Liverpool v Leicester: English CARABAO Cup Match,Team News,Goal Scorers and Stats

Date: 27-09-2023 11:17 am (6 months ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
- at 27-09-2023 11:17 AM (6 months ago)

Date: Wednesday 27th September, 2023
Time: 7:45 pm
Stadium  Anfield
Goal Scorer:

Still blessed with a near fully-fit squad, Klopp's only two known concerns relate to Trent Alexander-Arnold (hamstring) and Thiago Alcantara (hip), the former of whom may have a slim chance of forcing his way into contention for the third-round clash.

Klopp will certainly not risk his vice-captain in an EFL Cup tie, though, while Thiago is not expected to return from his latest setback until the start of October at the earliest. Stefan Bajcetic was missing from the squad to face West Ham, but having made his belated return to action against LASK in the Europa League a few days before, his absence should not raise any alarm bells.

The Spanish starlet could occupy an inverted full-back role again here, while Ryan Gravenberch, Caoimhin Kelleher, Jarell Quansah and Ben Doak could also start in an XI similar to that of their continental starting lineup.
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Kelleher; Bajcetic, Konate, Quansah, Tsimikas; Elliott, Endo, Gravenberch; Doak, Gakpo, Jota

As for the hosts' Championship counterparts, Maresca is without the duo of Dennis Praet and Tom Cannon - both of whom are nursing back injuries - while left-back Callum Doyle suffered a knee injury against Bristol City and left the ground on crutches; the Manchester City loanee is now facing months out, Maresca has confirmed.

Former Liverpool academy product Conor Coady has recovered from a fractured foot and was on the bench at the weekend, but Maresca has adopted a cautious approach over the defender's fitness, suggesting that it would be better for the 30-year-old to build up his match fitness as a substitute before being thrown back into the starting lineup.

The Foxes are otherwise well-stocked for the trip to Anfield and ought to include several recognisable names in their first XI given the calibre of opposition, while there could be scope for Cesare Casadei, Marc Albrighton and Kelechi Iheanacho to come into the side.
Leicester City possible starting lineup:
Stolarczyk; Pereira, Faes, Vestergaard, Justin; Casadei, Ndidi, Winks; Akgun, Iheanacho, Mavididi
Prediction: Liverpool 2-0 Leicester City

Posted: at 27-09-2023 11:17 AM (6 months ago) | Hero
- gogoman at 27-09-2023 12:24 PM (6 months ago)
say no to tete
Posted: at 27-09-2023 12:24 PM (6 months ago) | Grande Master