Confirmed Liverpool line-up: Klopp makes 11 changes for Tottenham clash
By Alex Stevens
Liverpool have made 11 changes to their starting XI for Tuesday’s League Cup showdown against Tottenham.
Manager Jurgen Klopp has given breathers to the team that beat Hull 2-1 in the Premier League on Saturday, although he has named a strong bench for the fourth-round clash.
Trent Alexander-Arnold, 19, make his Liverpool debut at right-back and fellow academy product Ovie Ejaria, 18, is named in the starting XI for the first time.
The side will be captained by Lucas, who will play in central defence alongside Ragnar Klavan, with Alberto Moreno recalled at left-back and Alexander-Arnold on the right flank. They will be supported in goal by Simon Mignolet.
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Georginio Wijnaldum is recalled in midfield, where he will be joined by anchorman Kevin Stewart and Marko Grujic.
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Klopp has selected a front three of Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi and Ejaria.
Dejan Lovren, Nathaniel Clyne, Adam Lallana, Emre Can, Loris Karius and Sadio Mane are named on the substitute’s bench, alongside Danny Ings.
Six of the senior stars all started against West Brom on Saturday.
Liverpool currently sit third in the Premier League table, a point and two places better off than Tottenham.
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