On Sunday, the Reds returned to Anfield for their first game in front of a sizeable crowd in 515 days, as around 40,000 fans were permitted for the penultimate game of pre-season.
Tonight brings the closing friendly of the warmup schedule, and a similar number of supporters are expected to flock to the red side of Stanley Park to get a glimpse of Jurgen Klopp‘s side in action.
But there could be further hints of who is closest to top form as Liverpool take on Osasuna in a tribute to the late Michael Robinson, namely with the performance of Tsimikas.
With Robertson likely to be sidelined for the start of the season with an ankle injury, Tsimikas‘ place in the starting lineup tonight gives him a chance to build on an impressive pre-season.
Joining Clarkson and Origi among the substitutes will be Thiago and Jordan Henderson, who the manager has already confirmed will feature, as well as Nat Phillips, Adrian and possibly youngsters such as Kaide Gordon, Billy Koumetio and Conor Bradley.
Expected Liverpool XI vs. Osasuna: Kelleher; N.Williams, Gomez, Konate, Tsimikas; Fabinho, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jones; Shaqiri, Minamino, Firmino