Onyeka starts for Midtjylland as Liverpool bench Salah and Mane

Frank Onyeka
The dangerous forwards have been left out of the Reds’ starting XI as they take on the Wolves in Tuesday’s clash at Anfield

Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane will not start for Liverpool when they take on Midtjylland in Tuesday’s Champions League encounter.

The duo as well as Roberto Firmino who have been inspirational for the reigning Premier League champions will be hoping to make their impact as substitutes against the Danish Superliga outfit.

In place of the trio, manager Jurgen Klopp has Xherdan Shaqiri, Takumi Minamino and Divock Origi with rare starts.

Other change sees James Milner replace Georginio Wijnaldum as Diogo Jota retains his place in the starting XI after scoring the winner against Sheffield United on Saturday.

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Missing out of the English side’s squad against Brian Priske’s men are Guinea international Naby Keita and ex-Cameroon star Joel Matip owing to contrasting fitness issues.

For Midtjylland, Frank Onyeka is among the starters with goalscoring responsibility resting on the shoulders of Guinean star Sory Kaba.

Liverpool got their 2020-21 campaign to a winning start after defeating Ajax 1-0 at the Amsterdam Arena, while Midtjylland suffered a 4-0 obliteration to Serie A outfit Atalanta.