TEAM NEWS: Fleetwood v Liverpool

Fleetwood Town new boys Chris Neal and Ashley Eastham will make their debut against a strong Liverpool side at Highbury tonight.

Wednesday, 13th July 2016, 6:42 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 6:43 pm
Fleetwood boss Steven Pressley

Town snapped up out of contract Port Vale keeper and out of contract Rochdale centre half Eastham this summer.

Development squad youngsters Akil Wright and Keano Deacon join first team regulars Jimmy Ryan, David Ball, Bobby Grant, Joe Davis, Victor Nirrenold, Devante Cole and Amari’i Bell in the starting line-up for Town’s opening pre-season game against the Premier League side.

Fleetwood boss Steven Pressley is expected to make mass changes at half-time.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has opted to start Liverpool’s new boys Loris Karius, Marko Grujic, Sadio Mane and Joel Matip.

First team squad members Dejan Lovren, Alberto Moreno, Danny Ings, Kevin Stewart, John Flanagan, Lazar Markovic and youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold also start.

Klopp is set to make 11 changes fpor the second half.

Fleetwood: Neal, Wright, Eastham, Ryan, Ball, Grant, Davis, Nirrenold, Deacon, Cole, Bell.

Subs: Cairns, Jonsson, Pond, Kip, Bolger, Duckworth, Haughton, Hunter, T Grant, Nadesan, Osborne, Sowerby, Dunbar, Sheron.

Liverpool first half: Karius, Flanagan, Matip, Lovren, Moreno, Stewart, Grujic, Alexander-Arnold, Markovic, Mane, Ings.

Second half: Bogdan, Firmino, Leiva, Brannagan, Ilori, Kent, Smith, Wisdon, Ejaria, Randall, Woodburn.

Referee: Kevin Friend