CONFIRMED: Liverpool v Middlsbrough line-ups - Debut for Rossiter!

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Here are the sides as Liverpool host Middlesbrough in the League Cup this evening.

Liverpool: Mignolet, Manquillo, Toure, Sakho, Enrique, Lucas, Rossiter, Lallana, Sterling, Markovic, Lambert

Subs: Jones, Skrtel, Moreno, Williams, Suso, Borini, Balotelli

Middlesbrough: Blackman; Fredericks, Ayala, Omeruo, Friend; Adomah, Leadbitter, Clayton, Reach; Tomlin, Kike

Subs: Dimi, Husband, Gibson, Nsue, Vossen, Bamford, Wildschut

Liverpool will be the strong favourites going into this game and looking to react to the 3-1 defeat the side suffered at West Ham United last weekend.

Brendan Rodgers has called on his side to stop conceding silly goals and there will be a chance for plenty of fringe players to come into the first team and impress the North Irishman.

Middlesbrough have been one of the form sides in the Championship over the first part of this season, rising to a position currently in the play-off places.

They have been solid at both ends of the pitch which suggests that they will be a difficult team for Liverpool to break down and will be dangerous against Rodgers’ side on the counter attack.

The trick for Boro is going to be withholding when Liverpool get on the ball and prove away looking weaknesses in their back four.

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