Liverpool confirmed starting line-up: five changes as big Luis Diaz call made vs Villarreal

Liverpool look to reach the Champions League final tonight.

Jurgen Klopp has named his Liverpool starting line-up for tonight’s Champions League second leg against Villarreal at the Estadio de la Cerámica.

The Reds boss fields a strong side despite holding a 2-0 advantage on aggregate following last week’s win at Amfield.

Klopp makes five changes from the 1-0 defeat of Newcastle United in the Premier League on Saturday.

Unsurprisingly, Mo Salah, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Thiago Alcantara and Fabinho come back into the starting line-up.

They replace Luis Diaz, Joe Gomez, James Milner and Jordan Henderson respectively.

Meanwhile, Ibrahima Konate again gets the nod in central defence in the competition over Joel Matip.

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Virgil van Dijk captains the away side due to the absence of Henderson.

Liverpool have one foot in the door of a third Champions League final appearance in five seasons.

Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Keita, Thiago, Salah, Mane, Jota.

Subs: Kelleher, Milner, Gomez, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jones, Minamino, Tsimikas, Diaz, Origi, Matip, Elliott.