Liverpool hand first-team debuts to five players for this evening’s League Cup quarter-final against Aston Villa.
Liverpool’s first-team, alongside manager Jurgen Klopp and his usual coaches, are in Qatar for the Club World Cup, leaving a host of U23 players to line up and decide the Reds’ League Cup fate at Villa Park.
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Liverpool’s starting eleven has an average of just over 19 years, with first-team debuts for Tony Gallacher, Isaac Christie-Davies, Luis Longstaff, Morgan Boyes and Thomas Hill.
Liverpool: Kelleher, Hoever, Boyes, Van den Berg, Gallagher, Kane, Chirivella, Christie-Davies, Elliott, Hill, Longstaff.
Substitutes: Winterbottom, Clayton, Dixon-Bonner, Bearne, Clarkson, Norris, Stewart.
Aston Villa: Nyland, Elmohamady, Chester, Konsa, Taylor, Lansbury, Douglas Luiz, Hourihane, Jota, Kodjia, Trezeguet.
Substitutes: Kalinic, Guilbert, Hause, McGinn, Grealish, El Ghazi, Wesley.