By Emma Sanders
Trent Alexander-Arnold and Ojie Ejaria are set to play for Liverpool against Tottenham in Tuesday’s League Cup showdown – and fans on Twitter expressed their excitement at seeing the duo in action.
Paul Joyce, the Merseyside correspondent of the Express, claims in a report that the Anfield academy products will be in the matchday squad for Tuesday’s clash at Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp is expected to make a number of changes to the side which defeated West Brom 2-1 on Saturday as they host Spurs at Anfield in the mid-week clash.
The academy duo both featured regularly for the club during the pre-season campaign and have been training with the first team squad on a number of occasions at Melwood.
Aexander-Arnold is yet to make his first team debut but was named in the matchday squad for Liverpool’s opening Premier League fixture against Arsenal.
The 19 year-old is a versatile operator who can play in central midfield or as a right-back, where he has been deployed by Jurgen Klopp.
Fans are looking forward to seeing Alexander-Arnold in harness with Ovie Ejaria, who was named in the squad for the Premier League clash against Chelsea and has already made his first team debut in the league cup win against Derby.
Here is a selection of the messages on Twitter:
Great chance for Grujic, Trent-Arnold and Ings tonight if they get to start. Good opposition, they all have to step up. #lfc
— Maxi Generossi (@MaxiGenerossi) October 25, 2016
Really looking forward to the game tomorrow great to hear that trent arnold,ejaria,ings and grujic probably will get the chance tomorrow
— Jonte LFC (@jontelfc86) October 24, 2016
Not many people have heard of Trent Arnold. He is such a talent. Will definitely surprise a few.
— Usman (@UsmanAhmed__) October 24, 2016
Nobody deserves to start today more than Trent Alexander-Arnold and Danny Ings but we'll see..
— sadio (@RhysLacey_) October 25, 2016
Would love it if Trent Alexander Arnold starts tonight, our biggest talent of our latest Academy generation imo
— SADIOMOMOMO (@Patrickkk1997) October 25, 2016
Trent Alexander-Arnold is going to be the real deal. Just wait on it. #LFC
— earth guelle c-137 (@iamguelle) October 24, 2016
— JULY 1ST (@rejoicejohny1) October 24, 2016
— Ben (@benstafford01) October 24, 2016
— LW (@LWhittle45) October 24, 2016
In other Liverpool team news, Roberto Firmino has posted an image on Twitter of his first professional game in a black and white kit.