This is promising news, Reds.
Liverpool will be playing a much changed Tottenham side in the EFL Cup this month, when the two sides meet at Anfield at the end of October.
When the draw came out it looked a tough one, but a home tie verses Spurs’ second XI is pretty decent.
This is according to Tottenham’s manager Mauricio Pochettino, who confirmed as much today via the Echo because of his side’s involvement in the Champions League.
“For me, they are not kids or boys — they are players,” he began. “They can show and prove that they can compete and have the quality to stay in the first team.
“It is the same to play against Gillingham at White Hart Lane and against Liverpool at Anfield.
“They need to show. We believe in them and if my team is the same as against Gillingham or some changes, they need to prove they have quality.
“You know, always the big, big players start their career and they need to make their debut sometimes in a difficult place like Anfield.
“We are involved in Champions League and they [the younger players] are not involved in European competition so it is a good opportunity for our players who do not play too much or the younger players to build their reputation and build their career and confidence for the future.”
Liverpool have so far thrashed Burton and Derby in the EFL Cup, scoring eight goals and conceding none, so despite the fact we’re using slightly mixed XIs, Jurgen Klopp is taking it seriously.
Expect the likes of Alberto Moreno, Simon Mignolet, Lucas and Divock Origi to start, which will hopefully be enough for Spurs – who deployed this side v Gillingham last time out:
Vorm, Trippier, Carter-Vickers, Wimmer, Davies, Winks, Carroll, Lamela, Eriksen, Onamah, Janssen
Not a walkover by an stretch, but at home, Klopp should be able to choose an XI to counter Pochettino’s side.