Union SG vs Liverpool confirmed team news

Union SG vs Liverpool confirmed team news

Jurgen Klopp has named Liverpool's youngest ever starting XI for a European match, with an average age of 22 years and 156 days.  How will they fair against their much more experienced opponents?

Jurgen Klopp has named Liverpool's youngest ever starting eleven for a European match, with one eye very firmly on Sundays clash with Manchester United at Anfield.

We already knew that star players Salah, Alisson, Van Dijk and Alexander-Arnold had not travelled with the squad, instead staying at Anfield for a well deserved rest, but Klopp has gone even further, by naming only five senior players in the starting XI.

Check 0ut the team line up below and then join us for analysis.

Liverpool XI : Kelleher, Endo, Konate, Jones, Gakpo, Elliott, Chambers, Gordon, Doak, Quansah, Bradley

Liverpool Subs : Pitaluga, Mrozek, Gomez, Diaz, Szoboszlai, Nunez, Tsimikas, Gravenberch, Scanlon, McConnell, Koumas, Hill

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Klopp gives youth a chance to shine

Whilst it was always likely that Klopp would rotate his squad, with nothing riding on tonights game, it's still refreshing to see so many youngsters given a chance in the starting eleven.

With the teams relative in-experience, it will be important for the senior members of the team - Jones, Konate, Gakpo, Endo etc, to show strong leadership qualities, and help the younger players overcome any early nerves.

There is also a special mention for Curtis Jones, who Captains Liverpool tonight for the first time.  Jones is a Liverpool lad through and through, and deserves the honour of leading out his boyhood team.

Union SG onfirmed line up

Starting XI : Moris, Mac Allister, Amani, Lapoussin, Burgess, Castro-Montes, Puertas, Sadiki, Machida, Nilsson, Amoura

Subs : Imbrechts, Wenssens, Rasmussen, Eckert, Teklab, Rodriguez,Terho, Sykes, Huygevelde, Leysen

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