Liverpool’s possible XI v Bournemouth: Mario Balotelli & Mamadou Sakho could start

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Reds expected lineup for the League Cup quarterfinal with Championship table-toppers…

Liverpool face Bournemouth on Wednesday evening, and manager Brendan Rodgers has to measure up which players need resting before the weekend clash with Arsenal, and which players will ensure us a victory at Dean Court.

Here’s who we reckon he might go for…

GK) Brad Jones

Rodgers has stated that Simon Mignolet has been taken out of the firing line for an indefinite period, meaning his Australian understudy should start again between the sticks.

DR) Javier Manquillo

Manquillo could come in for Glen Johnson at right-back, meaning the Englishman will be fresh for the Arsenal clash at the weekend. He can expect a tricky battle with Bournemouth’s winger Marc Pugh – who’s notched six Championship goals this term.

DL) Jose Enrique

Enrique and Alberto Moreno are seemingly rotating the left-back spot right now, with the younger Spaniard playing the full 90 against United. Most fans would prefer him to start versus Arsenal as well, meaning Enrique could be used in the League Cup.

DC) Kolo Toure

Toure hasn’t put a foot wrong in recent weeks, and should be recalled, alongside returning Frenchman Mamadou Sakho, at the expense of Martin Skrtel and Dejan Lovren – neither of whom have done particularly well during the course of the season.

DC) Mamadou Sakho

Sakho hasn’t played since September due to injury, and can expect to be eased back into first-team action, starting in the League Cup away at Bournemouth.

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