By Harvey Byrne
Academy duo Ovie Ejaria and Trent Alexander-Arnold have been selected to start against Tottenham – and fans have hailed the young pair on Twitter.
The youngsters come into Jurgen Klopp’s side, as the German manager looks to give his fringe players and prospects a chance in the EFL Cup.
The club announced the team sheet on their official Twitter page ahead of the clash, which includes 11 changes from Saturday evening’s 2-1 victory over West Brom.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 25, 2016
However, it was the names of Ejaria and Alexander-Arnold which caught the fans attention on social media, with many excited by the young pair.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
@LFC ? Alexander-Arnold ? Stewart ? Ejaria ? Grujic ?
— Jack Martin (@SirJackMartin) October 25, 2016
Alexander-Arnold, Grujic, Ejaria ??
— Ujpest FC (@UjpestUK) October 25, 2016
Big nights for Alexander-Arnold and Ejaria tonight making their first team debuts #LFC
— C. (@FutbolCharlie) October 25, 2016
Alexander-Arnold,Grujic and Ejaria ???❤ https://t.co/MuF0T8uizZ
— Gambola (@Gommah76) October 25, 2016
Happy to see Ejaria and Alexander Arnold get a start even happier to see Origi and Sturridge up top together ??
— Scott Hillman (@ScottHillman1) October 25, 2016
Lucas at cb lmao. Grujic Ejaria and Alexander Arnold tho!!
— Rowly ☭ (@ThisIsRowly) October 25, 2016
Ejaria, 19, made a 77 minute substitute appearance in the last round against Derby, which marked his debut for the club following an impressive pre-season.
Meanwhile, Alexander-Arnold, 18, has never featured for the Reds senior team and will be looking to put in an impressive performance against a team which are so far unbeaten in the Premier League.
It is set to be a close encounter with just one point and two places separating the two sides in England’s top flight.
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