Liverpool are set to take on relegated outfit Leicester City in the third round of the Carabao Cup.
The Foxes have begun their Championship campaign with a near-perfect record, winning all but one of their opening eight second division fixtures to leave them at the top of the table heading into October.
The Merseysiders, on their end, have equally enjoyed an impressive start to the 2023/24 season, with a midfield rebuild already paying dividends.
Ahead of Caoimhin Kelleher in between the sticks, we at Empire of the Kop are backing Jurgen Klopp to go with a centre-back partnership of Joel Matip and Jarell Quansah.
In the middle of the park, Wataru Endo should be given another chance to showcase his talents following his Liverpool move along with fellow summer signing Ryan Gravenberch and Harvey Elliott.
Up top, what we’d now imagine to be our favoured starting trio in Luis Diaz, Darwin Nunez and Mo Salah will likely be rested in favour of Diogo Jota, Cody Gakpo and Ben Doak.
EOTK’s Predicted XI: Kelleher, Tsimikas, Quansah, Matip, Gomez, Endo, Gravenberch, Elliott, Jota, Gakpo, Doak