Brisbane Roar vs. Liverpool – Team News – Rodgers names strong XI for second pre-season clash

After kicking off pre-season with an experimental lineup in Bangkok, Brendan Rodgers has selected a very strong Liverpool side to take on Brisbane Roar.

Football - Liverpool FC Preseason Tour 2015 - Day 4

Mamadou Sakho, Nathaniel Clyne, Jordan Henderson, James Milner and Divock Origi all start as Liverpool take on A-League side Brisbane Roar on Friday.

While Reds manager Brendan Rodgers selected two different lineups—one for each half—as his side took on the True Thai All Stars for their first pre-season clash, he now seems to be refining his tactical outlook with a strong starting XI.

Simon Mignolet replaces Adam Bogdan in goal, Sakho steps in for Dejan Lovren as Martin Skrtel’s centre-back partner and the impressive Joe Gomez starts at left-back.

Henderson comes in to captain the side from the start, while new signing Danny Ings looks set to take up a role in attack alongside Ings.

Second-half goalscorer from Bangkok Adam Lallana starts, and could play No. 10 in a 4-4-2 diamond in Brisbane.

Liverpool Starting XI: Mignolet, Clyne, Skrtel, Sakho, Gomez, Henderson, Lucas, Milner, Ings, Lallana, Origi

Subs: Bogdan, Fulton, Lovren, Toure, Wisdom, Moreno, Cleary, Maguire, Allen, Chirivella Rossiter, Teixeira, Ibe, Kent, Ojo, Wilson, Markovic, Lambert.

Kick-off is at 9:45am (BST), follow This is Anfield for live updates throughout the day.