Basel vs. Liverpool confirmed starting XIs

Fresh from an opening win against Ludogrets Razgrad, Liverpool tonight travel to Switzerland to take on FC Basel. The 2-1 victory against the Bulgarian minnows was far from convincing, but the Reds will enter this tie high on confidence following the 5-1 drubbing their opponents were handed in their encounter with Real Madrid.

Liverpool are without Daniel Sturridge for the game as he is yet to recover from his troublesome hamstring injury, while Mamadou Sakho has not travelled following his falling out with Brendan Rodgers over the weekend. Meanwhile Lazar Markovic is available after serving his European suspension.

Basel will be without Marcelo Diaz, who is out for two more games due to picking up a red card in Europa League action last season.

Here are the XIs