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New signing Wataru Endo will be on the bench for Liverpool’s first home game of the Premier League season against Bournemouth

Aug 19, 2023 #Wataru Endo

Bournemouth squad Liverpool starting line-up and full Anfield squad news for Premier League game against Chelsea.

New signing Wataru Endo will be on the bench for Liverpool’s first home game of the Premier League season against Bournemouth.

The 30-year-old Japan international completed a £16.25m move from Stuttgart on Friday, securing international clearance in time to be chosen as Jurgen Klopp’s replacement.

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The Reds boss continued to believe in the line-up that started in last weekend’s 1-1 opener at Chelsea.

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It means Liverpool’s two other summer signings, Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai, will both be making their full debuts at Anfield, with the former side playing number six.

Cody Gakpo continued in midfield, allowing Diogo Jota to once again lead the attack with Luis Diaz on the left and Mohamed Salah on the right.

Alisson Becker is in goal, with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson at right-back and left-back respectively, while captain Virgil van Dijk and Ibrahima Konate are at centre-backs.

Curtis Jones is out with an ankle injury, but Stefan Bajcetic is one of the substitutes who hasn’t been in a squad since March.

LIVERPOOL (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; MacAllister, Szoboszlai, Gakpo; Salah, Jota, Diaz.

Substitutes: Kelleher, Gomez, Endo, Nunez, Elliott, Tsimikas, Matip, Bajcetic, Doak.