Jurgen Klopp has restored a host of his key names to his lineup for Liverpool’s League Cup semi-final first leg away to Southampton.
The Reds will be looking to put a frustrating 0-0 draw with Plymouth Argyle in the FA Cup third round behind them as they continue their push for League Cup glory this season.
Taking on a hit-and-miss Southampton side at St. Mary’s for the first of two legs in the tournament’s semi-finals, Liverpool lined up significantly stronger than at Anfield on Sunday.
Loris Karius kept his place in goal after a quiet afternoon against the Pilgrims, with Klopp looking to boost his under-fire No. 1’s confidence.
This could see the Reds line up in a diamond formation, as they did in their 6-1 victory over Southampton in the same competition last season, though preserving the 4-3-3 seems more likely.
Klopp is boosted by the return of Philippe Coutinho to his substitutes’ bench, with the Brazilian joining Simon Mignolet, Joe Gomez, Alberto Moreno, Kevin Stewart, Divock Origi and Ben Woodburn in reserve.
Southampton: Forster; Cedric, Yoshida, Van Dijk, Bertrand; Clasie, Romeu, Davis; Redmond, Tadic, Rodriguez
Substitutes: Lewis, McQueen, Stephens, Hojbjerg, Sims, Ward-Prowse, Long
Liverpool: Karius; Clyne, Lovren, Klavan, Milner; Lucas, Can, Wijnaldum; Lallana, Sturridge, Firmino
Substitutes: Mignolet, Gomez, Moreno, Stewart, Coutinho, Origi, Woodburn
UK viewers: Southampton vs. Liverpool is being shown live on Sky Sports 1 in the UK, which is available to live stream with a NOW TV day pass.
US viewers: Southampton vs. Liverpool is being shown live on beIN Sports in the US, which is available to live stream with FuboTV.