Bordeaux vs Liverpool team news: Brendan Rodgers makes eight changes - including starting Divock Origi up front

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Brendan Rodgers had made eight changes from his Liverpool side that started against Manchester United last weekend for their opening Europa League game against Bordeaux tonight.

Divock Origi makes his first Liverpool start, while midfielder Adam Lallana recovers from a thigh problem to take his place in the XI.

In the absence of both Jordan Henderson and James Milner, the Mamadou Sakho also captains the team against their Ligue 1 opponents.

Rodgers said before the game: "It's the same [pressure] as it has ever been and probably what I've had for the last year or so," he said.

"I don't think it has increased at all. It is the pressure which comes with managing a great club.

"It says everything that you lose a couple of games and that pressure comes, but I've always embraced and enjoyed that.

 

"Nothing has changed in that way. I just need to concentrate on getting the team right.

"Pressure is something which is part and parcel of being manager of this club."

Liverpool team: Mignolet, Gomez, Toure, Sakho, Rossiter, Can, Ibe, Moreno, Lallana, Coutinho, Origi.

Substitutes: Bogdan, Randall, Cleary, Chirivella, Brannagan, Firmino, Ings.

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