The League Cup returns on Wednesday night time and with it comes the prospect for Jurgen Klopp to indicate off the depth of expertise inside his squad.
The Reds survived an early scare to deal with Leicester within the third spherical and a win on the Vitality Stadium would symbolize an enormous step in direction of Wembley.
Liverpool have effectively navigated their League Cup and Europa League fixtures with a ‘midweek’ crew to date this season, however the journey to the South Coast may present some kids with an opportunity to shine.
Right here’s how Liverpool may look of their fourth-round conflict.
Here’s what Pepijn Lijnders advised us forward of the competition:
Liverpool’s XI vs. Bournemouth
Klopp might be eager to supply relaxation to gamers who’ve been lively on this busy interval, however there are many options with greater than sufficient high quality.
Curtis Jones will nearly actually get the nod having been pressured to observe the final three home clashes from the sidelines by way of suspension.
Jarrell Quansah has not began since Union SG’s go to earlier than the worldwide break and he might be eager to construct upon his early-season momentum with the seniors.
That is how the probably Liverpool XI would look:
Right here is how the Reds would form up:
Kelleher; Gomez, Matip, Quansah, Chambers; Endo, Elliott, Jones; Salah, Nunez, Gakpo
If he sees match, the supervisor could want to combine up his attacking choices, significantly if Doak is handed match to start out for the Reds.
Mohamed Salah doesn’t usually play within the early rounds of this competitors as a consequence of his busy schedule elsewhere and Klopp could look to offer him a relaxation forward of Sunday’s journey to Luton.
The supervisor may additionally look to permit Ryan Gravenberch to keep up his momentum, having made solely his second league begin on the weekend in opposition to Nottingham Forest.
That is how an alternate setup would possibly look:
- Gravenberch to hitch Jones and Endo in the course of the park
- Doak to hitch Gakpo on the high finish of the pitch
- Diogo Jota to maintain his place following his aim on the weekend
Right here’s how Liverpool would line up:
Kelleher; Gomez, Matip, Quansah, Chambers; Endo, Gravenberch, Jones; Doak, Gakpo, Jota
There are a lot extra choices accessible to the supervisor, who is ready to give his senior gamers a relaxation whereas nonetheless fielding a crew able to taking good care of the Cherries.
Liverpool’s again 4 is more likely to decide itself given the quantity of soccer the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold and Virgil van Dijk have performed and the potential of the understudies.
The sport additionally represents an excellent likelihood for Jones and Gakpo to regain their sharpness after a spell on the sidelines to make sure they’re match and firing for the Premier League.
A spot within the final eight is up for grabs, let’s hope we put ourselves within the hat.
Up the Reds!