Predicted Reds line-up for Champions League opener

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Roberto Firmino could recover from a horrific-looking eye injury in time to face the French champions

Roberto Firmino is facing a late fitness test ahead of Liverpool’s Champions League opener against PSG on Tuesday night.

The Brazilian striker was involved in a freak incident with Jan Vertonghen during the 2-1 win over Tottenham on Saturday.

The Reds will be desperate for Firmino to feature

Vertonghen’s finger went directly into Firmino’s eye socket, forcing him to be substituted and taken to hospital, although the injury is not as bad as first feared.

Speaking at Monday’s pre-match press conference, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said: “He couldn’t play today, no chance, but we are hoping tomorrow.

“It is good news, it will be close. It was a big relief for all of us.”

Daniel Sturridge and Xherdan Shaqiri will be pushing for a start should Firmino miss out.

Will Henderson play?

Will Henderson play?

Reds skipper Jordan Henderson was dropped to the bench at Wembley as Klopp admits he is still getting up to speed after missing a large chunk of pre-season.

Liverpool have been been drawn into a seriously challenging group for the 2018/19 Champions League campaign.

Napoli and Red Star Belgrade also await last season’s runners-up in Group C, however the Reds will fear nobody after winning all of their opening five Premier League games.

This is how talkSPORT.com expects them to line up against Neymar and co:

Liverpool XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Keita, Henderson, Milner; Salah, Firmino, Mane


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