Predicted Liverpool Starting XI for Stoke on August 9th



Simon Mignolet appears to have done enough last seasons to keep his number one spot in the Liverpool goal, but the Reds did sign a very handy Adam Bogdan from Bolton, who hopefully will push the Belgium for his starting spot.

New signing Nathaniel Clyne joined Liverpool from Southampton for £10 million, and is expected to hit the ground running down the right flank, while Alberto Moreno is set to continue out left.
In the centre of the Park will be Martin Skrtel and Mamadou Sakho with both hoping that they will get a bit of added protection now that Emre Can will be allowed to play his preferred central midfield role.

Former Bayer Leverkusen man Emre Can was very impressive for Germany in this summer’s U-21 European Championships, and will be allowed to play in front of the back four this time around rather than filling where he was needed last season.
Club captain Jordan Henderson will be paired up with new signing James Milner in the centre of the field for what should be a very industrious hard working pair.

Liverpool’s preferred striker Daniel Sturridge will miss the start of the season allowing new boys Roberto Firmino and Christian Benteke to take advantage of the opportunity afforded to them, along with Firmino’s Brazilian teammate Philippe Coutinho to hopefully continue the glimpses of brilliance we saw from him last season.


This time round following two summers of busy transfer dealings Brendan Rodgers has a very impressive subs bench at his disposal with defenders Kolo Toure and Dejan Lovren. On the wings he has Adam Lallana and Lazar Markovic to choose from with Mario Balotelli and Danny Ings hoping to get their chance in the Liverpool attack.
Rodgers took plenty of youngsters with him on tour which included Jordon Ibe, Joao Teixeira and Divock Origi meaning that there is plenty of competition for places at Anfield.