Teams: Liverpool v Middlesbrough – Rossiter makes his debut

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17 year old academy midfielder Jordan Rossiter makes his Liverpool debut as they host Middlesbrough in the League Cup at Anfield this evening.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 29, 2013: Liverpool's Jordan Rossiter warms-up before the Premiership match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Rickie Lambert makes his full debut for the club too, having only featured as a substitute thus far, Lambert captains the side.

Manager Brendan Rodgers has named a strong XI, with Simon Mignolet in goal and Raheem Sterling starting in attack.

Lazar Markovic joins Sterling and Lambert in attack. While Adam Lallana is alongside Rossiter and Lucas in midfield.

Jose Enrique makes his first start for Liverpool since last October.

Former Liverpool defender Daniel Ayala is in the Middlesbrough line-up.

Kick off at Anfield is 7.45pm.

Liverpool: Mignolet, Manquillo, Toure, Sakho, Enrique, Lucas, Rossiter, Lallana, Sterling, Markovic, Lambert.

Subs: Jones, Sktrel, Moreno, Williams, Suso, Borini, Balotelli.

Middlesbrough: Blackman; Fredericks, Ayala, Omeruo, Friend; Adomah, Leadbitter, Clayton, Reach; Tomlin, Kike.

Subs: Dimi, Husband, Gibson, Nsue, Vossen, Bamford, Wildschut.

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