Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong, Philippe Coutinho and new arrival Miralem Pjanic battle it out for three spots in midfield with Francisco Trincao likely to wait his turn on the bench.
Mendy will provide competition for Kepa Arrizabalaga, who is the most expensive keeper in the world after joining from Athletic Club in 2018.
James, 29, has also sparkled in his first two matches in the Premier League following his move from Real Madrid.
Sun Ke (L) of Shenzhen FC vies with Marek Hamsik of Dalian Pro during the 13th round match between Shenzhen FC and Dalian Pro at the postponed 2020 season Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) Dalian Division in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Sept. 24, 2020. (Xinhua/Pan Yulong)
The deadlock was broken in the 37th minute as Huanghai's Gao Xiang jumped high above the Teda defender to head in Yang Yu's unexpected cross.
Following the three Hubs, the WTT calendar will take a break to accommodate the postponed Tokyo Olympic Games. After the Olympic Games, the WTT hopes to return to a modified calendar of events.
The two games ended a round of matches that saw Liverpool win 2-0 away to Chelsea on Sunday, while Arsenal beat West Ham United 2-1 and Manchester United were beaten 3-1 at home to Crystal Palace in their first league match of the campaign. Enditem
"It's good to try other events, but I haven't run an 800m event outside Kenya and I will be happy to register good times and compete against the events specialist," Cheruiyot told Xinhua.
The 21-year-old has only made four league appearances for Barca and hasn't taken part in any of the club's three pre-season friendly matches, highlighting that he is not in the plans of new Barca coach Ronald Koeman.
The China Hub will feature the first Grand Smash, the top tier in professional table tennis.
The formal consultation for the stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock is part of the legal process ahead of Liverpool City Council's planning authority making a decision before the end of this year.