the Premier League on Sunday, with Can, Origi, Lallana, Coutinho, Mamadou Sakho and Dejan Lovren returning to the starting X1.