As Liverpool prepare to face AFC Wimbledon we look at three young Reds players who could feature.
Liverpool begin their FA Cup campaign on Monday evening with an away match against AFC Wimbledon.
The League Two side are sure to be up for a match that is ripe for a potential giant-killing, especially when you consider Liverpool’s up-and-down campaign to date. But Reds manager Brendan Rodgers will see this competition as a chance for silverware come May and will ensure his players are up to the task.
While Liverpool are expected to play a strong side there is every chance Rodgers will give some of his youngers players an opportunity, either from the start or as a substitute, and here we take a look at three who could feature.
Jordan Rossiter made his senior Liverpool debut earlier this season, in a League Cup match against Middlesbrough.
The 17-year-old midfielder scored and gave a very good account of himself, so do not be surprised if he features again on Monday.
Tipped by some as the heir-apparent to Steven Gerrard, this match could be the perfect chance for the teenager to show he has the talent to one day step into the Liverpool great’s sizeable shoes.
Having recently returned from a groin injury, Suso will be raring to go and Rodgers is likely to use him from the start.
The 21-year-old winger is out of contract in the summer and it is games like this he will have to influence if the club are to offer him a new deal.
Ryan McLaughlin is a 20-year-old right-back who is yet to make his debut for Liverpool’s first-team.
That said, he has recently been training with the senior side and Monday’s fixture could be the perfect time to blood the defender.
McLaughlin is a current Northern Ireland international with plenty of potential, and a bit of luck could see him competing with the considerable number of right-backs already at the club.