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The Carabao Cup has suffered badly in recent seasons, with even clubs outside the Premier League now choosing to field second-string teams.

Klopp is expected to make changes to his side against Chelsea as he looks to rest some of the players who have helped the Premier League leaders win seven games out of seven in all competitions this season. It had problems at the back, particularly at the heart of its defense.

"For the Champions League, it's not always the best team that wins it".

But this year, thanks to around $300 million of spending, Liverpool has addressed those issues.

As Van Dijk was brought off against Southampton, he did not receive his clean sheet points which would have taken that particularly tally to 100 for the season, though he still boasts an impressive 374 points this campaign.

John Hartson insists Daniel Sturridge can still be a "great player" for Liverpool FC this season.

"The only position I will confirm today is Simon - Simon will start". Adam Lallana's return from injury has gone nearly unnoticed, but he could slot in either in midfield or in the forward line.

"Like, let me say, a very famous movement here was Phil Coutinho".

In truth, Origi would have been highly unlikely to be included in the squad for the game at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening but he would have been in consideration for the Carabao Cup game at Anfield on Wednesday night.

When Alisson Becker signed for Liverpool in a deal worth £67million, many people believed that Mignolet's career as a Red was over but when Loris Karius moved to Besiktas on a two-year loan deal, the Belgian stayed on Merseyside. You have a competitive game and you play the kids?

And he doesn't buy suggestions Jurgen Klopp needs more signings to get the job done.

Liverpool welcome Chelsea in the League Cup on Wednesday and this is the first time that both these teams will meet against each other in a span of just four days. Cesc Fabregas is in midfield with Ross Barkley and Mateo Kovacic, while Victor Moses, Willian and Alvaro Morata are the attacking threats.

Dejan Lovren "looks ready" and Dominic Solanke could also find himself involved as part of a front three rotation. Liverpool's longest period without a trophy since the middle of the last century.