The heavily-changed XI Liverpool must field vs. Leeds

Liverpool’s season has been one of positivity so far. The Reds have started well in the Premier League – so well, in fact, that they’re counted among the favourites for the title – while the League Cup has offered similar levels of optimism.

No European football meant Jurgen Klopp’s men had to start early with a game against Burton Albion, but after passing that test they dispatched of Derby County with a routine 3-0 victory at the iPro Stadium before edging past Spurs in the last round – a game in which both teams fielded heavily-rotated starting XIs.

Now in the last eight, Leeds United – the lowest ranked team left in the competition – await, with Garry Monk’s Whites sure to be aware that, despite their good form in the Championship, they’ll be in for a tough evening on the banks of the River Mersey.

Football FanCast are predicting Klopp will go for a heavily-altered XI, changing from his habitual 4-3-3 formation to a 4-4-2 diamond set-up, with these men set to fill the shirts.