Swindon Town vs. Liverpool – Team News – Benteke & Firmino make first starts for Reds

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Christian Benteke and Roberto Firmino make their first appearances in Liverpool shirts on Sunday afternoon as Brendan Rodgers’ side take on Swindon Town in their final pre-season friendly of the summer at the County Ground.

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The Reds are unbeaten in pre-season and today’s game comes less than 24 hours after a comfortable 2-0 victory over HJK Helsinki in Finland.

The only player to potentially be involved in both games is Pedro Chirivella, who was a late substite in Helsinki, but Emre Can makes his first appearance of the summer after missing the tours of Asia and Australia due to international commitments.

There’s a run out for first team regulars Alberto Moreno, Mamadou Sakho, Lucas Leiva, Lazar Markovic and Joe Allen, whilst youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold and new signing Adam Bogdan also start.

Both Liverpool players on loan at Swindon Town for the season start against the Reds — Jordan Williams and Kevin Stewart.

The players will not be wearing squad numbers during the game.

Liverpool: Bogdan, Alexander-Arnold, Moreno, Toure, Sakho, Lucas, Markovic, Can, Benteke, Allen, Firmino.

Substitutes: Fulton, Cleary, Ojo, Chirivella, Maguire, Kent.

Swindon Town: Trialist, Thompson, Williams, Turnbull, Ormonde-Ottewill, Traore, Kasim, Stewart, Byrne, Obika, Hylton.

Substitutes: TBC

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