Liverpool vs Southampton team news: Dejan Lovren starts against old side with Javier Manquillo also in the Reds XI

Plus four players make their debuts for Southampton

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Dejan Lovren will start for Liverpool against former side Southampton at Anfield today, with fellow new addition, Javier Manquillo, who is on a two-year loan from Atletico Madrid, also in the starting XI.


The centre-back Lovren's fellow ex-Saint Rickie Lambert on the bench, while Adam Lallana is out with a knee injury.

Midfielder Emre Can, a £9.75m but from Bayer Leverkusen, has been named as one of the substitutes.

Ronaldo Koeman has given debuts to goalkeeper Fraser Forster, Dusan Tadic, Graziano Pelle and on-loan Chelsea defender Ryan Bertrand for Southampton.

Liverpool: Mignolet, Manquillo, Johnson, Skrtel, Lovren, Gerrard, Lucas, Henderson, Coutinho, Sterling, Sturridge.

Southampton: Forster, Clyne, Fonte, Yoshida, Bertrand, Wanyama, Schneiderlin, S. Davis, Ward-Prowse, Tadic, Pelle.