The Reds were knocked out in the last 16 against Man City in last season’s competition and will be looking to make an improved run this time around.
Pep Lijnders addressed the media prior to the game – as is often the case in League Cup press conferences – and gave an update on the fitness of a number of senior players.
Here is a look at who is in contention and who is missing for the clash against the Foxes:
- Trent Alexander-Arnold (hamstring) – unavailable
- Thiago (hip) – unavailable
- Conor Bradley (back) – unavailable
He is still working his way back from the hamstring injury that has kept him out since the 3-0 win against Aston Villa and it appears the weekend’s meeting with Tottenham is a more likely point for his return.
Thiago is yet to fully join back up with the squad at Kirkby and remains unavailable for selection ahead of Wednesday night’s game.
Conor Bradley is battling with a long-term back issue and is likely to be out of action until November at the earliest.
Liverpool’s available squad vs. Leicester
Defenders: Van Dijk, Konate, Matip, Gomez, Quansah, Robertson, Tsimikas
Midfielders: Mac Allister, Szoboszlai, Gravenberch, Endo, Elliott, Jones, Bajcetic, Clark
Forwards: Salah, Gakpo, Diaz, Jota, Nunez, Doak