Liverpool are currently having a mixed season in the Premier League so far this term. The Reds have played five matches so far and have faced two draws, two wins and one embarrassing loss at the hands of Manchester City in their fourth match of the term and will hope for a better luck when they face Leicester City in the League Cup in a midweek clash.
The teams will be taking on each other in the third round of the League Cup to be played at the home of the former Premier League champions Leicester City, the King Power Stadium. Both the teams have achieved nothing special this season and will be looking to get a substantial result in their bag in order to get themselves the much-needed impetus for a good season in the League Cup.
The Reds will be expected to go in with their conventional 4-3-3 combination in the league cup against the Foxes and will be wishing for a solid defensive display, which has been a real headache for them so far this season in the Premier League. With Ragnar Klavan and Joel Matip guarding the heart of the backline, the right and left flanks might be under the watch of the English youngster Trent Alexander Arnold and Spanish left-back Alberto Moreno for the League Cup clash with Leicester City this Wednesday.
To the great relief of the Reds, their talismanic player Phillipe Coutinho is back in the side and started his first match in the midfield against Burnley. Though he looked far from his best, given that he is back from an injury, his presence on the pitch might be inspirational enough for his side to perform well in the League Cup against Leicester City. He will have the support of James Milner and Emre Can. The Reds might, however, also look to deploy Jordan Henderson and new signing Alex Oxlade Chamberlain in the place of Milner and Can to play in the midfield beside the Brazilian dazzler.
With no Sadio Mane available for the next two matches in the domestic competition, both of which are against Leicester City, the Reds might turn to using the same trio of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Daniel Sturridge to lead their attack and get a crucial win in their bag and kickstart their campaign in the League Cup this season.
Mignolet, Alexander Arnold, Klavan, Matip, Moreno, Milner/Henderson, Can/Chamberlain, Coutinho, Salah, Firmino, Sturridge.