Jurgen Klopp has named his starting XI as Liverpool face Blackburn in their fourth pre-season match of the summer on Thursday evening.
The Reds have already beaten Chester and Tranmere, and drawn with Bury, with this match at Ewood Park completing the first leg of Klopp’s summer plans.
These four games against north-west opposition have heavily featured young players and those returning from loan spells, with tonight no exception.
First-team names have gradually returned though, after extended summer holidays thanks to international involvement.
Both Pedro Chirivella and Ryan Kent are omitted along with Ward, with the young pair likely to seal loan moves in the coming days.
This ensures a rare sighting of Lazar Markovic, who is included in the matchday squad for the first time this pre-season.
Liverpool first-half XI: Karius; Clyne, Matip, Klavan, Moreno; Milner, Woodburn; Ojo, Lallana, Origi; Solanke
Subs: Kelleher, Gomez, Phillips, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Keita, Jones, Markovic, Camacho, Sturridge