LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 22, 2015: Liverpool's Spion Kop before the Premier League match against Manchester United at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Photos: Liverpool squad train ahead of Stoke City opener

The Liverpool squad trained at Melwood on Friday ahead of Sunday’s Premier League opener at Stoke City.

Rodgers with newly named vice-captain James Milner.

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An ominous sign: Dejan Lovren and Martin Skrtel bibbed up together. The Croat is expected to start alongside the Slovakian instead of Mamadou Sakho, much to most bafflement.

Christian Benteke, Liverpool’s new number 9, is expected to make his debut at the Britannia Stadium.

Predicting the Liverpool lineup vs. Stoke