Jurgen Klopp has named Trent Alexander-Arnold, Marko Grujic and Ovie Ejaria in his Liverpool side to take on Tottenham Hotspur in the League Cup.
After making seven changes to his side for the previous round’s trip to Derby County, Klopp has made a full 11 alterations to the lineup that sealed a 2-1 victory at home to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.
This includes a full debut for teenage midfielder Ejaria, as well as a first senior competitive outing for the highly rated Alexander-Arnold.
As Klopp confirmed on Monday afternoon, Simon Mignolet takes Loris Karius‘ place in goal, with the Belgian assuming duties as the Reds’ cup goalkeeper.
In defence, Alexander-Arnold is joined by Lucas Leiva, Ragnar Klavan and Alberto Moreno, with Lucas and Klavan partnering each other at the back for the first time.
With Jordan Henderson suspended after receiving his fifth booking of the season last time out, Grujic is joined by Kevin Stewart and Georginio Wijnaldum in midfield.
Klopp’s forward line is much-changed from the trio that turned out against West Brom, with Ejaria, Divock Origi and Daniel Sturridge forming a impressive three-man unit.
Karius drops to the substitutes’ bench, alongside Nathaniel Clyne, Dejan Lovren, Emre Can, Adam Lallana, Sadio Mane and Danny Ings.
Victory over Spurs would seal Liverpool’s progress to the quarter-finals of the League Cup for the third season running, with Klopp setting his targets on silverware this time around.
Liverpool: Mignolet; Alexander-Arnold, Lucas, Klavan, Moreno; Stewart, Grujic, Wijnaldum; Origi, Ejaria, Sturridge
Substitutes: Karius, Clyne, Lovren, Can, Lallana, Mane, Ings
Tottenham Hotspur: Vorm; Trippier, Carter-Vickers, Wimmer, Davies; Dier, Winks; Onomah, Carroll, Nkoudou; Janssen
Substitutes: Lopez, Vertonghen, Walkes, Amos, Wanyama, Lamela, Harrison
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