LIVERPOOL vs LYON
- Liverpool trio Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Alisson all start
- Jurgen Klopp’s side have failed to win any of their last four pre-season fixtures
- The Reds are preparing for Sunday’s Community Shield clash with City
- Lyon beat Arsenal in the Emirates Cup thanks to a double from Moussa Dembele
Liverpool XI: Alisson, Hoever, Gomez, Lovren, Larouci, Keita, Shaqiri, Lallana, Wilson, Salah, Firmino
Team News – Liverpool
16:50: If you’re confused what formation Jurgen Klopp is playing – join the club. I think it could be a 4-2-3-1…
There’s no natural defensive midfielder in the starting XI – but I’d assume Naby Keita and Adam Lallana will be fulfilling that role.
Sheridan Shari or Harry Wilson will be playing the No. 10 role behind Roberto Firmino with Mohamed Salah out wide.
It’s good to see Yasser Larouci back in action after THAT challenge against Sevilla. He’s at full back with Ki-Jana Hoever on the opposite flank.
16:40: And here cometh the Liverpool starting XI. I see massive relief in the twitter comments section with Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Alisson all starting today’s friendly.
Liverpool XI: Alisson, Hoever, Gomez, Lovren, Larouci, Keita, Shaqiri, Lallana, Wilson, Salah, Firmino.
Subs: Mignolet, Lonergan, Fabinho, Van Dijk, Wijnaldum, Milner, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Brewster, Robertson, Origi, Matip, Lewis, Duncan, Alexander-Arnold, Elliott, Van De Berg.
16:30: Hello everyone and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Liverpool vs Lyon.
Everyone feeling well? Splendid.
That’s the small talk done with – on to the real business.
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool entertain Lyon with big guns Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Alisson Becker all back in contention.
It’s been an extremely quiet summer for the Champions League winners, who have failed to complete any marquee signings and have underwhelmed in pre-season.
But surely today will be a different story with just four days until that Community Shield clash with Manchester City, right?
LIVERPOOL vs LYON – PREVIEW
Liverpool have not had the best preparations this summer, after securing wins against Tranmere and Bradford the Reds have failed to register a win in their last four pre-season friendlies.
Wins against Tranmere Rovers and Bradford City were followed by defeats to Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla and Napoli, while Liverpool managed a score draw against Sporting CP.
Jurgen Klopp will be pleased by the return of several stars, with Alisson Becker, Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Naby Keita all given an extended break due to international commitments.
The 52-year-old German is expected to field a strong side when the Reds take on Lyon at the Stade de Geneve, as he finalises he preparations to face City at Wembley on Sunday.
(4-3-3): Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Firmino, Salah