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Liverpool Confirm Squad For UCL Knockout Stages, Make One Change

With the UEFA Champions League returning to our screens later this month, reigning European champions Liverpool have confirmed their squad for the knockout stages of the competition, making one change.

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Ahead of their round of 16 Champions League clash against Atletico Madrid, the Reds have confirmed their squad for the knockout stages of the competition and made one change to the selection that took part in the group stage.

New signing Takumi Minamino, who arrived from Red Bull Salzburg for £7.25 million (R138 million) last month, has replaced young Dutch defender Sepp van den Berg in Liverpool's squad for the next round of fixtures. 

Minamino had come up against Jurgen Klopp's side in the group stage of the competition, but UEFA's rule changes now allow a player to be registered for two clubs during a single European campaign. 

Each team is allowed to submit an A-List and a B-List for the next round, the latter of which, according to UEFA, allows for the inclusion of an unlimited number of players born on, or after, 1 January 1998 and has been eligible to play for the club concerned for any uninterrupted period of two years since his 15th birthday.

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Here is Liverpool's full squad for the next round of Champions League fixtures:

Goalkeepers: Alisson Becker, Adrian, Andy Lonergan, Caoimhin Kelleher (B)

Defenders: Virgil van Dijk, Dejan Lovren, Joe Gomez, Andy Robertson, Joel Matip, Adam Lewis (B), Trent Alexander-Arnold (B), Neco Williams (B), Yasser Larouci (B)

Midfielders: Fabinho, Georginio Wijnaldum, James Milner, Naby Keita, Jordan Henderson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Adam Lallana, Xherdan Shaqiri, Curtis Jones (B), Harvey Elliott

Forwards: Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Takumi Minamino, Divock Origi

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Liverpool travel to Madrid on Tuesday, 18 February, for their clash against Atletico Madrid, before hosting their Spanish opponents at Anfield in the return leg on Wednesday, 11 March.

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