Tranmere v Liverpool Live; Team News: Pre-Season Fixture

BIRKENHEAD, UK, Sporting Alert – New signings Sadio Mane, Joel Matip and Loris Karius all start for Liverpool against Tranmere in tonight’s opening pre-season game at Prenton Park.

Live streaming coverage will be on www.liverpoolfc.com.

The trio were backed during the build-up to play some part in the match, but manager Jurgen Klopp has decided to name them in his starting line-up for the first game of the summer schedule.

Mane, who signed in the summer from Southampton, will operate on the right wing and will act as a useful supporter to Roberto Firmino, who will lead the attack.

Karius will start in goal for the Reds, while Matip will start alongside Dejan Lovren in the heart of the defense.

Jon Flanagan also starts in the back four, while Brazilian holding midfielder Lucas Leiva will wear the captain’s armband tonight in the absence of regular skipper Jordan Henderson, who only recently return from international duties with England.

Academy midfielder Ovie Ejaria, wearing the No. 53, makes his first ever appearance for a Liverpool senior side and will start behind Firmino in an attacking midfield position.

Among the players on the bench are Andre Wisdom, Danny Ings, Alberto Moreno and Lazar Markovic.

Live streaming coverage will be on www.liverpoolfc.com.

Liverpool FC: Karius, Flanagan, Matip, Lovren, Smith, Lucas, Ejaria, Brannagan, Kent, Mane, Firmino. Subs: Bogdan, Moreno, Ilori, Ings, Stewart, Wisdom, Markovic, Kane, Randall, Woodburn, Alexander-Arnold, Chirivella.

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