Tottenham expected 4-2-3-1 v Liverpool: Four academy products to start among 10 changes
By Emma Sanders
Mauricio Pochettino is expected to make up to 10 changes for Tottenham’s EFL Cup clash against Liverpool and could start at least four academy stars.
Josh Onomah, Harry Winks, Cameron Carter-Vickers and Tom Carroll are all hoping to make the starting XI for the Anfield clash.
The two teams go head-to-head in Tuesday evening’s blockbuster but Spurs expect to name a vastly changed side from the team who were left frustrated by Bournemouth on the weekend.
A place in the quarter-finals is up for grabs but Jurgen Klopp is expected to throw in a whole host of senior fringe players alongside youngsters and Pochettino is likely to do the same.
Kevin Wimmer is expected be given a start alongside Carter-Vickers, who made such a sound impression on his debut in the 5-0 demolition of Gillingham last month.
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Huge Lloris should make way for Michael Vorm in goal, whilst Ben Davies is expected to come in at left-back as Danny Rose has struggled with injury despite starting against Bournemouth on Saturday.
Kieran Trippier is expected to replace Kyle Walker on the opposite flank while Winks, Carroll and Mousa Dembele could all start in midfield.
Lamela was in the starting XI during Tottenham’s 5-0 victory against Gillingham in the last round but given Dembele has played just five games this season, he may be given the opportunity to extend his fitness.
Josh Onomah, who scored in the last EFL Cup tie will be expected to start up front while fellow youngster Marcus Edwards will also be hoping to be in the squad.
Georges-Kevin N’Koudou could also start in attack, with Vincent Janssen given an opportunity to spearhead the attack and score from open play for the first time for Spurs.
In other Tottenham team news, this first team regular is set to miss the next three games.