Confirmed: Liverpool under-21 line-up v Southampton - Sinclair starts, Rossiter benched

Here is the Liverpool under-21 side to take on Southampton in the under-21 Premier League this evening.

Liverpool under-21s: Ward, Randall, Maguire, Stewart, Jones, Williams, McLaughlin, Phillips, Sinclair, Brannagan, Wilson

Subs: Rossiter, Vigouroux, Trickett-Smith, O’Hanlon, Cleary

Liverpool’s youngsters head into the under-21 game against Southampton this evening looking to bounce back after defeat in their last match against Manchester City.

Liverpool have one of the best youth team systems in the country and it’s a great chance for the young Reds to show Brendan Rodgers that they should be the next in line for a shot with the first team.

Southampton won’t be pushovers and they carry momentum into the game having defeated Norwich City 2-0 in their last match. However, they have conceded more goals than Liverpool, which the Reds will be looking to cash in on.

A win for Liverpool or the Saints moves them onto ten points, which would put them just one point behind Manchester City who currently sit at the top of division one in the under-21 Premier League.

FIFA World Cup 2018FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia - click here for all of our coverage...

Register for LIVERPOOL team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch