Liverpool have not had an ideal preparation this summer which is due to the absence of several key starters. The likes of Mohammed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Alisson and Sadio Mane have been occupied with international duty which had disrupted the plans of Jurgen Klopp.
Despite this Klopp is boosted by the arrival of Salah, Firmino and Alisson as the Reds face Lyon on Wednesday. The trio is likely to play some minutes in the match and we look at the most likely players that will start against Lyon.
Brazilian stopper Alisson is expected to man the sticks, No2 Mignolet showed in the game against Sporting Lisbon why Alisson is important to the team by conceding a cheap goal. English fullback Alexander-Arnold should start at right back with Robertson on the opposite flank.
PFA player of the year Virgil Van Dijk and Cameroon international are the centre back pairing. Brazilian midfielder Fabinho is the de facto holding midfielder with Milner and Henderson in the central midfield position.
Jurgen Klopp has shown tactical adjustments and Brazilian forward Firmino could play in the number 10 role behind a front pairing of Egyptian ace Mohammed Salah and Belgium forward Divork Origi.
Liverpool predicted XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Milner, Henderson; Salah, Origi, Firmino