Liverpool fans have offered mixed reactions on social media after the Reds were drawn against Arsenal in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.
On the one hand, a home draw against a top side adds considerable excitement to the least prestigious domestic competition.
But on the other, some fear that the untested young players who looked so promising against MK Dons – the likes of Curtis Jones, Harvey Elliott and Rhian Brewster – might be left out of the line-up for such a tricky fixture in favour of established talent.
Below are a selection of the split opinions. Overall, excitement was probably the prevailing emotion.
A decent fourth-round draw for #LFC in that they can name a much-changed team again because Arsenal likely will as well, and being at Anfield probably makes them favourites to progress. Hopefully the young players who featured tonight will get another chance as a result.
— David Lynch (@LynchStandard) September 25, 2019
Liverpool vs Arsenal. Be harder to start all the youngsters, now.
— Ben Webb (@BenWebbLFC) September 25, 2019
Harvey Elliott, Curtis Jones and Rhian Brewster licking their lips knowing they’ll get a go at the Arsenal defence.
— Leanne Prescott (@_lfcleanne) September 25, 2019
Big home draw 😍
Going to be a real test for our youngsters against Arsenal's, who seemed to be seriously impressive against Forest.
— David Comerford ⚽️🏁 (@Dave_Comerford) September 25, 2019
Probably the biggest test the young reds could have faced. Arsenal’s youth system is very impressive.
— Steve Heighway (@AndruConnell) September 25, 2019
Nothing changes, same team, great for youth players.
— Mr.Singh (@Harpz16) September 25, 2019
Ugh. So annoying because I'd rather we didn't play a single nailed on starter in this competition.
— _Spillane (@MaubeN_) September 25, 2019
At least Elliott and Brewster will get a big stage to ball 🤩🤩 pic.twitter.com/626Qwyfc2L
— mboopi (@boardmanburner) September 25, 2019
I hate this rubbish. Why do we #LFC always get the difficult draws and ManCity get a stroll in fixture all the time? Unfortunately Klopp doesn't even seem interested in the Carabao cup. I fear genuinely for our Anfield records.
— PlanetShaker (@Jibiya03) September 26, 2019
— Mcleavo 🐐🔴💉 (@Mcleaveo) September 25, 2019
Man City get Southampton & we get Arsenal. Typical. Lol
— Nabīl 🇵🇰🇲🇦📿 (@Nabzii_7860) September 25, 2019
Harvey Elliot that is all
— beano (@beano167) September 25, 2019