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Liverpool Name Premier League Squad, Find Room for Europa Snubs Enrique and Teixeira

Liverpool's 2015/16 squad has been registered with the Premier League, and those who might have been put out from not being included in European competition will be pleased to find themselves on the list.

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Hot on the heels of confirming their Europa League squad, Liverpool has released their Premier League squad for the 2015-2016 season. With fewer restrictions placed on Premier League squads as compared to Europa League, noted exclusions from the continental squad — Jose Enrique and Joao Carlos Teixeira — have found their way back into consideration for Brendan Rodgers' matchday selection on weekends.

Like in Europa League, Liverpool can name a squad of up to 25 players plus unlimited U21 players. Though there is no club-trained requirement in the league, no more than 17 of the 25 slots can go to non-home grown players. Proposed changes to the home grown player rules haven't yet come into effect, and so the Premier League still defines home grown player as:

"… a player who, irrespective of his nationality or age, has been registered with any club affiliated to The Football Association or the Football Association of Wales for a period, continuous or not, of three entire seasons or 36 months before his 21st birthday (or the end of the season during which he turns 21)."

Liverpool have still only named 21 players out of a potential 25, but the unlimited nature of the U21 squad spots means that players like Emre Can, Joe Gomez, and Divock Origi who took up a slot in Europa League now drop into the unlimited category, freeing up space for Enrique and Teixera.

Liverpool's full list, as reported by the Daily Mirror who delightfully include middle names when they've been officially used on the Premier League register.

Squad List

  1. Joseph Michael Allen
  2. Roberto Firmino Barbosa de Oliveira
  3. Christian Benteke
  4. Adam Bogdan
  5. Nathaniel Clyne
  6. Philippe Coutinho Correia
  7. Jonathan Flanagan
  8. Jordan Henderson
  9. Daniel Ings
  10. Adam Lallana
  11. Dejan Lovren
  12. Simon Mignolet
  13. James Milner
  14. Alberto Moreno Perez
  15. Lucas Pezzini Leiva
  16. Mamadou Sakho
  17. Jose Enrique Sanchez Diaz
  18. Martin Skrtel
  19. Daniel Sturridge
  20. Joao Carlos Teixeira
  21. Kolo Toure

U21 Players

  • Cameron Brannagan
  • Emre Can
  • Pedro Chirivella Burgos
  • Joseph David Gomez
  • Jordon Femi Ashley Ibe
  • Divock Okoth Origi
  • Jordan Rossiter

The U21 includes significantly more names beyond the ones above, owing to the number of players in Liverpool's youth system. Players on loan are also named to the squad, including loanees like Lazar Markovic.

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