Liverpool have confirmed the squad news for the Stuttgart friendly as the trio were absent from the squad and Kostas Tsimikas on the bench


Jurgen Klopp has named a strong Liverpool starting XI for the Reds’ pre-season friendly. Liverpool will face Stuttgart in Austria this afternoon (kick-off 5 p.m.) just a week before the Community Shield date with Arsenal at Wembley next Saturday.

The only other friendly scheduled so far will be against RB Salzburg on Tuesday. Before the Premier League season kicks off three weeks today on September 12, Klopp has named a number of his Premier League title winners to face the new side. of the Bundesliga this afternoon. .

Most of the squad are expected to get a run-out, but there is no room on the substitutes bench for Divock Origi or Xherdan Shaqiri.

Alisson Becker starts in goal and aside from youngster Neco Williams who is in a right-back, it’s Liverpool five’s steady comeback with Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk at center and Andy Robertson at left-back.

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Fabinho and Naby Keita have the opportunity in midfield to continue their encouraging form of the final weeks of last season and are joined by young Liverpool-born Curtis Jones.

In front, the three regular attackers of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino all take their places in the starting line.

New recruit Kostas Tsimikas is one of the replacements and hopes for a first race in a red jersey.

Loris Karius, Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi are all completely absent.

Starting XI:Alisson; Williams, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Keita, Jones; Salah, Firmino, Mane

Alternates:Adrian, Hoever, Phillips, Van den Berg, Tsimikas, Wijnaldum, Milner, Grujic, Elliott, Minamino, Brewster, Kelleher, Koumetio

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