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Bayern star James set for injury tests ahead of Borussia Dortmund clash

Bayern star James set for injury tests ahead of Borussia Dortmund clash

Klopp's side were impressive on Tuesday night as they defeated German champions Bayern Munich 3-0 in the Audi Cup, to set up an encounter with Atletico Madrid tonight in the final.

It was a delightful comeback for Sadio Mane who scored the first goal for Liverpool after a knee injury which ended his 2016/17 season early during a competitive match with Everton.

Speaking after the win over Bayern, manager Jurgen Klopp labelled Sturridge's setback as a "shame" in light of his previous struggles. "We have really trained a lot around these games and it's not that we're fresh for the preparation games", added Klopp, knowing full well that the season is just around the corner. "Napoli are more of a well-oiled machine than Milan and Inter, so this will be a competitive Serie A season", he said.

Bayern tried to get the ball to David Alaba and Thomas Müller, but most of their attempts were frustrated. Express Sport reported on the news of Inter's desire to sign the Senegal international in the wake of Barcelona's interest in Coutinho.

However, according to The Liverpool Echo, Rafinha isn't seen as a player that could bring anything different to what Klopp's squad already possesses. This is how we imagined it would go.

Moreno faces extra competition for his first team spot this season after the recent addition of Hull City left-back Andrew Robertson.

Winning 3-0 in Germany against Bayern is something to be proud of, even if it is a pre-season match. I think it's just fatigue to be honest. "We have to accept that", said Hummels.

"They have done everything I expected from them".

Both teams might make some changes going into the final, but make no mistake, Liverpool and Atletico Madrid will have their eyes on the Audi Cup.