BIRKENHEAD, ENGLAND - Wednesday, July 12, 2017: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge in action against Tranmere Rovers during a preseason friendly match at Prenton Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Confirmed Liverpool lineup vs. Crystal Palace: Sturridge starts as Salah drops to bench

Jurgen Klopp has named Daniel Sturridge in his Liverpool starting lineup for Saturday’s Premier League clash against Crystal Palace at Anfield.

The Reds make their first home outing of the season as they take on Frank de Boer’s new-look Eagles, hoping to build on their midweek win at Hoffenheim.

Having drawn 3-3 away to Watford in the first game of the Premier League campaign, Liverpool need an improved performance on Merseyside.

Due to his side’s exploits at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena on Tuesday night, Klopp has made five changes to his lineup.

Simon Mignolet keeps his place in goal, behind a back four of Joe Gomez, Joel Matip, Ragnar Klavan and Andrew Robertson, who makes his Reds debut.

Dejan Lovren is relegated to the substitutes’ bench, with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Alberto Moreno missing out on the squad entirely.

Jordan Henderson starts in midfield, joined by James Milner and Georginio Wijnaldum, with both Adam Lallana and Philippe Coutinho still sidelined.

With Mohamed Salah dropping to the substitutes’ bench, Sturridge takes his place alongside Sadio Mane and Robert Firmino in attack.

Liverpool: Mignolet; Gomez, Matip, Klavan, Robertson; Henderson, Milner, Wijnaldum; Mane, Firmino, Sturridge

Substitutes: Karius, Lovren, Flanagan, Can, Solanke, Salah, Origi

Crystal Palace: Hennessey; Fosu-Mensah, Dann, Tomkins; Ward, Milivojevic, Puncheon, Van Aanholt; Townsend, Loftus-Cheek, Benteke

Substitutes: Speroni, Schlupp, Kelly, Cabaye, McArthur, Kaikai, Lokilo

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