CM) Emre Can
Can needs to grab any opportunity that becomes available to him as he attempts to establish himself as our first choice in the centre of midfield. He’s made decent progress thus far but this competition could be a real opportunity for him to shine in his favoured position.
CM) Joe Allen
The Welshman hasn’t featured at all so far this season due to injury and this could be a good competition to give him a gentle way back into the first-team set up. He’s very much our fourth choice midfielder at the moment and he’ll need to put in some good performances in order to start moving back up again.
RW) Jordon Ibe
After a stunning pre-season campaign, it’s not been the best of starts to the Premier League season for Jordon Ibe, who has been largely frustrated by the opposition defenders who he’s come up against thus far – culminating in him losing his place in the team against Arsenal and West Ham. A chance to get back to his best here.
AM) Roberto Firmino
The Brazilian needs the games to come thick and fast as he continues to adapt to life in English football. This is a prime opportunity to rest Coutinho and play his compatriot in his favoured number ten position just behind the main central striker.
LW) Divock Origi
Origi is still waiting for his competitive debut in a Liverpool shirt, having been an unused substitute for each of our first four league games. This has to be the competition where he makes his mark, even if Brendan Rodgers is forced to push him out wide to accommodate our likely formation.