Liverpool will entertain Leicester City at Anfield this Wednesday night as they look to earn a win in the third round of the EFL Cup. The Reds managed to secure a comfortable 3-1 win over West Ham United recently which will keep them in high spirts ahead of this home game.
Jurgen Klopp will stick with his favoured 4-3-3 formation and could make a lot of changes to his starting XI in midweek. Ben Doak, Diogo Jota and Cody Gakpo are all expected to play from the start of this contest at Merseyside.
4-3-3 Liverpool Predicted Lineup To Face Leicester City
Caoimhín Kelleher will feature in between the sticks for the Reds after conceding one goal against LASK in his last outing. Jarell Quansah could get a chance to impress alongside Ibrahima Konate at the centre of Liverpool’s backline as they try to keep things solid on the defensive end of the pitch.
Stefan Bajcetic will probably get the nod to fill in as a makeshift right-back while Kostas Tsimikas looks to impress on the other side as the left-back. Both of them would be eager to get forward and join in on the attack at every chance they get.
Joe Gomez will provide cover for the defensive positions on the bench.
Ryan Gravenberch, Wataru Endo and Harvey Elliott will make up Klopp’s midfield three. Their main focus would be to control the flow of the game in the middle of the park and orchestrate some decent chances for their teammates up top.
Alexis Mac Allister will have to be content with a spot on the bench but might come on to make an impact in the second half if needed.
Diogo Jota will get a chance to make a difference from the left flank while Ben Doak hopes to put his pace to good use on the right. Jota came on as a substitute to score versus West Ham, so his confidence will be high ahead of this game against the Foxes.
Cody Gakpo will lead the line for the Merseyside club in the final third. The Dutch talent has to find a way to cause a few problems for the Leicester defenders in midweek.
Mohamed Salah and Darwin Nunez will be named on the bench as they wait for their chance to influence the game in the final quarter if the Reds are in need of a goal by then.