Cape Town - Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is expected to
ring the changes for Wednesday night's clash with Arsenal in the fourth round
of the English League Cup.
The Reds will be without Joel Matip and Xherdan Shaqiri when
they take on the Gunners.
Matip continues to struggle with a knee injury and will not
return to action until he is fully fit, while the Merseysiders have confirmed
that Shaqiri is unlikely to return before the next international break as he
battles with a calf injury.
There is also a question mark over whether Mohamed Salah
will play any part this season, and there is a good chance he will be rested.
The Egyptian ace picked up an ankle injury against Leicester
a few weeks ago, and although he has returned to playing, he was substituted
late on against Tottenham at the weekend after feeling the effects.
Meanwhile, Young goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher, who made his
competitive senior debut in the game against MK Dons last month, is set to keep
his place in the side.
As for Arsenal, they will welcome back Mesut Ozil as they
look for a morale-boosting win.
Granit Xhaka caused controversy with his reaction to being
substituted against Crystal Palace, and with pressure building on coach Emery,
there is a dark cloud hanging over the club at the moment.
Xhaka has been left out of the squad that travelled to
Merseyside as doubts surround whether he will keep hold of the captain's
Like Klopp, Emery is also set to shuffle his pack for
tonight's game with David Luiz, Calum Chambers and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
all set to be rested.
However, Ozil has been brought in from the cold and could
make his first appearance since September.
Kick-off is at 21:30 (SA time).
- TeamTalk Media