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Liverpool FC 2017-2018 depth chart?

Haven't seen any of the pre-season matches so am basing opinions on what I have read and heard from podcasts.

Goalkeepers
1. Mignolet
2. Karius
3. Ward 

Defenders
1. Lovren
2. Matip
3. Clyne
4. Milner
5. Robertson
6. Gomez
7. Alexander-Arnold
8. Klavan
9. Moreno
If LFC can sign Virgil van Dijk, he would jump to #1 on the depth chart

Midfielders
1. Coutinho
2. Lallana
3. Henderson (hope he can stay healthy)
4. Wijnaldum
5. Can
6. Grujic
If Naby Keita gets signed, he would jump to #2 on the depth chart

 Forwards
1. Firmino
2. Salah
3. Mane (wonder how well he has recovered from injury?)
4. Sturridge (if he can stay healthy)
5. Origi
6. Solanke
7. Ings (wonder how well he has recovered from injury?)

Observations of a LA Galaxy supporter

Went to the LA Galaxy vs. Manchester United friendly on July 15. As a Galaxy fan since 2010, I know that these friendlies are for the European clubs to show the flag and pump up their USA fan base. I was a Galaxy fan in a sea of red!

Within a matter of minutes, LA was down a goal on a defensive turnover. The Galaxy got beat 7-0 by Manchester United in 2014; thus, this looked familiar! By half time it was 3-0 and the Galaxy had maybe one rush against the United.

Coach Onalfo played the “B” team in the first half and the “A” team in the second half. It really is a tough situation for the Galaxy as this match takes place in the middle of the season. The team is tired overall and some players are in various stages of injury – some recovering while others clearly not at 100% but playing through them.

For the “B” team, it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be on the same field as players they watch on TV and in FIFA video games. For the “A” team, there is some pride on the line to not b…