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Team News: Mohamed Salah starts, Sadio Mane absent from Liverpool squad

Team News: Salah starts, Mane absent from Liverpool squad
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Mohamed Salah starts for Liverpool against Stoke City in Saturday's Premier League clash, but Sadio Mane does not feature in Jurgen Klopp's 18-man squad.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has handed a start to Mohamed Salah for Saturday's Premier League fixture with Stoke City, but Sadio Mane is absent from the 18-man squad.

Klopp had the option of resting many of his star men ahead of Wednesday's Champions League fixture with Roma but Salah - as well as Virgil van Dijk, Jordan Henderson and Roberto Firmino - all start against the Potters.

However, Mane misses out with 'a minor injury', with Klopp opting to hand another start to Danny Ings.

Joe Gomez and Ragnar Klavan have also been restored to the first XI, with Liverpool likely to line up with a back three against the relegation-threatened visitors.

Stoke manager Paul Lambert has made just the one alteration to the team which began the 1-1 draw with Burnley as Kurt Zouma comes in for the injured Glen Johnson.

Peter Crouch lines up against his former club, with Xherdan Shaqiri and Mame Biram Diouf being used in support.

Liverpool: Karius; Gomez, Van Dijk, Klavan; Alexander-Arnold, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Moreno; Salah, Firmino, Ings
Subs: Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Robertson, Milner, Woodburn, Solanke

Stoke City: Butland; Zouma, Shawcross, Martins Indi, Pieters; Bauer, Allen, N'Diaye, Shaqiri, Diouf; Crouch
Subs: Haugaard, Ireland, Adam, Cameron, Fletcher, Ramadan, Campbell

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Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the second during the Champions League semi-final game between Liverpool and Roma on April 24, 2018
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City1210203653132
2Liverpool129302351830
3Chelsea128402781928
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs1290320101027
5Arsenal1273226151124
6Bournemouth126242116520
7Watford126241714320
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd126242021-120
9Everton125431915419
10Leicester CityLeicester125251716117
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves124441213-116
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton124261318-514
13West Ham UnitedWest Ham123361418-412
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle12237915-69
15Burnley122371225-139
16Crystal Palace12228817-98
17Southampton12156821-138
18Cardiff CityCardiff122281125-148
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield12147622-167
20Fulham121291131-205

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