Liverpool will face Borussia Dortmund on Saturday in the first game of their tour of the United States.

The Reds are preparing for the start of the Premier League campaign which will see them face Manchester City, Norwich City and Chelsea in the first three competitive games of the season.

They will play a game each in the FA Community Shield, Premier League and the UEFA Super Cup between the 4th of August and the 14th.

Here is how Klopp should have his side lineup to face Dortmund…

Jurgen Klopp.

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Defence

At the back, Klopp can already test out his full strength back four with his best defenders already back in training.

Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk and Andy Robertson are nailed on to start but it will be interesting to see who out of Joel Matip and Joe Gomez is partnered with their Dutch counterpart.

 

Mignolet will obviously start in goal due to Liverpool’s dire shortage of senior goalkeepers.

Virgil van Dijk.

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Midfield

In midfield, Klopp has a number of options depending on what he wants to work on against Dortmund but if he’s looking to go in as strong as possible, then Fabinho, Jordan Henderson and Gini Wijnaldum should start.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is one of the most talented players at the club but still might need some time to prove that he still belongs in the Reds’ first-choice midfield.

That trio won a Champions League final just over a month ago but if Klopp wants to try something a little different, he can switch in James Milner, Adam Lallana or even young Ben Woodburn.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

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Attack

Upfront, the handbook goes out the window to an extent with Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino all unavailable due to their international commitments this summer.

Rhian Brewster, Divock Origi and Harry Wilson could make for an interesting forward line.

Predicted XI: Mignolet, Trent, Gomez, van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Origi, Brewster, Wilson.

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