James Milner
The midfield duo of James Milner and Jordan Henderson have given plenty of hopes to Liverpool fans for next season.Reuters

After having turned triumphant in Thailand and Australia in their last three preseason friendly fixtures, Liverpool will play their fourth preseason friendly game against a Malaysia XI at the Stadium Nasional Bukit Jalil in Kuala Lumpur on Friday.

The capacity crowd of 85,000 at the Stadium Nasional Bukit Jalil are expected to see some of their favourite Liverpool players put up an entertaining show.

The new-look Liverpool side, which includes James Milner, Joe Gomez, Danny Ings, Divock Origi, are gradually developing an understanding with their teammates and also getting used to Brendan Rogers style of playing football.

With new additions in the squad, Rodgers feels that such tours help in improving the dynamics of the team.

"With nearly half the team consisting of new players, this tour serves to improve the dynamics and coalition of the team," said Rodgers in a press conference.

Liverpool have looked comfortable against their last three opponents -- Thailand All-Stars, Brisbane Roar and Adelaide United -- and the game against Malaysian XI should also not be a huge problem for Rodgers' side.

After their game against Malaysia XI, Liverpool players will travel back home and continue training at Melwood along with other new recruits such as Christian Benteke and Roberto Firmino.

This will be the first time that the entire squad will be at the disposal under Rodgers, who will want them to sweat it out prior to the English Premier League season, which starts on 8 August.

With the EPL season looming large, Rodgers might field a strong team against Malaysia, which might witness regulars such as Alberto Moreno, Martin Skrtel, Adam Lallana amongst others get a full game to get in tune for their season opener against Stoke City.

Liverpool have primarily started some of their recent matches with Belgian striker, Divock Origi, up front, but on Friday, Rodgers might ask Danny Ings to lead the line, after the former Burnley striker slotted three goals against Felda United on Wednesday at Kuala Lumpur's Bukit Jalil National Stadium.

During preseason friendlies, teams try different formations and try out young players with the thought of getting them up to shape for the upcoming season.

"The ultimate goal in preseason is to develop the football fitness of the players. But of course we are also going to improve the tactical aspect of the team," said Rodgers.

Where to Watch Live

Liverpool vs Malaysia XI clash has been scheduled for an 8:45pm local time (6:15pm IST, 1:45pm BST) start . The game can be watched live on LFC TV, with live streaming option on on LFC TV Go.

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