Liverpool leave £32m man OUT of Euro squad

first_img1 Christian Benteke Christian Benteke has been left out of Liverpool’s squad for their Europa League opener in Bordeaux on Thursday.The £32.5million summer signing is one of a host of senior stars left on Merseyside by Brendan Rodgers as he opts to give some of his fringe men a chance.James Milner, Nathaniel Clyne, Martin Skrtel, Dejan Lovren and Lucas Leiva are the others rested along with Benteke.With regular central defensive duo Skrtel and Lovren absent, Rodgers is set to hand Mamadou Sakho his first appearance of the season alongside Kolo Toure.Alberto Moreno, who has been kept out by Joe Gomez at left-back so far this season, is also expected to come into the side.Divock Origi is set to replace Benteke in the Liverpool attack, while midfielder Adam Lallana has returned to fitness and is also in contention.Captain Jordan Henderson will again be missing, however, having travelled to the US for treatment on an ongoing heel injury.last_img read more