Clyne fears grow as defender and Ings miss Liverpool’s UCL squad

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Liverpool have left Nathaniel Clyne and Danny Ings out of their Champions League squad.

Full-back Clyne has yet to play for the Reds this season, having succumbed to a back injury during pre-season, with both Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold proving worthy deputies.

And with Jurgen Klopp admitting he cannot put a timescale on the defender’s return, Liverpool have left him out of their squad list submitted to UEFA for the Champions League group stages.

Lazar Markovic and Ings are also notable absentees, but Philippe Coutinho, as reported earlier, has been included.

New signings Mohamed Salah, Andy Robertson, Dominic Solanke and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are also named, while Adam Lallana – who has missed the start of the season with a thigh injury – also makes the grade.

Liverpool’s squad – which is made up of 25 ‘List A’ players, eight of which must be ‘locally trained’, and an unlimited number of players born after January 1, 1996 – can now not be changed until the round of 16.

The Reds face Sevilla, Maribor and Spartak Moscow in the competition, which starts next week.

Liverpool’s Champions League squad:

Loris Karius, Simon Mignolet, Danny Ward, Dejan Lovren, Joe Gomez, Ragnar Klavan, Alberto Moreno, Andy Robertson, Joel Matip, Jon Flanagan, Conor Masterson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Gini Wijnaldum, James Milner, Philippe Coutinho, Jordan Henderson, Marko Grujic, Adam Lallana, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Emre Can, Cameron Brannagan, Ovie Ejaria, Sheyi Ojo, Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah, Daniel Sturridge, Sadio Mane, Dominic Solanke, Ryan Kent, Rhian Brewster, Ben Woodburn, Harry Wilson