Team News: Dejan Lovren starts for Liverpool against former club Southampton

Croatian defender Dejan Lovren is selected to start for Liverpool in their opening Premier League fixture against his former club Southampton.

Croatian defender Dejan Lovren has been named in the Liverpool starting lineup for the Reds' opening Premier League fixture against his former club Southampton.

The centre-half partners Martin Skrtel at the back as Javier Manquillo makes his debut for the home side at right-back. Another ex-Saint, Rickie Lambert, is on the bench.

For the Saints, there are four debutants - Fraser Forster, Ryan Bertrand, Dusan Tadic and Graziano Pelle - in their starting XI.

Morgan Schneiderlin is also chosen to start, despite rumours of a potential move away this summer.

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Liverpool: Mignolet; Manquillo, Skrtel, Lovren, Johnson; Gerrard, Lucas, Henderson; Coutinho, Sterling; Sturridge
Subs: Jones, Toure, Sakho, Allen, Ibe, Can, Lambert

Southampton: Forster; Clyne, Fonte, Yoshida, Bertrand; Wanyama, Schneiderlin; S. Davis, Ward-Prowse, Tadic; Pelle
Subs: K. Davis, Long, Taider, Cork, Hooiveld, Isgrove, Stephens

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