Sporting Lisbon have recently re-signed Rafa Camacho from Liverpool, but the young Portuguese talent will not feature for the Lions in their pre-season friendly in the US.
There are two former Reds in the Sporting team however as Tiago Ilori and Sebastian Coates have both been named in their squad for the upcoming fixture.
See the full squad below:
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In midfield, Sporting have Bruno Fernandes – a player who has been subject of reported interest from Liverpool and both Manchester clubs.
According to Correio de Manha, the Reds were looking for an opportunity over the summer to bring the talented midfield general to Anfield, but it now seems it’s a battle between the Mancs for his signature – as per the Mirror.
Liverpool will be hoping for the Lions to be more tame than the opposition from their last outing in the US – with Sevilla acting as if the warm-up was a repeat of the 2016 Europa League final by taking chunks out of our players.
Yasser Larouci was on the receiving end of a particularly devious challenge as seemingly outraged at Sevilla not getting a free-kick after a Dejan Lovren challenge, Gnanon booted an onrushing Larouci – and the teenager had to leave the field on a stretcher.