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Liverpool's Naby Keita misses Bayern Munich trip

Keita misses Bayern Munich trip

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Liverpool will be without midfielder Naby Keita for Wednesday's Champions League deciding returning leg away to Bayern Munich with the score at 0-0.

Naby Keita will miss Liverpool's Champions League trip to Bayern Munich. The midfielder is a surprise absentee from a 21-man travelling squad named by Jürgen Klopp for Wednesday's second leg. The Guinea international has featured in four Champions League matches this season but is out due to an unspecified minor injury.

Defensive boost for Liverpool

Vice-captain James Milner is in the squad after missing Sunday's Premier League win at home to Burnley with a muscle problem. Trent Alexander-Arnold has been passed fit to travel after the right-back was substituted towards the end of the 4-2 Burnley victory. And Dejan Lovren could make his first appearance in over two months after the defender was also included in the Liverpool squad to face Bayern.

"It looks good," Klopp told Liverpool's club website of Alexander-Arnold. "He had a bit of a problem obviously but it should not be a major concern. We cannot judge the situation now, we have to wait this full day, tomorrow possibly the full day – we have two days and then we have a little, little session on Wednesday morning. If we know then, it's good and then we'll choose the team and play."

Stalemate at Anfield

Bayern host Liverpool with the sides having played out a 0-0 draw in the opening leg of the last-16 tie last month. Niko Kovac confirmed at his pre-match news conference David Alaba and Kingsley Coman are fit, although Joshua Kimmich and Thomas Müller are suspended.

Liverpool squad

Alisson, Mignolet, Kelleher; Alexander-Arnold, Milner, Van Dijk, Lovren, Matip, Phillips, Robertson, Moreno, Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Henderson, Lallana, Shaqiri, Firmino, Mané, Salah, Sturridge, Origi.