Champions League: Bayern drop big names for Liverpool showdown

Bayern Munich have been forced to name a youthful-looking 21-man travelling squad for their Champions League trip to Liverpool.

Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich

With Thomas Muller suspended and Arjen Robben and Corentin Tolisso already ruled out through injury, the Bavarians have been boosted by the inclusion of winger  Kingsley Coman who had been a doubt  for their clash with the  Reds  after limping off in Friday’s victory over Augsburg.

However, they will have to do without the services of former Manchester City centre-back Jerome Boateng who misses out with stomach flu.

The German’s absence means Mats Hummels and Niklas Sule are likely to start at centre-back  tonight.

Franck Ribery has also been left out of Niko Kovac’s squad for Bayern’s trip to Anfield after the Frenchman became a father on Sunday night, though he is expected to join up with his team-mates on Merseyside later tonight.

Teenagers Lars Lukas Mai, Alphonso Davies, Meritan Shabani and Jeong Woo-yeong and Christian Fruchtl are also included alongside 21-year-old Maxime Awoudja.

Forward Davies has made three late substitute appearances since joining the club from Vancouver Whitecaps last month, while Shabani and Woo-yeong have made two and one appearances respectively so far this season, but Awoudja, Mai and Fruchtl are yet to feature.