MX23RW : Wednesday, September 26 01:40:12
Nov 1, 2017 at 7.45pm UK at ​Anfield
Liverpool
3-0
Maribor
Salah (49'), Can (64'), Sturridge (90')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Bohar (22'), Rajcevic (52')

Team News: Philippe Coutinho out for Liverpool

Team News: Coutinho out for Liverpool
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Philippe Coutinho misses out on Liverpool's Champions League encounter with Maribor.

Philippe Coutinho has missed out on Liverpool's Champions League encounter with Maribor at Anfield tonight.

The attacker had been a doubt going into the match, having missed the 3-0 victory over Huddersfield Town at the weekend with a hip injury, and will play no part tonight as the Reds look to extend their advantage at the top of Group E.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is also handed a start for the encounter, slotting in alongside Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino up front as Daniel Sturridge drops to the bench.

Jurgen Klopp makes three other changes following the win over the Terriers, with Emre Can handed a start alongside James Milner and Georginio Wijnaldum at the expense of Jordan Henderson.

Dejan Lovren continues to miss out with a groin problem, meaning that Ragnar Klavan keeps his place alongside Joel Matip in the heart of the defence, while Trent Alexander-Arnold gets the nod ahead of Joe Gomez at right-back.

Alberto Moreno has shaken off cramp problems to start at left-back, while Loris Karius is in for Simon Mignolet between the posts.

As for the visitors, Darko Milanic makes just the one change from the side that secured a 1-0 victory over Domzale in the Slovenian PrvaLiga on Saturday as he looks to secure an unlikely revenge for their 7-0 loss in the reverse fixture last month.

Midfielder Dare Vrsic is the man to drop out, with Jean-Claude Billong coming into the lineup at right-back alongside Aleksander Rajcevic, Marko Suler and Martin Milec. Jasmin Handanovic stays put in goal.

Mitja Viler and Aleks Pihler form a holding partnership in front of the back four, while Damjan Bohar, Marwan Kabha and Dino Hotic provide support for lone striker Jasmin Mesanovic.

Liverpool: Karius; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Klavan, Moreno; Can, Milner, Wijnaldum; Salah, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Firmino
Subs: Mignolet, Gomez, Robertson, Henderson, Grujic, Solanke, Sturridge

Maribor: Handanovic; Billong, Rajcevic, Suler, Milec; Pihler, Viler; Bohar, Kabha, Hotic; Mesanovic
Subs: Vrhovec, Ahmedi, Tavares, Vrsic, Bajde, Palcic, Obradovic

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