FC Ludogorets (4-5-1): Stoyanov, Caicara, Terziev, Moti, Minev, Aleksandrov, Anicet, Dyakov, Espinho, Abalo, Marcelinho
FC Ludogorets will entertain Liverpool at the Vasil Levski National Stadium, with both teams still with the chance to progress from Group B tied on three points each. The Bulgarian side have only lost one game in their last 14 home matches, which indicates there will be an extremely hostile atmosphere for the visitors. Their only injury concern is forward Roman Bezjak, but will have Yordan Minev returning after serving a suspension and he will take the left-back slot.
Liverpool (4-3-3): Mignolet, Moreno, Skrtel, Toure, Manquillo, Henderson, Leiva, Gerrard, Lallana, Sterling, Lambert
Liverpool have only managed to win one game out of their first four UEFA Champions League fixtures, which happens to be against FC Ludogorets in gameweek one. The Reds are on a wretched run of form which has seen them on a four-game losing streak, and will need a positive result if they want any chance of qualifying for the knock-out stages. Brendan Rodgers unfortunately does not have a fully fit squad to call upon as Mario Balotelli and Daniel Sturridge are sidelined with injuries, meaning Rickie Lambert will lead the attack. Jordan Henderson returns after recovering from an illness which saw him sit out against Crystal Palace.
Ludogorets vs Liverpool, this is a do-or-die match for Brendan Rodgers #LFC
— The Kop LFC (@mawallysto) November 26, 2014
— Gaz_FM (@Gaz_FM) November 26, 2014
Mario Balotelli’s first goal for Liverpool, which was against Ludogorets in the first game of the group stages. How they need someone else to step up with the inconsistent Italian sidelined with an injury.