Predicted Liverpool lineup (4-3-3) vs Leicester City, Oxlade-Chamberlain starts
Jurgen Klopp is expected to rotate his first-team squad when they make the visit to the King Power Stadium to take on Leicester City in the League Cup. The Tuesday night clash offers the German with an opportunity to test his bench strength with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain set to start his first Reds game.
Klopp has literally confirmed that Danny Ward will start in goal for Liverpool, and he will become the third shot-stopper to feature between the sticks this term.
Joel Matip has been ever-present in the Reds backline this season, and he could be rested to allow Dejan Lovren accompany Ragnar Klavan in central defence. Joe Gomez will play no part in the next Champions League game through suspension, and Klopp will probably offer him a chance ahead of Trent Alexander-Arnold at right-back. Meanwhile, Andrew Robertson has not seen much playing time of late, and he could keep his place ahead of Alberto Moreno for the second game on the trot.
Klopp has already hinted that the likes of Marko Grujic and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will feature from the off, and they could feature in a midfield three alongside James Milner, who will probably play as the anchorman. Up front, Dominic Solanke could make his first competitive start for the Reds with Daniel Sturridge and Ben Woodburn likely to support him in the wing positions.
Liverpool (4-3-3): Ward; Gomez, Klavan, Lovren, Robertson; Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Grujic; Woodburn, Sturridge, Solanke