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Salah back in Liverpool line-up for Genk tie

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Liverpool’s Croatian defender Dejan Lovren (L) and Liverpool’s Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah attend a team training session at Melwood in Liverpool, north west England on October 22, 2019, on the eve of their UEFA Champions League Group E football match against Genk. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)

Mohamed Salah returns to the Liverpool line-up for Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Genk in Belgium after missing the weekend draw with Manchester United due to injury.

The Egyptian sat out the Premier League match at Old Trafford, which finished 1-1, because of an ankle problem.

He teams up with Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino in the Liverpool attack in Genk, but Jurgen Klopp’s side is missing key players elsewhere.

With Trent Alexander-Arnold ill, captain James Milner fills in at right-back, while Dejan Lovren plays alongside Virgil van Dijk in central defence as Joel Matip is sidelined.

There are also rare starts in midfield for Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Liverpool is currently on three points in Group E, one point behind leaders Napoli after two outings. Genk, the Belgian champions, are bottom of the section with just one point but held Napoli at home in their last European outing.


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