Liverpool XI vs Real Madrid: Confirmed starting lineup and team news for Champions League Final

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Liverpool duo Thiago and Fabinho have both been passed fit for the Champions League Final against Real Madrid.In a huge boost for manager Jurgen Klopp, the two midfielders have shaken off their respective hamstring and Achilles injuries to start in Paris.Elsewhere, influential centre-back Virgil van Dijk slots back into the starting line-up after missing the win over Wolves last weekend. He is partnered by Ibrahim Konate at the back, flanked by full-backs Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson.

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In midfield, captain Jorgan Henderson joins Thiago and Fabinho in a three.

Up front, Mohamed Salah returns to the line-up and is joined by Sadio Mane and Luis Diaz in attack as Klopp picks his first-choice forward line.

Liverpool starting XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Konate, van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Thaigo, Henderson, Diaz, Mane, Salah

Subs: Kelleher, Milner, Keita, Firmino, Gomez, Oxlade-Chamberlain, JOnes, Minamino, Jota, Tsimikas, Matip, Elliott

Real Madrid Starting XI: Courtois, Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Mendy, Casemiro, Modric, Kroos, Valverde, Vinicius, Benzema

Subs: Lunin, Nacho, Hazard, Asensio, Marcelo, Lucas, Bale, Ceballos, Rodrygo, Isco, Mariano, Camavinga

Injured: Origi (muscle)

Venue: Stade de France

Time and date: 8pm BST, Saturday May 28, 2022

TV channel and live stream: BT Sport

Referee: Clement Turpin (FRA)

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