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Raheem Sterling included in pre-season tour squad, Balotelli, Enrique, Borini miss out

Liverpool have named transfer rebel Raheem Sterling in the squad for their pre-season tour of the Far East and Australia, while three big names miss out.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, April 13, 2015: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring the first goal against Newcastle United during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Despite his attempts to force away a move from Liverpool this summer, Raheem Sterling has been included in Brendan Rodgers’ squad for the club’s pre-season tour.

The 20-year-old is set to travel to Bangkok on Sunday, despite informing the club that he wished to stay behind.

First-team trio Mario Balotelli, Jose Enrique and Fabio Borini have all been left out, however, in a clear indication of their future.

All three will remain at Melwood, while the club look to offload them this summer.

High-potential centre-back Tiago Ilori also misses out, which may suggest he is set to leave the club on loan for another season, although he did spend the summer at the European Under-21 Championship which may explain his absence.

Meanwhile, academy forward Jerome Sinclair is also not included.

Whether Sinclair’s absence is due to an impending loan move or the expiry of his contract is yet to be confirmed.

Roberto Firmino, Philippe Coutinho and Emre Can also miss out, following their participation in the Copa America and the Euro U-21s this summer respectively.

Full Liverpool pre-season tour squad:

Simon Mignolet
Adam Bogdan
Ryan Fulton
Nathaniel Clyne
Joe Gomez
Dejan Lovren
Kolo Toure
Andre Wisdom
Alberto Moreno
Daniel Cleary
Martin Skrtel
Mamadou Sakho
Joe Maguire
Joe Allen
Jordan Henderson (C)
Lucas Leiva
James Milner
Pedro Chirivella
Jordan Rossiter
Joao Carlos Teixeira
Jordon Ibe
Ryan Kent
Sheyi Ojo
Harry Wilson
Adam Lallana
Lazar Markovic
Raheem Sterling
Danny Ings
Rickie Lambert
Divock Origi

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