Official Liverpool against. Atalanta starting lineup: six changes, with Elliott and Jones starting


Despite rotating his team for the Europa League quarterfinal visit from Atalanta, Jurgen Klopp still has a potent starting lineup at Anfield.

The Reds, who host the first leg of the Europa League quarterfinals, can go into their second-leg journey to Bergamo with a significant advantage.

Klopp praised the “perfect timing” of key players returning at his pre-match press conference, which might provide a significant boost in the coming weeks.

Despite Alisson’s return to full training, Caoimhin Kelleher begins again; the Brazilian will probably be handled carefully.

The back four are Joe Gomez, Ibrahima Konate, Virgil van Dijk, and Kostas Tsimikas.

Wataru Endo, Curtis Jones, and Alexis Mac Allister all start in midfield; Jones is starting for the first time since February 17.

Attacking strategy also changes as Harvey Elliott, who joins Darwin Nunez and Cody Gakpo, is rewarded with a start.

This implies that Klopp has a deep bench at his disposal should the need arise, having made six changes from the starting lineup against Manchester United.

Liverpool: Kelleher; Endo, Mac Allister, Jones; Elliott, Gakpo, Nunez; Gomez, Konate, Van Dijk, Tsimikas

Adrian, Robertson, Bradley, Gravenberch, Alexander-Arnold, Quansah, Szoboszlai, Bajcetic, Diaz, Salah, Jota are the replacements.

Atlanta: Ederson, Koopmeiners, De Ketelaere, Scamacca, Musso, Zappacosta, Hien, Gjimshiti, De Roon, Ruggeri, Pasalic, Ederson

Replacements: Adopo, Toure, Lookman, Bakker, Carnesecchi, Rossi, Toloi, Holm, Bakker, Hateboer, Bonfanti, and Miranchuk


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