Borini returns as host of LFC youngsters get chance in Dublin friendly

Fabio Borini returns to action for Liverpool tonight as they play a post-season friendly against Shamrock Rovers.

DUBLIN, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND - Saturday, August 10, 2013: Liverpool supporters sing 'You'll Never Walk Alone' before a preseason friendly match against Glasgow Celtic at the Aviva Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Borini is in the squad after his season loan to Sunderland where he impressed for The Black Cats.

Also back is winger Jordon Ibe who spent the latter stages of the season on loan at Birmingham City.

There are no World Cup players involved for Brendan Rodgers‘ side, meaning Skrtel, Agger, Lucas, Allen and Coutinho are the only regular first-team players in the squad.

Youngsters including Jack Dunn, Jordan Lussey, Ryan McLaughlin, Brad Smith and Joao Carlos Teixeira are expected to be involved.

Kick off in Dublin tonight is 5:30pm, the match is live on LFCTVGO and BT Sport. Liverpool will be wearing their new yellow away kit for the match.

LFC Squad vs Shamrock Rovers: Agger, Allen, Aspas, Borini, Brannagan, Coady, Coutinho, Dunn, Ibe, Jones, Kelly, Lussey, McLaughlin, Paez, Peterson, Lucas, Randall, Skrtel, Smith, Trickett Smith, Teixeira, Ward, Williams.

Possible starting XI: Jones, McLaughlin, Skrtel, Agger, Smith, Lucas, Allen, Coutinho, Borini, Aspas, Teixeira.

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  • Liverpiggy

    Wish I could make it down to Dublin tonight. Be great to see the Redmen again err in yellow. ;)

  • CARR71

    fell sorry for some of the youngsters having to try and make allen , borini and aspas look world class tonight ,but lets look on the bright side ,at least they have not got johnson handicapping them ;-)

  • gwhizz

    Hmmm…no Alberto again….did he actually sign for us, starting to think I imagined it?

    • CARR71

      he may be getting rested after the toils of a long hard season;-)

      • gwhizz

        …”long hard season”…or session?
        … maybe they were just worried he’d be right on the Guinness so left him out! ;-)

        • CARR71

          hes probably watching it in the arkle

  • Anthony Corrigan

    I would’ve gone if the ticket prices weren’t extortionate. Good old Republic of Ireland. Rip you off at every opportunity. It was cheaper to go see LFC v Celtic..both 1st teams last preseason than it is to see Shamrock Rovers??(exactly) v LFC reserves..B.S! I love LFC but I’d rather pay to go to Liverpool and watch them than give the FAI a cent of my money…cheeky bast*rds

    • CARR71

      lfc will be getting paid to play mate ,costs ect cannot just blame the FAI personally i will be watching it on bt ,now if the premier league would only give us another 3 points if we win it

      • Anthony Corrigan

        The FAI got a nice payday last August from LFC game and are just greedy looking to get it again. LFC are in the US preseason so won’t be back to help fill there pockets. I’d prefer to pay for a competitive game, not a pointless exercise..And as for the FAI, they’d make FIFA executives look like boyscouts

        • CARR71

          do not get me going about pre season after the world cup the last thing the players need is more traveling,but we go for the dollar

          • Anthony Corrigan

            they did the same after Euros 2 years ago and look how we started that season…sluggish..Money money money

          • CARR71

            totally agree but they want the dollar first

    • Whenow City

      How much is is? Im a Dub, but livin in Mexico. My brother is going, just wonderin…

    • Mark

      Tickets wore 25€ hardly rip of is it …

      • Anthony Corrigan

        Don’t know where you got your tickets? The only tickets I could get were around the 40Euro bracket..To watch reserves and Shamrock Rovers…No thanks

        • Jason Le Page

          25euro from the club

          • gwhizz

            …I bet it was that fake Alberto that dunnit!…I told you to watch him.

  • Jason Le Page

    I’m in a pub outside the Aviva stadium and looking forward to the game

    • gwhizz

      …is Alberto in there with ya? ….We can’t find him!

      (I just may be overdoing this one now?)

      • Jason Le Page

        Yeah he’s smashed, so I’ve taken his car keys just in case.

        • gwhizz

          Good lad! He’s a scamp and no mistake! ;-)

          • Jason Le Page

            Given him a pint of water and a pack of crisps

          • gwhizz

            …ah you’re a good lad!

  • gwhizz

    Aspas picks up where he left off then…scoring in the off season friendlies…nice move though lads.

  • Disc20

    I think am I love with Loverpool

  • Birdman Awal

    I swear am proud of the youngsters, they played good quality football today, Allen Borini and Ibe were outstanding, Aspas did great. thanks BR,

    • CARR71

      allen was outstanding really he may have found is level
      funny how we score more goals when he goes off yet again

      • Birdman Awal

        were you on ales when watching the game?, Lucas was our problem just as he has been for his entire career with us, he was the poorest, slowest, headless on the field.

        • CARR71

          lucas,s job was to stop goals how many did they score ,allens job is to score and create goals the last 180 minutes of footballl 6 goals scored 5 when allen went off

  • gwhizz

    …ta for letting us know, it finally got through moderation then.

  • Juan Del Rojo

    I noticed that a number of our players are running off and getting hitched or fathering children – is there something about Liverpool the club and city that prompts our young men to run off and get married??? I wonder if being settled in his home life at so young an age will help him get even better on the pitch?

  • redder

    6 figure sum for 90mins…. that’s the point.