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
Sunday 17 August 2014
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.
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