Liverpool predicted lineup vs Leicester - Carabao Cup

  • Liverpool's Carabao Cup journey begins against Leicester on Wednesday
  • Jurgen Klopp will look to rotate his squad
  • Trent Alexander-Arnold & Thiago remain unavailable

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Liverpool's hectic September continues with a visit from Leicester City in the Carabao Cup third round on Wednesday.

The Reds have been busy this month but will have to be on top form to see off a Leicester side who have rediscovered their mojo in the Championship, establishing themselves as early leaders of the second tier.

Here's how Jurgen Klopp could set up for this one.


Liverpool predicted lineup vs Leicester (4-3-3)

Ryan Gravenberch
Gravenberch is set for more minutes / Matt McNulty/GettyImages

GK: Caoimhin Kelleher - Kelleher relies on competitions like this for minutes. He'll be desperate for a chance to impress.

RB: Stefan Bajcetic - Used in an inverted role against LASK, Bajcetic could start at right-back once again but expect him to spend most of his time in midfield.

CB: Ibrahima Konate - After dropping to the bench for the West Ham United game, Konate will expect to return for this one and will have to provide the senior experience.

CB: Jarell Quansah - Young Quansah is on the cusp of a breakthrough into the squad and a solid performance here will only aid his quest for regular minutes.

LB: Kostas Tsimikas - Andy Robertson should be granted a rest here and Tsimikas will gleefully take his place.

DM: Wataru Endo - Klopp has acknowledged that Endo has played limited minutes since joining this summer, so this is the sort of the game the Japan international will expect to play.

CM: Harvey Elliott - Whether Elliott's future lies in midfield or further forward remains to be seen but the teenager is undoubtedly good enough to be excelling in games like this.

CM: Ryan Gravenberch - Gravenberch stood out against LASK before limping off with cramp. Klopp felt he was the best player on the pitch and so a similar level of performance would not go amiss.

RW: Ben Doak - Playing second-fiddle to Mohamed Salah is a tough task but Doak is clearly up for the battle of proving himself in limited minutes. The Scot looks like a future star.

ST: Cody Gakpo - Immense competition in Liverpool's attack has seen Gakpo struggle for minutes this month. He'll be desperate for a full 90 to get himself firing again.

LW: Diogo Jota - Like Gakpo, Jota has not managed to hold down a permanent spot in the starting lineup this season. Minutes in a competition like this will be key to fighting his way back.


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