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Jurgen Klopp names attacking lineup to take on defensively-weakened Arsenal

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Jurgen Klopp names attacking lineup to take on defensively-weakened Arsenal

The German boss is without injured Daniel Sturridge but has named a strong side to take on Arsene Wenger's side.

Liverpool take on Arsenal at the Emirates in a huge clash on the opening weekend of the new season.

The mouthwatering tie kicks off at 4pm.

Simon Mignolet starts in goal, while he is protected by a back four of Nathaniel Clyne, Ragnar Klavan, Dejan Lovren and Alberto Moreno.

Jordan starts in midfield alongside new boy Georginio Wijnaldum.

Fellow new signing Sadio Mane makes up an attacking front three that also consists of Adam Lallana and Philippe Coutinho.

Brazilian Roberto Firmino starts up front with Sturridge not fit enough for the bench.

Here is the starting XI Klopp has selected, as well as his substitutes:

Wenger, meanwhile, has been forced into picking a makeshift backline admist a defensive crisis for the Gunners.

New signing Rob Holding lines up alongside Callum Chambers in central defence, with no senior centre-backs available for Arsenal.

The London club also go without a recognised striker as Alexis Sanchez starts up top while Olivier Giroud recovers from a long Euro 2016 campaign.

This is the team picked by the French manager: