Liverpool confirm 25-man squad for two Asia Trophy games
Jurgen Klopp‘s squad travel to Hong Kong on Sunday, before they play Premier League side Crystal Palace on Wednesday and then either Leicester City or West Brom next Saturday.
Due to the two friendlies being affiliated by the Premier League, Klopp can only name 25 players to feature in the two games – although presumably, the manager can take as many players as he wishes to take part in training.
Young winger Ryan Kent is named among the 25, but Sheyi Ojo is not – with Ojo expected to join Middlesbrough on loan soon.
Sadio Mane isn’t in the squad as he continues his recovery from injury.
The confirmed squad is:
Goalkeepers: Karius, Ward, Mignolet
Defenders: Clyne, Lovren, Milner, Gomez, Klavan, Matip, Moreno, Flanagan, Alexander-Arnold
Midfielders: Wijnaldum, Henderson, Grujic, Lallana, Stewart, Coutinho
Forwards: Firmino, Salah, Sturridge, Origi, Solanke, Kent, Woodburn.
Key dates in Liverpool FC’s pre-season diary this summer:
July 19: Asia Trophy: vs. Crystal Palace (Hong Kong)
July 22: Asia Trophy: vs. Leicester or West Brom (Hong Kong)
July 29: Friendly: vs. Hertha Berlin (Berlin)
August 1: Audi Cup: vs. Bayern Munich (Munich)
August 2: Audi Cup: vs. Atletico or Napoli (Munich)
August 4: Champions League playoff qualification draw
August 5: Friendly: vs. Athletic Bilbao (Dublin)
August 12: New Season: Watford (A)
August 15/16: Champions League playoff first-leg
August 19: First Home Game: vs. Crystal Palace (H)
August 22/23: Champions League playoff second-leg