Taking a closer look at three young Liverpool players who should feature in their upcoming League Cup clash.
When the international break ends Liverpool will be fully focused on their upcoming Premier League match against Manchester United this weekend; however, the Reds are about to see their season really take off with a series of matches in a number of different competitions.
With Europa League and Capital One Cup matches also on the horizon, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has some decisions to make in terms of team selection, and below are three young players he should pick in the League Cup clash against Carlisle United later this month:
Jordan Rossiter is an 18-year-old midfielder who made his Premier League debut against Arsenal last month.
He was on the bench a week later against Bournemouth and should get only his second senior start when the Reds host their lower league opponents.
The current captain of Liverpool’s under-21 side, Cameron Brannagan is an attacking midfielder with talent in abundance.
It is a mystery to many why Rodgers has not yet given the 19-year-old his first-team debut but the game against Carlisle could and should change that.
Jerome Sinclair made his top flight debut last season when he came off the bench in a league match against Chelsea and followed that up with a brief appearance against Crystal Palace the following week.
The 18-year-old’s long-term future remains unclear with his current contract running down, but what ever next season holds his form and talent mean he should play a part later this month.
Sinclair has scored regularly at different levels for Liverpool and this match would be his perfect chance to get his first senior goal.