Liverpool's association with the League Cup in recent years has been quite hit and miss.
They have won the competition three times since the turn of the Millennium, most recently in 2012 under Kenny Dalglish.
But the Reds have also suffered embarrassing defeats at the hands of lower league opposition in early rounds, with names such as Grimsby Town and Northampton Town likely to bring back haunting memories for supporters.
Notts County arrive at Anfield tonight hoping to spring a shock, and Brendan Rodgers will have to balance his team selection, with one eye on a Premier League fixture against Manchester United at the weekend.
Here is how Liverpool line-up:
Mignolet, Johnson, Cissokho, Toure, Wisdom, Allen, Gerrard, Luis Alberto, Sterling, Ibe, Sturridge.
Subs: Jones, Agger, Aspas, Coutinho, Henderson, Lucas, Borini.
What do you think of the selection?
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