Confirmed Liverpool line-up to face Middlesbrough: Attacker axed in one change
By Matt Farr
Jurgen Klopp has named just one change to his Liverpool side to face Middlesbrough for the final game of the 2016-17 Premier League season on Sunday.
Roberto Firmino returns to the starting eleven, having missed out through injury during the Reds’ emphatic 4-0 win over West Ham six days ago.
Attacker Divock Origi is the man to miss out for Liverpool, with the 22-year-old dropping to the substitutes’ bench.
Liverpool announced their confirmed line-up on their official Twitter account ahead of kick-off.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) May 21, 2017
Firmino has been in exceptional form for Liverpool this season, contributing 12 goals and 10 assists from 40 appearances in all competitions.
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But aside from the return of the Brazilian international, as many as ten players retain their places in the line-up from the West Ham victory last time out.
Daniel Sturridge, therefore, leads the line once again for Liverpool, having featured only intermittently this term.
Liverpool need a win to secure a top four finish in the Premier League this season, and earn themselves a return to the Champions League after a one-year absence.
The Reds currently hold a narrow one-point advantage over fifth-placed Arsenal, who face Everton, knowing they can rule out any possible overhaul from their rivals by beating relegated Middlesbrough.
In other Liverpool team news, the Reds reportedly have a date in mind to trigger the release clause for this Premier League winger.