Liverpool begin their EFL Cup protection on Wednesday as they welcome League One membership Derby County to Anfield. The Reds confirmed symptoms and symptoms of locating a few consistency once more of their win at Tottenham closing week, despite the fact that Jurgen Klopp is anticipated to make many adjustments to his line-up.
Liverpool vs Derby County Carabao Cup Round 3
Back in February, Kepa Arrizabalaga`s skied spot kick at Wembley passed the Reds their 9th crown withinside the competition, a brand new report that they’ll appearance to increase this campaign.
First up are League One facet Derby, who closing received at Anfield nearly 24 years to the day of this third-spherical encounter.
Derby will welcome returned skilled midfielder Conor Hourihane for this one after suspension, however Eiran Cashin might be banned after his crimson card withinside the FA Cup closing week.
- Competition: English League Cup
- Round: 3
- Stadium: Anfield
- Referee: Tony Harrington
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Long-time period absentees Joel Matip, Luis Diaz, Arthur and Diogo Jota are nonetheless absent for Liverpool, at the same time as Naby Keita and James Milner also are out however ought to go back for Saturday`s conflict with Southampton.
Several fringe gamers taken into consideration for begins offevolved regardless, with Caoimhin Kelleher showed to be changing Alisson Becker after starring en course to the crown for the Reds closing time period, scoring the title-clinching penalty towards Chelsea withinside the final.
Nat Phillips, Kostas Tsimikas, Fabio Carvalho and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain ought to additionally be taken into consideration for begins offevolved, and there ought to also be spots withinside the XI for Calvin Ramsay and Stefan Bajcetic, with each gamers hoping to make their complete senior debuts for the Reds.
As for Derby, centre-again Cashin will now no longer serve a suspension right here after the membership effectively appealed his purple card withinside the FA Cup, in which Conor Hourihane turned into again from a ban of his personal to make the bench.
Joseph Anang, Curtis Davies, James Chester and Tom Barkhuizen are injured for the visitors, however Jason Knight is now again in contention. David McGoldrick turned into additionally absent thru infection on the weekend and could want a once-over too.
McGoldrick turned into one in all most effective gamers to drop out of the Derby beginning XI for the ride to Torquay, and Warne ought to stay with a comparable setup right here, however Richard Stearman is pushing for inclusion on the again.
Predicted Starting XI
Liverpool expected starting lineup: Kelleher; Ramsay, Gomez, Phillips, Tsimikas; Elliott, Bajcetic, Oxlade; Chamberlain- Carvalho; Firmino, Nunez
Derby County expected starting lineup: Wildsmith- Smith, Forsyth- Cashin, Roberts- Mendez-Laing- Hourihane, Bird- Dobbin- Osula, Collins