Liverpool may bench five players against Atalanta in bid for comeback.

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are in Italy tonight with a 24-man squad, looking to pull off an impossible comeback against Atalanta. The Premier League title hopefuls must overturn a 3-0 deficit from the first leg, a feat that no Europa League team has achieved in an away second leg.

Liverpool’s recent performances have left them on the brink of elimination, and Klopp is guaranteed to make changes to the lineup. Conor Bradley’s absence due to injury will see Trent Alexander-Arnold starting at right-back, and there could be four more tweaks to the team, including changes in central defense and midfield.

Atalanta’s defensive vulnerabilities to long-range shots could see players like Dominik Szoboszlai and Cody Gakpo coming into the starting lineup for Liverpool. Striker Darwin Nunez may be benched in favor of a different attacking approach, while Diogo Jota could be utilized as a second-half option.

Klopp is considering deploying Alexis Mac Allister as the No. 6, allowing for the energy of Szoboszlai and Harvey Elliott in the midfield roles.

The squad also includes wildcard options from the reserves, providing alternatives if senior players struggle against Atalanta. Liverpool’s main objectives for the match will be to secure a clean sheet and to improve their efficiency in front of goal.

The possible starting XI and the full traveling squad for Liverpool are provided for reference.

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