THE BOSS ZLATKO DALIC
Before taking over last year the 51-year-old spent seven seasons in the Middle East, taking UAE side Al Ain to the Asian Champions League final in 2016.
THE STAR LUKA MODRIC
Dictated the tempo of the Champions League final for Real Madrid as they blew away Liverpool. Modric (below) is a world-class midfielder with great technique.
THE PROSPECT MARCELO BROZOVIC
Dalic has gone with experience so this is more of a one to watch. The box-to-box midfielder, 25, made nine assists for Inter Milan this season and complements Modric and Ivan Rakitic.
Their household names. Modric, Rakitic, Ivan Perisic and Mario Mandzukic are no strangers to the big stage.
The defence. Vedran Corluka has just returned from a long-term injury while Liverpool centre back Dejan Lovren needs pace around him.