Liverpool vs Bologna LIVE: Virgil van Dijk STARTS for the Reds as they take on the Italian side in two 60-minute friendlies during pre-season training camp in France
- Liverpool continue their pre-season with two 60-minute games against Bologna
- The Reds kick off the new season in just over a week’s time away at Norwich
- They still have two friendlies against Athletic Bilbao and Osasuna to come
- Latest Premier League news, including build-up to the 2021/22 season
Liverpool’s pre-season campaign continues as they take on Bologna in a pair of 60-minute friendlies on Thursday afternoon.
Jurgen Klopp’s charges will play Siniaa Mihajlovic’s men in a pair of shortened games, kicking off at 3pm and 5pm UK time, which will be staged at Stade Camille-Fournier in Evian, France, where Liverpool are currently putting their final preparations in ahead of the new campaign.
Follow Sportsmail’s live runner for pre-season coverage as Liverpool take on Bologna, including build-up, team news and updates.
I’ve heard we’ll [him and Gomez] play at least 30 minutes, but it could be maybe longer, and then we just build it up. We have another friendly which I am looking forward to at Anfield, of course, at the weekend or on Monday, one of the two, so I will get more minutes then if things go well.
‘Then the league will start. At the end of the day, it’s all about what the manager wants and we will see how it progresses.’
Klopp has explained how “most of the players will now play 60 minutes” after involvement against Wacker Innsbruck, Stuttgart, Mainz and Hertha Berlin, with a handful of exceptions.
The manager will make wholesale changes between the two friendlies,
The defender features in the XI for the first time since October!
Starting XI: Kelleher; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Milner, Elliott, Keita; Salah, Mane, Jota
Subs: Karius, Pitaluga, R.Williams, Beck, Woodburn
And welcome to Sportsmail’s live coverage of Liverpool’s back-to-back shortened friendly macthes against Bologna.
The first kicks off at 3pm with the second getting underway straight after at 5pm.
Stick with us for all the action.
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