Ibrahima Konate starts for Liverpool in this evening’s friendly with FSV Mainz 05 in Austria.

The defender lines up against the Bundesliga side alongside Joel Matip, while there are also starts for Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

Diogo Jota is named on the bench, with the Reds set to make 11 changes at half-time.

Ben Davies is not involved in this evening’s fixture. The defender has returned to the UK due to a personal matter and will rejoin the squad at an appropriate time.

Liverpool: Kelleher, Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Matip, Tsimikas, Milner, Keita, Elliott, Mane, Salah, Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Subs: Adrian, Karius, H. Davies, Jones, Minamino, Jota, Origi, Phillips, Gordon, Beck, Cain, Clarkson, N. Williams, Morton, Bradley, Koumetio.

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