Jordan Henderson will captain Liverpool in their pre-season clash against Valerenga at the Ullevaal Stadium this evening – watch the game live online from 5pm BST.
Brendan Rodgers has made nine changes to the side that started against Olympiacos at Anfield on Saturday – only Joe Allen and Iago Aspas retain their places in the line-up.
Meanwhile, Jordon Ibe joins the Liverpool attack for the fixture out in Oslo – which is available to watch live online with an LFC TV Online subscription.
The Reds team in full is: Jones, Spearing, Wisdom, Coates, Flanagan, Henderson, Allen, Alberto, Downing, Aspas, Ibe.
Substitutes: Mignolet, Enrique, Kelly, Toure, Gerrard, Coutinho, Assaidi, Lucas, Borini, Sterling.
|Pre||Our Norwegian followers have formed their own Kop at one end of the Ullevaal Stadium and are loudly cheering every goal as the Reds’ starting XI are put through shooting practice by assistant manager Colin Pascoe|
|Pre||Liverpool Ladies are also in action tonight – they face Arsenal in the semi-final of the Continental Cup at the Halton Stadium|
|Pre||“Things didn’t carry on like that but from the first minute this season I want to give my best and produce good performances for the team.”|
|Pre||“My challenge is to get back playing at the level I was at early last season. That’s the plan. I managed to hit the ground running when I first signed.”|
|Pre||Back to on-the-field matters, and Joe Allen is looking to begin the new season in the same outstanding form he began last term|
|Pre||For information on the Scandinavian-based schools, visit www.liverpoolfotballskole.no|
|Pre||Over the past decade, our specialised programmes have coached more than 20,000 young players in the region|
|Pre||Liverpool’s trip to Norway to face Valerenga has coincided with the 10th anniversary year of the launch of the Reds’ international soccer schools in Scandinavia|
|Pre||The reason for his visit? Well, for the last four years the car has been decorated in LFC regalia|
|Pre||Jan Erik Anderson rode his 16-year-old Ford Mercury to the team hotel this morning, where it was autographed by the players|
|Pre||Elsewhere in Oslo today, the squad came face-to-face with one Liverpool fan’s Redsmobile|
|Pre||Substitutes: Mignolet, Enrique, Kelly, Toure, Gerrard, Coutinho, Assaidi, Lucas, Borini, Sterling.|
|Pre||Confirmed LFC team to face Valerenga: Jones, Spearing, Wisdom, Coates, Flanagan, Henderson, Allen, Alberto, Downing, Aspas, Ibe.|
|Pre||Hendo also captains LFC tonight|
|Pre||After a super-sub appearance for Jordan Henderson on Saturday, the midfielder starts tonight. Team news at 5pm BST…|
|Pre||“But that’s testament to how hard the players have been working. It’s also a great testament to the staff in terms of the detail that they put into the work, so we just have to keep it going so we can end up ending the pre-season as ready as we possibly can be for that first game against Stoke.”|
|Pre||The manager’s verdict on pre-season so far? “I’m very pleased in terms of the condition of the players. At a similar period last year, we’re so far ahead in terms of the physicality, and it was interesting talking to a few managers and former players afterwards about how sharp and how fit the players look.|
|Pre||“So we’re having to taper the preparation. But it’s also important that we get as many players game time as much as we possibly can.”|
|Pre||The boss offered some insight into how his side could line-up tonight: “There has been a plan in place over the course of pre-season. There are some players who will play 45 minutes and obviously we have got another game at the weekend against Celtic.|
|Pre||“With the pre-season, as well as our preparation work for the new season, it’s been about bringing the club and the players to areas where we have great support and we’re off the back of a wonderful tour to Asia, where the support was immense.”|
|Pre||Here’s a message from Brendan Rodgers to the Reds’ Norwegian fanbase to get us started: “I’m fully aware of our great supporters in Norway so we are really looking forward to bringing the team over there as part of our preparation.|
|Pre||Kick off is at 6pm BST and you’ll be able to follow every kick from Oslo live on this page|
|Pre||Welcome to Liverpoolfc.com’s live coverage of the Reds’ latest pre-season friendly against Valerenga in Norway|