Liverpool expected 4-3-3 v Maribor: Ox gets rare start in four changes
By George Brooks
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is expected to make four changes ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Maribor at Anfield.
The Reds recorded their biggest ever European away win with a 7-0 victory over the Slovenian side on matchday three, to move ahead of Spartak Moscow on goal difference at the top.
With Spartak and Sevilla also facing off on the same night, Liverpool know that another heavy victory will give them a huge advantage with two matches remaining.
Centre-back Dejan Lovern is expected to miss out after injuring himself in the warm up of Saturday’s 3-0 Premier League win over Huddersfield.
Philippe Coutinho is also a doubt with a hip problem, while Sadio Mane (hamstring), Adam Lallana (thigh) and Nathaniel Clyne (back) will miss out.
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Loris Karius has been Klopp’s first-choice goalkeeper for Liverpool’s three Champions’ League group games so far, and should start ahead of Simon Mignolet.
Karius is one of four potential changes for the Reds.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has only started one game since joining from Arsenal and scored his first Liverpool goal in the reverse fixture.
He should come into the side, in place of Roberto Firmino. Trent Alexander-Arnold and Emre Can could also start, in place of Joe Gomez and Jordan Henderson.
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