Jurgen Klopp has named a strong starting lineup for Liverpool’s final friendly clash of pre-season, taking on Liga side Athletic Bilbao in Dublin.
The Reds travelled to the Republic of Ireland on Saturday morning looking to round off a successful summer of preparations ahead of 2017/18.
Naming a 23-man squad for the flight to Dublin, however, Klopp was forced to leave behind a host of key names, including Nathaniel Clyne, Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge.
Nevertheless, the German has still named an impressive side at the Aviva Stadium, looking to lead his side to their sixth win out of eight pre-season games.
On the substitutes’ bench, Klopp can call upon the likes of Georginio Wijnaldum, Sadio Mane and Dominic Solanke, as he looks to build his side’s fitness, fluency and form before their trip to Vicarage Road on August 12.
Liverpool: Mignolet; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Lovren, Moreno; Can, Milner, Grujic; Salah, Firmino, Origi
Substitutes: Karius, Ward, Gomez, Klavan, Robertson, Flanagan, Wijnaldum, Ejaria, Woodburn, Kent, Mane, Solanke
Athletic Bilbao: Arrizabalaga; Boveda, Nunez, Lekue, Saborit; San Jose, Rico, Aketxe; Williams, Merino, Cordoba
Substitutes: Herrerin, Etxebarria, Sola, Villalibre, Etxeita, De Marcos, Vesga, Balenziaga