LFC starting XI v. Lyon: Five star players handed their first pre-season appearances

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Liverpool are set to take on Lyon at the Stade de Genève tonight, and Jurgen Klopp has opted for a strong starting XI as the Reds look to round off pre-season with a win.

In goal is Alisson Becker, with Simon Mignolet assuming his place on the bench, and a back four of Ki Jana Hoever, Joe Gomez, Dejan Lovren and Yasser Larouci.

In midfield, Adam Lallana is the anchor as Xherdan Shaqiri and Naby Keita make up the trio for their first appearances of the pre-season.

Mohamed Salah also makes makes the team for the first time since the Champions League final, as is the case with Bobby Firmino, and Harry Wilson is being given another chance to prove his worth with Sadio Mane still away.

On the bench, the Reds also have senior figures in Virgil van Dijk, James Milner, Gini Wijnaldum, Joel Matip, Jordan Henderson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Youth like Sepp van den Berg and Harvey Elliott should be expected to come on in the last half an hour.

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