The Liverpool Echo are expecting the Reds to name a strong starting line-up in Australia this morning, with Brendan Rodgers’ side taking on Brisbane Roar in our second pre-season friendly of the new campaign.
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Jordan Henderson is expected to lead the team out for the first time since being appointed as captain earlier this month, while the Echo state that James Milner, Divock Origi, Adam Lallana and Martin Skrtel will also start.
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In the second-half we’ll be hoping to see some of the younger players prove their quality – including the likes of Sheyi Ojo and Jordan Rossiter, who was unlucky not to score with a close-range header last time out.
We comfortably dispatched the Thai All-Stars on Tuesday, with Lazar Markovic, Mamadou Sakho, Lallana and Origi scoring the goals, and no doubt the boys will be hoping to continue that momentum again today.
Our remaining games following today’s match are against Adelaide United, a Malaysia XI and HJK in Finland. The Reds are also scheduled to play a game against Swindon Town on Sunday 2nd August, although that’s likely to be a weakened side with the first-team squad finishing their tour just a day earlier.