With the transfer registration window closed for Premier League clubs and the start of the group stage of the Champions League drawing near, Liverpool’s squad list for the 2020-21 edition of Europe’s premier competition has been revealed today and for the most part it reads as expected.
Perhaps the only real surprise is that Harry Wilson has been left off the list despite there being room for one more club-trained player, suggesting he could be on the verge of a move—likely on loan—to a Championship side or to a club in Russia or Portugal where the transfer window remains open.
For European competition, squads are capped at 25 senior players. A maximum of 17 are allowed to be foreign-trained. To carry four more players (up to a maximum squad of 21) those players must be domestically-trained. To reach the maximum squad size the final four must be club-trained.
Liverpool will this year carry the maximum 17 foreign-trained players along with four domestically-trained players and three club-trained players (Joe Gomez, Trent Alexander-Arnold, and Caoimhin Kelleher), players who spent at least three years on the club’s books before the age of 21.
Players under the age of 21 who have spent two years at the club do not need to be registered to play, which means Curtis Jones and other youth players are not included. Harvey Elliott, having been at the club for a year, must be registered—but next season he will not need to be.
Liverpool 2020-21 Champions League Squad
Alisson Becker, Adrian, Caoimhin Kelleher*
Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez*, Kostas Tsimikas, Andy Robertson, Joel Matip, Trent Alexander-Arnold*
Fabinho, Gini Wijnaldum, Thiago Alcantara, James Milner, Naby Keita, Jordan Henderson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Xherdan Shaqiri
Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Takumi Minamino, Diogo Jota, Divock Origi, Harvey Elliott