From Chris Bascombe at Anfield…
Gareth Southgate’s England watchers at Anfield will inform him that Jordan Henderson is a notable absentee for Liverpool’s ultimate pre-World Cup fixture. His omission in opposition to Southampton is just not damage associated. Liverpool’s skipper is out for what the membership is describing as a ‘private purpose’.No Jurgen Klopp on the touchline at Anfield this afternoon, both, so assistant Pep Lijnders shall be delivering the directions through the 90 minutes.
Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, van Dijk, Robertson, Elliott, Fabinho, Thiago, Firmino, Salah, Nunez. Subs: Milner, Adrian, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Tsimikas, Carvalho, Bajcetic, Phillips, Doak, Kelleher.
Southampton: Bazunu, Kotchap, Caleta-Automobile, Salisu, Perraud, Lavia, Ward-Prowse, Stuart Armstrong, Adams, Elyounoussi, Adam Armstrong. Subs: McCarthy, Maitland-Niles, Lyanco, Aribo, Mara, Djenepo, Edozie, Diallo, Walcott.
Referee: Simon Hooper (Wiltshire)