BLACKBURN, ENGLAND - Thursday, July 19, 2018: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp speaks to second half substitutes at half half time during a preseason friendly match between Blackburn Rovers FC and Liverpool FC at Ewood Park. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

Liverpool confirm 29-man squad for pre-season tour of the US

Jurgen Klopp has taken a 29-man squad for Liverpool’s pre-season tour of the United States, with their first of three games to come on Sunday night.

The Reds are travelling across the Atlantic to take part in the International Champions Cup, and will first take on Borussia Dortmund in Charlotte, North Carolina.

After a productive four-game jaunt in the north-west of England, this and further clashes with Man City (July 26) and Man United (July 28) will provide a bigger test of their credentials.

Following their participation at the World Cup this month, Alisson, Simon Mignolet, Dejan Lovren, Jordan Henderson, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino will miss the trip.

But Marko Grujic, Xherdan Shaqiri, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah all join the squad in the US, and should make their first appearances of pre-season against the Manchester clubs.

Shaqiri travelled separately from the rest of the squad on Friday, but is set to enjoy further time off before linking up with Klopp and his new team-mates in New Jersey ahead of the City tie.

Liverpool’s US Tour Fixtures

CHARLOTTE, USA - Saturday, August 2, 2014: Liverpool take on AC Milan during the International Champions Cup Group B match at the Bank of America Stadium on day thirteen of the club's USA Tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

  • Borussia Dortmund – Charlotte, North Carolina – July 22, 9pm
  • Man City – East Rutherford, New Jersey – July 26, 1am
  • Man United – Ann Arbor, Michigan – July 28, 10pm

* All times BST.

Ryan Kent is omitted as he closes in on a loan move to Rangers, while Danny Ings is also absent due to injury, with the striker remaining at Melwood amid speculation over his future.

Pedro Chirivella is involved, however, despite having missed Thursday’s 2-0 win at Blackburn as clubs approach Liverpool over a temporary move.

With Danny Ward completing his £12.5 million move to Leicester City, Loris Karius serves as Klopp’s only senior goalkeeper, backed up by Kamil Grabara and Caoimhin Kelleher.

Fellow youngsters Nathaniel Phillips, Ben Woodburn, Curtis Jones and Rafa Camacho will also be provided with an invaluable experience of a long-haul pre-season tour.

The Reds travel to America overnight on Friday evening, arriving in Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday morning. They’ll then take part in a training session at the Banc of America Stadium on Saturday afternoon (local time).

Liverpool Squad for US Tour

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, May 21, 2018: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah during a training session at Anfield ahead of the UEFA Champions League Final match between Real Madrid CF and Liverpool FC. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

Goalkeepers: Karius, Grabara, Kelleher

Defenders: Van Dijk, Matip, Gomez, Klavan, Phillips, Robertson, Moreno, Clyne

Midfielders: Keita, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Milner, Lallana, Grujic, Woodburn, Jones, Chirivella

Forwards: Salah, Mane, Shaqiri, Sturridge, Solanke, Origi, Ojo, Markovic, Camacho

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