Five exciting Liverpool youngsters who deserve a chance v Carlisle

A look at five Liverpool youngsters who could get a shot in the Capital One Cup this week.

Liverpool host Carlisle United on Wednesday in the Capital One Cup full well knowing they cannot afford a defeat to the League Two side.

Yet under pressure manager Brendan Rodgers could well decide to use the game as an opportunity to bring in young players as he did in the Europa League last week.

Here are five teenagers who deserve a chance to show what they can do...

Jordan Rossiter

Rossiter is the Liverpool player closest to the first team, coming on as a substitute against Arsenal last month. He also started last week against Bordeaux and performed well, indicating he is deserving of another opportunity. It would be a surprise not to see Rossiter given a further option to stake his claim for a regular role.

Pedro Chirivella

Ex-Valencia youngster Pedro Chirivella came on as a first half substitute against Bordeaux and did not let himself down. It will be interesting to see if the former Spain under-18 captain can go onto make a name for himself in front of the Anfield crowd. He was named in May by chief Liverpool scout David Vizcaino as the club's next breakthrough player, The Mirror reported.

Cameron Brannagan

19-year-old attacking midfielder Cameron Brannagan made the bench several times last season for Liverpool's first team but is still waiting on his debut. The Independent claimed in 2014 that he had even caught Barcelona's eye, and a big performance from him against Carlisle could even put expensive summer signing Roberto Firmino under pressure.

Daniel Cleary

Irish youth international Daniel Cleary was part of the travelling squad which flew out to Bordeaux last week. The youngster is a centre-back, a position in which the Reds could dearly do with a breakout talent rising through the academy. He featured in pre-season for the first team and will be disappointed if he is not involved on Wednesday night.

Jerome Sinclair

Jerome Sinclair was handed his debut in the League Cup at just 16-years-old by Brendan Rodgers. Three years on the talented forward is still waiting for his big breakthrough, and could relish a start against the club's League Two opponents. A candidate for a loan move, Liverpool have kept him around, and it would be a shame if they had done so only not to play him in this fixture.

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