Thiago Alcantara starts as Liverpool make four changes for this evening’s clash with AFC Ajax at Anfield.

The midfielder is back in the XI for the first time since the opening day of 2022-23 after returning to full fitness.

Elsewhere, Joel Matip and Kostas Tsimikas begin in defence, while Diogo Jota is selected in attack.

Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Tsimikas, Fabinho, Thiago, Elliott, Diaz, Salah, Jota.

Subs: Adrian, Davies, Gomez, Milner, Firmino, Nunez, Carvalho, Arthur, Bajcetic, Phillips.