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Team News: Virgil van Dijk starts for Liverpool at Bury

Team News: Van Dijk starts for Liverpool at Bury
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Virgil van Dijk will make his first pre-season start for Liverpool in Saturday's clash with Bury at Gigg Lane.

Virgil van Dijk will make his first pre-season start for Liverpool in Saturday's clash with Bury at Gigg Lane.

The £75m defender will line up alongside Joel Matip at centre-back, while Loris Karius keeps his position between the sticks despite a couple of shaky recent performances.

Summer signing Fabinho also starts in a Liverpool team that has Divock Origi and Daniel Sturridge in the final third of the field.

As for League Two outfit Bury, their skipper Neil Danns starts, as does 18-year-old attacker Callum Styles.

Bury: Murphy, McFadzean, Cooney, Thompson, O'Connell, Mayor, Dagnall, Aimson, Danns, Styles, Omotayo
Subs: Hudson, Moore, Adams, Dawson, Bunn, Whelan, Archer, Nyaupembe, Dai, Shotton

Liverpool: Karius; Clyne, Van Dijk, Matip, Moreno; Milner, Fabinho, Ojo; Jones, Origi, Sturridge
Subs: Grabara, Keita, Gomez, Kalavan, Lallana, Robertson, Solanke, Kent, Phillips, Wooburn, Camacho, Chirivella

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