Liverpool travel to Preston North End for their round of 16 clash in the Carabao Cup.
Jurgen Klopp’s men gave Manchester United a beating last time, so the Reds will be extremely confident heading into this one.
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While Liverpool are currently second in the Premier League, Preston is ranked 19th in the Championship and has only won once in their last nine league games.
Klopp’s team is the clear favorite, and with a fairly large squad, it gives the German manager the opportunity to rotate and give minutes to those who have been benched recently.
A place in the quarterfinals is up for grabs, so Klopp is unlikely to give youth players a chance early on, but someone like Kaide Gordon, who was in the last round, may have a chance from the bench. , depending on the marker.
How Liverpool will line up against Preston
Alisson, of course, will rest and, thanks to Caoimhin Kelleher’s illness, it will be Adrian who comes closer.
Neco Williams hasn’t had much playing time this season, so it will be him flying down the right flank and Kostas Tsimikas down the left.
In the middle will be the two who did not play Man Utd: Joe Gomez and Joel Matip.
Fabinho, Thiago, Harvey Elliot and James Milner will all be lost through injury (Milner is a doubt), so a trio of Curtis Jones, Jordan Henderson and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is the most likely combination.
Mohamed Salah has been arguably the best player in the world this season, so he will have a chance to rest and prepare for the Premier League, just like Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino.
Sadio Mane, on the other hand, did not start at Old Trafford, and with progression to the key to the next round, the Senegal striker could well be deployed on the attack line.
Divock Origi and Takumi Minamino will join him, in an attack that will cause problems for Preston.