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How Liverpool could line up against Bayern Munich

Ahead of Wednesday's Champions League last-16 second leg between Bayern Munich and Liverpool, strong>Sports Mole looks at how the Reds may line up.

Liverpool head to German champions Bayern Munich on Wednesday evening with their Champions League last-16 tie on a knife-edge following a goalless first leg.

The Reds wasted a few good opportunities in the reverse fixture at Anfield three weeks ago, but one goal may well be enough for them at the Allianz Arena, meaning Bayern would have to score twice.

After fielding a makeshift backline in the opening 90 minutes, Jurgen Klopp's side will be nearer to full strength for this trip to Bavaria.

Here, Sports Mole looks at how Liverpool may line up for this huge European match.


Possible LIV XI vs. BAY

Out: Joe Gomez (ankle), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (ankle)
Doubtful: Trent Alexander-Arnold (muscle), James Milner (muscle)

> Click here for Liverpool's latest injury and suspension news ahead of this match

Liverpool will have star defender Virgil van Dijk back for this second leg, with the Dutchman missing the stalemate at Anfield because of suspension.

Dejan Lovren is also closing in on a return but, despite being named among the subs against Burnley at the weekend, Joel Matip is expected to get the nod alongside Van Dijk here.

Milner missed that 1-0 victory on Sunday with a muscle problem, which also forced Alexander-Arnold off the field before the end, though both are likely to be in contention to start this match.

Following a flat display in the first leg, changes are expected in central midfield, with Fabinho in line to return to a more advanced position after filling in at centre-back.

A good performance from Adam Lallana last time out will do his chances of starting this crucial match no harm, but he will likely be seen as more of a game-changing option from the bench.

Meanwhile, the front three of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino is almost certain to remain unchanged.

> Click here to see how Bayern Munich could line up for this fixture

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool31237170185276
2Manchester CityMan City30242479215874
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs30201957322561
4Arsenal30186663392460
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd30177658401858
6Chelsea30176750331757
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves30128103836244
8Watford30127114244-243
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham31126134146-542
10Leicester CityLeicester31125144043-341
11Everton31117134342140
12Bournemouth31115154356-1338
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle3198143140-935
14Crystal Palace3096153641-533
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2996143242-1033
16Southampton3079143450-1630
17Burnley3186173559-2430
18Cardiff CityCardiff3084182757-3028
19Fulham3145222970-4117
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield3135231857-3914

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