Virgil van Dijk makes first Liverpool start in ten months against Bologna

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Liverpool centre-half Virgil van Dijk has been named in a starting XI for the first time in ten months.

The Dutchman is slated to start against Bologna in the first of two pre-season friendlies later on today.

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Both games will last just 60-minutes and should feature two entirely changed XIs for Liverpool.

Starting alongside van Dijk in the first match is Caoimhin Kelleher, Joel Matip, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andy Robertson, James Milner, Naby Keita, Harvey Elliott, Diogo Jota, Sadio Mane and Mo Salah.

Kick-off is at 3PM BST and both 60-minute matches can be watched on LFC TV.

Van Dijk, Gomez, Klopp
Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez made their Liverpool returns this summer

Virgil’s return to fitness simply cannot be celebrated enough – he’s going to be a huge difference-maker for Liverpool this coming season.

With Matip and Joe Gomez also fit and raring to go, the Reds go into 2021/22 with a stacked defensive line-up.

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