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Roberto Firmino ready for Champions League final, says Jürgen Klopp


Alisson Goalkeeper 

Season apps 50 

The great-grandson of an amateur goalkeeper in his hometown, the Brazil No 1 replaced his brother, Muriel, at Internacional.

Trent Alexander-Arnold Right-back 

Season apps 40 Goals 1

When Liverpool last won the Champions League in 2005, he had just signed for the club as a six-year-old.  

Andy Robertson Left-back 

Apps 51 Goals 0

Released by Celtic aged 15, he worked at M&S in Glasgow while playing as an amateur for Queen’s Park. Has never lost a Liverpool game at Anfield.

 Virgil van Dijk Centre-back

Apps 53 Goals 6

World’s most expensive defender at £75m. Worked as a dishwasher at the Oncle Jean restaurant in Breda when he was 16.

 Joël Matip Centre-back 

Apps 30 Goals 1

Born in Bochum, he represented his father’s country, Cameroon, before retiring from international duty in 2015. 

Dejan Lovren Centre-back 

Apps 18 Goals 1

Said he should be recognised as “one of the best defenders in the world” after helping Croatia to the World Cup final. His family escaped to Germany during the Bosnian war.  

Joe Gomez Centre-back
Apps 24 Goals 0

The versatile defender joined Liverpool from Charlton, where he made his first-team debut aged 17. Has represented England at every level.  

Georginio Wijnaldum Midfielder
Apps 46 Goals 5

His double against Barcelona sent Liverpool to the final. Started his career at Sparta Rotterdam, where his younger brother, Giliano, plays. 

Fabinho Midfielder 

Apps 40 Goals 1

Before joining Monaco, the Brazilian had a spell on loan at Real Madrid from Rio Ave in 2013, making one appearance. 

Jordan Henderson Midfielder

Apps 45 Goals 1

Given his England debut by Fabio Capello. The only English player to miss in the World Cup shootout against Colombia. 

James Milner Midfielder
Apps 44 Goals 7

Last season, his nine assists broke the record for a single Champions League campaign. He is England’s most-capped under-21 international.

Mohamed Salah Forward
Apps 51 Goals 26

Was excused military service in Egypt to focus on football. The fastest Liverpool player to score 50 Premier League goals, taking 69 matches. 

Roberto Firmino Forward
Apps 47 Goals 16

He used to help his father in the family business selling water bottles. Was the Bundesliga’s 2013-14 breakthrough player of the year.

Sadio Mané Forward 

Apps 49 Goals 26

Scored the fastest Premier League hat-trick for Southampton against Aston Villa in 2015 in two minutes and 56 seconds.  

Divock Origi Forward
Apps 20 Goals 6

His father played 120 times for Kenya. His double against Barcelona was the first time he’d scored in the Champions League.

Xherdan Shaqiri Forward
Apps 30 Goals 6

The only player in the Liverpool squad to have won the Champions League.

Harry Vavasour



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