Premier League - Team news: Lovren to debut versus Southampton

All the team news ahead of the Premier League's opening weekend, with Dejan Lovren set to make his Liverpool debut against Southampton.

Premier League - Linguist Lovren looks to plug Liverpool defence

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Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren (PA Photos)

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Liverpool v Southampton (13:30)

Liverpool tore Southampton's heart out in the transfer window, but Adam Lallana - one of those signings - is injured. However centre-back Dejan Lovren is set to make his debut against his former club. Saints boss Ronald Koeman insists wantaway midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin will play, having refused to sell him in pre-season.

Newcastle v Manchester City (16:00)

Manchester City start their title defence without strikers Sergio Aguero and Alvaro Negredo, while big-money defender Eliaquim Mangala isn't match fit; Newcastle added nine new faces to the squad but striker Siem De Jong is injured.


Burnley v Chelsea (20:00)

Jose Mourinho will keep Thibaut Courtois and Petr Cech guessing on which goalkeeper will start Chelsea's Premier League clash at Burnley on Monday night. Burnley's summer signings Lukas Jutkiewicz, Michael Kightly, Steven Reid, Marvin Sordell and Matt Taylor will hope to make their debuts.

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