Liverpool vs Chelsea TEAMS: Sadio Mane named in Reds XI but Roberto Firmino drops to bench, N’Golo Kante starts for Blues

Liverpool and Chelsea have both named strong teams as they battle it out in Istanbul to lift the Super Cup.

The Premier League rivals meet at Besiktas Park in what will be the first all-English clash in the competition’s history.

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Liverpool take on Chelsea for the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday – live on talkSPORT
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There are a few surprises in the starting XIs, however.

Adrian makes his full Liverpool debut and Sadio Mane returns to the starting line-up in the UEFA Super Cup clash with Chelsea.

Alisson Becker’s calf injury led to recently acquired former West Ham goalkeeper Adrian being brought in with Jurgen Klopp making five changes to the win against Norwich.

Meanwhile, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is a new face in the side while the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino are on the bench.

N’Golo Kante has overcome a knee injury to start for Chelsea, while Olivier Giroud leads the line.

Christian Pulisic will make his first Chelsea start after coming off the bench in the defeat against Manchester United.

Mason Mount, Ross Barkley and Tammy Abraham drop out.

Liverpool: Adrian, Gomez, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Henderson, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mane, Salah

Substitutes: Lonergan, Kelleher, Wijnaldum, Firmino, Lallana, Shaqiri, Brewster, Origi, Elliott, Hoever, Alexander-Arnold

Chelsea: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Zouma, Emerson, Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic, Pedro, Giroud, Pulisic

Substitutes: Rudiger, Alonso, Barkley, Abraham, Willian, Caballero, Kenedy, Mount, Zappacosta, Batshuayi, Tomori, Gilmour

The UEFA Super Cup clash between Liverpool and Chelsea is live on talkSPORT, kick-off 8pm

 

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