20 Aug 2016

Confirmed Teams: Klopp finally dumps £40k-a-week star; 'amazing' £30m attacker returns'; Liverpool disappointment for Mane

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has named a very strong team for this afternoon's clash with Premier League new boys Burnley.

FULL TEAM: Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Klavan, Milner, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Lallana, Firmino, Coutinho, Sturridge

SUBS: Manninger, Can, Origi, Matip, Moreno, Stewart, Grujic

* As expected, Mane misses out with a shoulder injury, but Sturridge comes into the team for his first appearance of the season. Not a bad player to be able to call upon ;-)

* Moreno is deservedly dumped on the bench, with Milner coming in to replace him. With any luck, this will lead to increased defensive solidity down the left.

* Origi and Can have to make do with bench duty again, which Wijnaldum and Hendo will have to cover midfield defensive duties yet again.

Probable formation:

-------------- Mignolet
Clyne --- Lovren -- Klavan --- Milner
------- Wijnaldum - Hendo
Lallana ----- Firmino --- Coutinho
------------- Sturridge

In my view, it makes more sense to play Milner at right-back, with Clyne covering on the left.

* Moreno: Reportedly on £40k-a-week. Sturridge hailed as 'amazing' by Lucas.



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