Klopp confirms clever team news for Carabao Cup clash with Chelsea


Fabinho will make his first Liverpool start following his pre-season arrival from Monaco in Wednesday's EFL Cup third-round meeting with Chelsea.

But he can't take too long to mull over the result as Chelsea have two huge clashes with Liverpool coming up this week.

Both managers are expected to make a number of changes to their first XI in midweek as they will try to keep their players well rested for the crucial league encounter.

Emerson cancelled out Sturridge's effort with ten minutes remaining of normal time and the match looked like it was heading for a penalty shootout before Hazard popped up with a solo wonder goal.

As last season's Champions League finalists tried to regroup, Maurizio Sarri's men struck again thanks to an outstanding individual strike from Hazard who finished in the top corner to seal the win. Divock Origi is back and is in contention to start.

With one eye on their upcoming Premier League battle, the teams showed eight changes apiece from their most recent league outings, with full Liverpool debutant Fabinho one of eight players on the field making their first start of the season.

Sturridge's goal came just 12 minutes after he missed a wide-open goal, much to the chagrin of Liverpool fans everywhere.

"Whoever we would have played tomorrow night, after the game we would only then start to prepare for the one on Saturday - and that's exactly how we do it now". The ankle was the problem he had after the Everton game years ago. Klopp vs Sarri is something the neutrals will be looking forward to as well considering how proactive the two teams are on the pitch.

These are players not really regarded as first-choice, yet they were determined to impress Jurgen Klopp. Seven wins in a row has cushioned what was being deemed a "nightmare" month, with hard opponents in future Premier League and Champions Leagues fixtures.

So can drinks which helped an Olympic swimmer set her fastest times in 20 years also help Liverpool to win their first league title in almost 30?

So with five teams progressing past the third-round of the League Cup this evening, what did we learn?