Liverpool v Helsinki on Saturday will be one of the club’s last chances to prepare for the start of the Premier League season next week.
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The Reds also face Swindon Town the following day, but may field a more reserve-strength side for that match as Brendan Rodgers gives his first-teamers a final run-out against the Finnish outfit.
However, the Northern Irishman will be dealt the blow of being without new signings and potentially key players Christian Benteke and Roberto Firmino for this match, which puts their chances of being fully fit and match sharp for the opening day game at Stoke City into serious doubt.
Liverpool have won three and drawn one of four pre-season fixtures so far, and will be hoping to see further impressive displays from new signings like James Milner and Danny Ings, who have made quite an impression so far, albeit against a fairly low standard of opposition.
Regardless of who they’re playing, the Merseyside giants will now be hoping to finish with another victory today, and more importantly, more of an understanding built up between the club’s new arrivals in time for the start of the league season in a week’s time.