ALL THE CLUBS IN EPL PARTICIPATING IN THE UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE HAVE SUBMITTED THEIR SQUADS AHEAD OF THE OPENING GROUP STAGE GAMES ON TUESDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER.
Interestingly Manchester City has only submitted two goalkeepers after Claudio Bravo suffered a long-term injury. Kenyan international Victor Wanyama is included, having recovered from a niggly knee injury that has kept him out since mid-July. Diogo Dalot has been included by Manchester United despite not featuring for the club since undergoing a knee surgery. Liverpool has included Divock Origi in the 25 man squad despite showing intentions of leaving the club in the concluded transfer window.
UEFA rules dictate two players must be goalkeepers, and at least eight places must go to locally trained players.
Locally trained players are either club-trained players who have been on Liverpool’s books for three years between the ages of 15 and 21, or association-trained players whose careers spanned the same period at another English club.
No more than four association-trained players can be included in the eight local nominees on List A. And if a club can only field seven locally trained players, their squad size is reduced to 24 (or six down to 23, five to 22 and so on).
Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris, Michel Vorm, Paulo Gazzaniga
Defenders: Kieran Trippier, Danny Rose, Jan Vertonghen, Davison Sanchez, Toby Alderweirald, Eric Dier, Serge Aurier, Ben Davis.
Midfielders: Heung-Min Son, Harry Winks, Erik Lamella, Victor Wanyama, Moussa Sissoko, Moussa Dembele, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Lucas Moura.
Forwards: Harry Kane, Fernando Llorente
Goalkeepers: David De Gea, Lee Grant, Sergio Romero
Defenders: Luke Shaw, Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Marcos Rojo, Diogo Dalot, Matteo Darmian, Antonio Valencia, Victor Lindelof.
Midfielders: Paul Pogba, Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard, Nemanja Matic, Fred, Andreas Pereira, Ashley Young, Ander Herrera, Marouane Fellaini, Scott McTominay.
Forwards: Alexis Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku, Anthony Martial.
NOTE: Marcus Rashford is not on the list but that is because he qualifies as a homegrown player and is young enough to not have to be included on the squad list to feature in the competition.
The rules for the list are quite simple: there is a 25-man ‘A-list’ of which two players must be goalkeepers. At least eight places must go to ‘locally trained players’. If a club can only field seven locally-trained players, their squad size is reduced to 24 (or six down to 23, five to 22 etc). Any players born on January 1997 or thereafter do not have to be included in the ‘A-list’.
Goalkeepers: Alisson Becker, Simon Mignolet.
Defenders: Nathaniel Clyne, Virgil Van Dijk, Dejan Lovern, Alberto Moreno, Andy Robertson, Joel Matip.
Midfielders: Fabinho, Naby Keita, James Milner, Jordan Henderson, Georginio Wijnaldum, Sadio Mane, Mohammed Salah, Xherdan Shaqiri, Adam Lallana.
Forwards: Roberto Firmino, Divock Origi, Daniel Strurridge, Dominic Solanke.
Goalkeepers: Ederson Santana, Daniel Grimshaw
Defenders: Kyle Walker, John Stones, Nicolas Otamendi, Aymeric Laporte, Vincent Kompany, Danilo Luiz, Eliaquim Mangala, Benjamin Mendy.
Midfielders: Raheem Sterling, Ilkay Gundogan, Kevin De Bryune, Fabian Delph, Leroy Sane, Bernardo Silva, David Silva, Fernandinho, Riyad Mahrez, Olexandr Zinchenko.
Forwards: Gabriel Jesus, Sergio Aguero.