Liverpool £61.5m new signings set to make Reds debuts TOMORROW

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Liverpool signings Roberto Firmino and Christian Benteke are set to make their debuts for the club tomorrow, reports the Liverpool Echo.

The Reds face Swindon Town in a friendly match on Sunday, in the final game before the season proper starts against Stoke City next week. The forwards missed the trip to Finland to play HJK Helsinki on Saturday, which had raised fears that they were going to miss the start of the campaign.

However, this should allay those worries. Benteke joined for £32.5 million from Aston Villa and Firmino for £29 million from Hoffenheim. As such, both are expected to make a major impact on how the season goes for Brendan Rodgers and co.

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The Belgium international will be expected to help the side score more freely, after struggling to do so with Luis Suarez or an injured Daniel Sturridge last time around. He scored 49 goals in 101 appearances during three years with the Villans, so is definitely qualified to do so.

Meanwhile, Firmino should alleviate some of the pressure on Philippe Coutinho to be the main source of creativity next time round. The 23-year-old managed seven goals and ten assists in the Bundesliga last season, and fans will be hoping he can repeat this in the English game.

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