Jurgen Klopp has welcomed back two familiar faces into Liverpool’s starting lineup for Saturday’s friendly clash against Hertha Berlin.
The Reds continue their summer preparations in the German capital looking to extend an unbeaten pre-season run which has so far seen them pick up a win and a draw against Tranmere and Wigan, respectively, before overcoming both Crystal Palace an Leicester in the Asia Trophy.
Liverpool’s starting XI:
Philippe Coutinho looks set to start on the left of an attacking front three with Klopp having recently outlined plans to utilise the Brazilian in a number of positions next season, including a deeper central role.
All eyes will be on the No.10 as he captains the Reds in the club’s 125th anniversary game amid speculation linking him to a move to Barcelona, who recently saw their opening bid of £72million for the playmaker rejected by Liverpool.
Sadio Mane is a notable starter having recently recovered from his knee injury and re-joined the squad in training after missing the end of last season.
Emre Can similarly gets his pre-season underway after returning from his extended summer break, granted due to his involvement in Germany’s successful Confederations Cup campaign.
Recent summer signing Andrew Robertson is expected to make his first appearance, but starts the game on the bench with Alberto Moreno starting at left-back.
Fans will undoubtedly be relishing the chance to not only see the Scottish international in action, but also Mohamed Salah, who could get the chance to play across from Mane at some point in a highly-anticipated front three.
Liverpool’s two new arrivals are joined on the bench by Kamil Grabara, Dejan Lovren, Ovie Ejaria, Jordan Henderson, Roberto Firmino, Dominic Solanke, Daniel Sturridge and Ryan Kent.