Liverpool Squad for Champions League Announced, One Notable Inclusion Confirmed

The Liverpool squad for Champions League has been announced ahead of their clash against Athletico Madrid. The squad has one notable inclusion in the form of Takumi Minamino who was purchased by the club in the January transfer window for £7.25million. Minamino has replaced Sepp van den Berg, who was included for the group stage earlier in the season. Meanwhile, Minamino played against Liverpool for his earlier club Red Bull Salzburg during the group stage. However, as per the new UEFA rules, a player who appeared in the group stage earlier is allowed to feature for another club during the latter part of the tournament. 

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Meanwhile, clubs are allowed to register up to three new ‘A’ list players and a maximum of 25 players with up to two goalkeepers. There should also be eight places reserves for locally trained players. A ‘locally trained player’ can either be a club-trained player for three years between the ages of 15 and 21, or an association-trained player at another club in the same association for a similar period.

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Liverpool face Athletico Madrid in the first leg of the Round of 16 in Spain on February 18 and play again at Anfield in the second leg on March 11. The club recently won the FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar by beating Flamengo 1-0 in the final. 

Here is Liverpool’s Complete Squad for Champions League

Goalkeepers: Alisson Becker, Adrian, Andy Lonergan, Caoimhin Kelleher

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

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

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

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