Liverpool team news: Expected XI vs AC Milan with Klopp starting just one from Wolves win
Klopp reflects on Liverpool's win at Wolves
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Liverpool travel to AC Milan on Tuesday looking to finish the Champions League group stage with a 100 per cent record. Express Sport provide team news and ponder how Jurgen Klopp could set Liverpool up at the San Siro with wholesale changes expected.
With the Premier League fixtures coming thick and fast, Liverpool may leave Alisson at home and give Caoimhin Kelleher a chance between the sticks.
The Reds are already through as group winners, so Kelleher’s introduction should be one of many throughout Klopp’s side.
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Defence: Williams, Gomez, Konate, Tsimikas
Neco Williams could come in for Trent Alexander-Arnold at right-back, with Kostas Tsimikas replacing Andrew Robertson on the left side of the defence.
Klopp will be tempted to rest both Joel Matip and Virgil van Dijk, giving Ibrahima Konate a chance in the process.
He could be partnered by Joe Gomez, who has recently returned to training after an injury lay-off and needs minutes under his belt.
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Midfield: Morton, Keita, Oxlade-Chamberlain
Tyler Morton could receive his second Champions League start, giving Fabinho a rest as the holding midfielder.
Naby Keita has also returned in training and should come in for minutes, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain likely to receive a chance from the off.
James Milner is suspended, while Thiago and Jordan Henderson will welcome the chance to refuel ahead of the weekend.
Attack: Salah, Minamino, Origi
Mohamed Salah was a surprise inclusion for Porto’s visit to Anfield, given Liverpool were already through, but he’s expected to start again in Italy.
The Egyptian forward is arguably the best player in Europe at the moment, registering 19 goals and eight assists in 19 games this season.
He should start alongside Takumi Minamino and last weekend’s stoppage-time hero at Wolves, Divock Origi.
In the build-up, Klopp has hinted at rotation and explained why he could make changes and expect those on the pitch to maintain the lofty standards of his regular starters.
He told reporters: “We play how we train, and we all know, we’ve said it plenty of times, we would love if we could train more often because then we could play much more intensely. That’s how it is.
“In the specific things, the exercises we do, it’s all about doing the things we need to do in a football game with the right intensity and as often as somehow possible.
“There are a lot of really good young players in this club at the moment, really big prospects. [I’m] really happy about that. Tyler is one of them. He’s not the only one; we will have more young boys tomorrow travelling with us and in the squad.
“That’s important. And we’ll see if they will play or not, but they are only with us because they have the quality to play the football we want to play.”
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