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Liverpool head to Wembley to take on their biggest pre-season challenge yet: Luis Suarez and Barcelona.

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Saturday, August 6th
Liverpool ended their US summer tour with one win and two losses. Not an ideal outcome, but from a preparation standpoint, manager Jürgen Klopp has had a chance to give his young players good experience and work out some of the kinks before the season begins. The final game against AS Roma gave James Milner another opportunity to hone his skills at left back after Klopp made it clear that he would be providing the team's depth in that position. Saturday presents Liverpool with their toughest pre-season challenge of the summer: taking on Luis Enrique's Barcelona team.

The International Champion's Cup has provided some high quality competition for this Liverpool squad to test their meddle. Players like Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi, and Danny Ings who spent long stretches of last season on the injury table will have gotten a lot of good out of these strong opponents. Meanwhile, Liverpool's Academy kids like Ben Woodburn and Sheyi Ojo have also benefited from the experience of training with and playing alongside the first team.

Even with Neymar in Rio playing in the Olympics for Brazil, Barcelona still have one of the best collection of players in the world. They've only played two pre-season games so far, but they won both comprehensively, defeating Celtic 3-1 and Leicester City 4-2. After a visit with former manager Brendan Rodgers, now in Scotland overseeing Celtic, Luis Suarez continues his week-long episode of This Is Your Life when he comes back to England with Barca for a Liverpool reunion.

With Liverpool's options in defense severely limited by injuries, fans might get an answer to a question that they never wanted to ask: what can Leo Messi and Luis Suarez do to an Andre Wisdom/Kevin Stewart center-back pairing?

Alex Manninger will likely also be given another half between the sticks two prepare for his new role as the team's number two goalkeeper. Despite the lack of depth in defense, Klopp still has plenty of excellent options to choose from up front, including Sturridge, Ings, Origi, Coutinho, Firmino, and Can. However, with their final match of the pre-season taking place 24 hours later, Klopp will surely be saving some legs for his return to Mainz.

Loris Karius (broken hand), Mamadou Sakho (achilles), Ovie Ejaria (groin), Lucas Leiva (hamstring), Alberto Moreno (thigh), Joe Gomez (achilles), Mario Balotelli (banished to the reserves), and Joël Matip (ankle) are all unavailable. Marko Grujic may yet return to the side after suffering a concussion during the Chelsea game.

It's always exciting to play at Wembley, even for a friendly, and both teams will be determined to do well as the pre-season winds down and the league openers loom.

The Match

Kickoff: 12:15PM EST/5:15PM BST (Saturday) from Wembley Stadium, London, England.

Television: LFCTV (UK); ESPN (USA); TSN Go (Canada); Sony ESPN (India); Startimes World Football (Kenya); HyppTV (Malaysia); other listings for the game can be found at LiveSoccerTV
Online: LFCTV Go (Worldwide)

Liverpool

Mignolet
Clyne, Lovren, Klavan, Milner
Wijnaldum, Can, Lallana
Mane, Firmino, Coutinho

Bench: Manninger, Grujic, Henderson, Moreno, Brannagan, Origi, Ings, Matip, Stewart, Wisdom, Markovic, Randall, Alexander-Arnold

Barcelona

Ter Stegen
Vidal, Mathieu, Mascherano, Cámara
Busquets, D. Suarez, Arda
Messi, L. Suarez, Munir

Bench: Masip, Douglas, Pique, Rakitic, Iniesta, Bravo, Mujica, Digne, Carnicer, Vermaelan, Alfaro

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