Virgil van Dijk starts for Liverpool in this afternoon’s first friendly with Bologna in France.

The centre-back is named in the XI for the Reds’ opening hour-long clash, partnering Joel Matip in defence.

Diogo Jota also begins in attack alongside Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.

Liverpool: Kelleher, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Milner, Keita, Elliott, Jota, Mane, Salah.

Subs: Karius, Pitaluga, R. Williams, Woodburn, Beck.

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