Starting XI: Liverpool vs Hoffenheim
UEFA Champions League Play-Off Starting XI: Liverpool vs Hoffenheim
Premier League side Liverpool will host Hoffenheim at Anfield on Wednesday evening, in the second leg of their play-off for a spot in the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League – here is how the teams will line up!
UEFA Champions League Play-Off
Teams: Liverpool vs Hoffenheim
Date: 23 August 2017
Venue: Anfield, Liverpool
The home side go into the fixture 2-1 ahead on aggregate, thanks to first-leg goals from youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold and African star Sadio Mane.
The return fixture sees Jurgen Klopp having similar options available to him, while the only player missing for Hoffenheim is Kevin Akpoguma.
The 2014/15 season was the last time Liverpool played Champions League football, but fans will hope Klopp's experience in the tournament will help them qualify for the group stages.
Hoffenheim, managed by Julian Nagelsmann, go into the tie on the back of a 1-0 win over Werder Bremen, with Liverpool carrying similar form.
The Reds beat Crystal Palace 1-0 in the Premier League on Saturday, with several changes being made to the team that beat Hoffenheim in the first leg last week Tuesday.
Here is how the two teams will line-up:
Liverpool: Mignolet; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Lovren, Moreno; Henderson, Can, Wijnaldum; Mane, Salah, Firmino.
Hoffenheim: Baumann; Kaderábek, Nordveit, Hübner, Geiger; Vogt; Gnabry, Demirbay, Zuber; Kramaric, Wagner.
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