Aussie Jones starts for Reds down under

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Australian Brad Jones has been handed a start as Liverpool play their first ever match down under, against Melbourne Victory (11am kick off UK).

Football - Liverpool FC Preseason Tour 2013 - Training

Jones, from Perth, starts in goal for the first time this pre-season. Youngster Andre Wisdom also starts the match, alongside Martin Skrtel in defence.

Fabio Borini leads the attack, with teenage duo Raheem Sterling and Jordan Ibe out wide.

Attacker Philippe Coutinho isn’t involved after picking up a knock in training this week, and defender Kolo Toure is also missing with a tight calf. Neither injury is serious.

Luis Suarez is named among the subs. He could make a late cameo but has only been back in training two days.

Liverpool: Jones, Johnson, Skrtel, Wisdom, Enrique; Gerrard, Allen, Henderson; Ibe, Sterling, Borini.

Subs: Mignolet, Kelly, Coates, Agger, Flanagan, Spearing, Lucas, Downing, Alberto, Aspas, Suarez, Robinson, Assaidi.

To mark the end of the 30-year wait for a league title, the ‘Liverpool Mishmash’ poster is available to order exclusively on This Is Anfield — the history of the Reds in one image!

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