The 29-year-old midfielder joined the Reds with a reported fee of 20 million pounds (about 25.8 million US dollars) for four years to become the club's second signing of the summer transfer window, following Kostas Tsimikas in August.
The big game on Sunday sees Real Madrid make their league debut away to Real Sociedad and it will be interesting to see how Zinedine Zidane's side perform and whether Martin Odegaard, who returns after a successful season on loan in San Sebastian, plays a part in the game.
Will Schalke 04 and Werder Bremen experience a change around after both fallen giants only narrowly survived a terrible last season?
In the women's draw, former world no.1 Angelique Kerber, the 15th seed, lost 6-3, 6-1 to the Czech Republic's Katerina Siniakova, who now faces Daria Kasatkina of Russia.
"I want to tell you that I've decided not to return to the Beijing Ducks this year. It is the toughest decision that I've made in my life," Lin said in a video posted on Chinese social network Weibo.
Only counting on talent and youthful nonchalance doesn't take you to the top the 59-year-old predicted.
"When the years are passing, you are trying to win as much as you can - and when you win, you want to win more. I think this club describes what I am as well; I want to achieve all of the goals, win as many trophies as possible," said the midfielder.
"FIFA is not facing a crisis, but football is," said Infantino. "The money goes where it has to go: to football and to help football."
Li Jialun of Heilongjiang competes during the Men's High Jump Final on Day 2 of the 2020 Chinese National Athletics Championships in Shaoxing, east China's Zhejiang Province, Sept. 16, 2020. (Xinhua/Wang Lili)
To keep fit, the club is holding separate training sessions of not more than five players each at different locations while beefing up its squad in readiness for continental football and defending their crown.
However, Slovan failed to defend the fragile lead and the home team managed to tie things up in the final minute of overtime, forcing a penalty shootout.