Thiago returns for Liverpool in opposition to Leipzig in Budapest

Liverpool’s Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara (L) vies with Leicester Metropolis’s English midfielder Marc Albrighton one day of the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester Metropolis and Liverpool at King Energy Stadium in Leicester, central England on February 13, 2021. (Picture by Paul ELLIS / POOL / AFP)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp recalled Thiago Alcantara for Tuesday’s Champions League finest-16 first leg in opposition to RB Leipzig in Budapest.

Thiago changed James Milner in an otherwise unchanged starting up aspect from the crew for the three-1 loss at Leicester on the weekend which left Liverpool 13 facets within the support of leaders Manchester Metropolis within the Premier League.

Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann started with Spain’s Dani Olmo, with playmaker Emil Forsberg sidelined by a knee hurt.

France defender Dayot Upamecano started at centre-support after it used to be confirmed on the weekend that he’s going to be part of Bayern Munich subsequent season.

The first-leg tie used to be moved from Leipzig to Budapest due to Germany’s strict Covid-19 commute restrictions, with the return leg at Anfield scheduled for March 10.

Initiating line-ups (2000 GMT kick-off)

RB Leipzig (3-4-2-1)

Peter Gulacsi; Lukas Klostermann, Dayot Upamecano, Nordi Mukiele; Marcel Sabitzer (c), Kevin Kampl, Tyler Adams, Angelino; Amadou Haidara, Dani Olmo; Christopher Nkunku

Coach: Julian Nagelsmann (GER)

Liverpool (4-3-3)

Alisson Becker; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ozan Kabak, Jordan Henderson (c), Andy Robertson; Thiago Alcantara, Georginio Wijnaldum, Curtis Jones; Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane

Coach: Jurgen Klopp (GER)

Referee: Slavko Vincic (SVN)

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