Expected Liverpool starting XI v FC Basel in critical Champions League tie

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These are the players likely to be named in Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool starting XI v FC Basel this evening, with the Reds well aware a win will ensure qualification to the UEFA Champions League last 16.

Simon Mignolet

Rodgers has shown plenty of faith in Simon Mignolet despite some high profile errors, and he is a near certainty to start this evening.

Glen Johnson

Glen Johnson has tended to be the first full back on the team sheet recently – whether playing on the right or left side of the defence. Given we need to win tonight, Johnson over Manquillo at right back makes sense.

Alberto Moreno

Alberto Moreno has been in and out of the side recently, but like Johnson, his attacking prowess should see him granted a starting role.

Martin Skrtel

Martin Skrtel has been the most constant presence in the Liverpool defence this season, and will surely retain his place.

Kolo Toure

Kolo Toure was restored to the Liverpool starting XI for the away tie against Real Madrid, and Rodgers will hope his experience ensures an intelligent performance.

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