Having secured no fewer than seven key signings this summer, Liverpool are all set for the new season and face a tricky first test against Stoke City.
The Potters absolutely ripped Liverpool apart in the final Premier League game of last season, beating the Reds 6-1 on the day.
Manager Brendan Rodgers has selected a strong squad for the opening fixture and four new signings are in the starting XI.
Surprisingly, young Joe Gomez starts as left back ahead of Spanish star Alberto Moreno. Nathaniel Clyne starts as right back and Christian Benteke as the lone striker upfront. Vice captain James Milner will partner captain Jordan Henderson in the central midfield.
Top quality Brazilian signing Roberto Firmino finds himself on the bench as Brendan Rodgers has opted to go with Philippe Coutinho, Adam Lallana and Jordon Ibe in the attacking midfield.
Here is Liverpool’s confirmed starting XI formation vs Stoke City.