Van Dijk makes Champions League bow

first_imgLiverpool Liverpool team news: Van Dijk makes Champions League bow Melissa Reddy Liverpool FC Correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 02:31 2/15/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Virgil van Dijk Liverpool UEFA Champions League Porto v Liverpool Porto The Reds have made three changes for Wednesday night’s challenge at the Estadio do Dragao Virgil van Dijk will partner Dejan Lovren in the heart of defence on his Champions League debut for Liverpool at Porto in the last-16 tie.The centre-back has previously represented Celtic in the competition, and having joined the Anfield side from Southampton in January, is offered his first chance to line-up under Jurgen Klopp on the continent.Lovren switches in for Joel Matip alongside him in one of three changes to the starting XI. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The suspended Emre Can is replaced by captain Jordan Henderson at the base of midfield, while James Milner comes in for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.Joe Gomez returns from a knee issue and is on the bench.Liverpool starting XI: Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Milner, Wijnaldum, Salah, Mane, FirminoLiverpool subs: Mignolet, Matip, Moreno, Gomez, Lallana, Oxlade-Chamberlain, IngsGFX Porto LiverpoolPorto XI: Jose Sa; Ricardo, Reyes, Marcano, Alex Telles, Herrera, Sergio Oliveira, Otavio, Brahimi, Marega e Soares.Porto subs: Casillas, Maxi Pereira, Osorio, Oliver, Corona, Waris e Goncalo Paciencia Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img

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