Liverpool have added 11 players to their Europa League squad ahead of their opening group fixture away at LASK Linz.
The Reds named a 23-man squad at the start of the month for the first half of this season’s tournament, with Jurgen Klopp naming a travelling party of the same size for Liverpool’s trip to Austria.
But while their senior squad was required to be submitted at the start of the month, the Reds’ didn’t have to confirm their selection of List B players until 24:00 CET the day before a match.
To be eligible for a place on List B, UEFA rules state that a player must be, “born on, or after, 1 January 2002 and has been eligible to play for the club concerned for any uninterrupted period of two years since his 15th birthday by the time he is registered with UEFA – or for a total of three consecutive years with a maximum of one loan period to a club from the same association for a period not longer than one year.”
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Such a rule is why both Ryan Gravenberch and Ben Doak had to be named in Liverpool’s senior 23-man Europa League squad despite being born after 1 January 2002.
Harvey Elliott, Stefan Bajcetic, and Jarell Quansah were already known to have been named on List B after the trio were named in the Reds’ travelling squad for the trip to LASK Linz. And now Liverpool’s full quota of Under-21s players who are eligible to play in this year’s Europa League group stages has been confirmed.
Conor Bradley and Kaide Gordon are the standout names, with Melkamu Frauendorf also boasting previous first team experience. Luke Chambers is also included, along with CalumRead on liverpoolecho.co.uk