Report: Three youngsters in line for a Liverpool start against Bournemouth

Joao Teixeira

Three Liverpool youngsters are in line for their full debuts against Bournemouth in the League Cup on Wednesday night.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is set to give three younger players an opportunity to shine on Wednesday night when they take on Bournemouth in the League Cup at Anfield.

The Daily Mirror, among other outlets, are reporting that Connor Randall, Cameron Brannagan and Joao Carlos Teixeira are all set for their full debuts as the Reds boss freshens up his starting XI after three games in eight days. 

Adam Bogdan is also set to be given a chance to stake his claim in goal in place of Simon Mignolet, after appearing in the penalty shoot-out win over Carlisle United in the previous round.

At the moment, the Reds are in the midst of an injury crisis, especially when it comes to their attacking options, with Christian Benteke, Daniel Sturridge and Danny Ings all ruled out. 

Earlier this week, 19-year-old Brannagan signed a new contract with the Reds and has made one substitute appearance this season, in the 1-1 draw with Bordeaux in the Europa League in France last month. The Liverpool Echo reports that Joe Allen is expected to line up alongside him in the heart of the midfield. 

Randall has been around the first-team for all three of Klopp's games in charge, being an unused substitute, but the 20-year-old is expected to take the place of Nathaniel Clyne at right-back this evening. 

Teixeira has previously played one first-team game for Liverpool as a substitute in a 3-2 win over Fulham in the Premier League in February 2014, but was omitted from the Europa League and Premier League squad at the start of the season by Brendan Rodgers.

Last season he had an impressive loan spell at Brighton & Hove Albion in the Championship. His campaign was cut short with a knee injury but after impressing in training, it looks as if he will get his opportunity tonight. 

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