Ox starts for Liverpool, but no Coutinho

first_imgLiverpool Liverpool team news: Oxlade-Chamberlain starts, Coutinho missing against Maribor Melissa Reddy Liverpool FC Correspondent Last updated 2 years ago 02:28 11/2/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Liverpool UEFA Champions League Liverpool v Maribor Maribor The Reds have refreshed their XI with four changes as the 24-year-old England midfielder gets the opportunity to make his mark from the off Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain makes his first Champions League start for Liverpool, with Philippe Coutinho and Dejan Lovren absent from the matchday squad against Maribor.The England international has been used as a substitute by Jurgen Klopp nine times since his deadline-day switch from Arsenal, with his only other run out from the off coming in the League Cup defeat at Leicester.Liverpool -3 handicap v Maribor EVS Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Coutinho (adductor) and Lovren (thigh) have not shaken off their injuries in time to feature on Wednesday night, with the Reds boss introducing four changes to the starting line-up from the weekend’s 3-0 victory over Huddersfield.Philippe Coutinho LiverpoolLoris Karius replaces Simon Mignolet in goal, with Trent Alexander-Arnold at right-back and Joe Gomez on the bench.Jordan Henderson is rested in the centre of the pitch with Emre Can starting as the deepest midfielder and Daniel Sturridge is among those in reserve with Oxlade-Chamberlain joining the attack.Maribor, meanwhile, are looking to keep their Champions League hopes alive after suffering a 7-0 reverse last time round in Slovenia to the Reds. Captain Marcos Tavares drops to the bench, with Jasmin Mesanovic entering a defence-minded starting XI at Anfield.Liverpool starting XI: Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Klavan, Moreno, Can, Milner, Wijnaldum, Chamberlain, Salah, Firmino.Liverpool subs: Mignolet, Gomez, Robertson, Henderson, Grujic, Solanke, Sturridge.Maribor: Handanovic; Milec, Rajcevic, Suler, Viler, Billong; Kabha, Pihler, Hotic, Bohar; Mesanovic.Maribor subs: Obradovic, Vrhovec, Ahmedi, Vrsic, Bajde, Tavares, Palcic. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img

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