Klopp reportedly wanted Leeds' Rob Green as back-up, but should Leeds drop him?

Leeds United's Robert Green

Should Rob Green play for Leeds United against Liverpool?

Leeds United have a big decision to make this evening when they visit Liverpool in the EFL Cup over who plays in goal.

Rob Green is the established number one, but Marco Silvestri is the player responsible for Leeds reaching the quarter-finals, after his heroics in the penalty shootout against Norwich.

Leeds United's Robert GreenLeeds United's Robert Green

With Liverpool set to rotate their own side, Green is a player who very easily could have been lining up for the home side at Anfield.

The Daily Express reported in January this year that Jurgen Klopp was considering making a surprise move for Rob Green, then at QPR.

Liverpool would have used him only as a back-up, and at present have Simon Mignolet and summer signing Loris Karius competing for spots. 

Ex-England international Rob Green would have been just a stop gap, and may have landed a better deal by signing for Leeds United, where he is first choice even at the age of 36.

Newcastle United's Dwight Gayle scores their first goal after Leeds United's Rob Green fumbles the ballNewcastle United's Dwight Gayle scores their first goal after Leeds United's Rob Green fumbles the ball

His time at Elland Road has not been without errors, with a couple of high profile mistakes against QPR and Newcastle United, most recently just 10 days ago.

Dropping him for this big fixture is not ludicrous by any stretch, and would be a show of loyalty to Marco Silvestri after his efforts in the last round.

Liverpool are without attacking threats Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge, and while their side is going to be packed with talent, a heroic goalkeeping performance could help Leeds compete. Fortunately they have two competent options, and Garry Monk has a touch choice to make.

Leeds United's Marco SilvestriLeeds United's Marco Silvestri

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