Three Liverpool youngsters who deserve a chance vs. Southampton
Cup football continues for Liverpool in 2017 tonight. After the embarrassment of failing to beat Plymouth Argyle at Anfield in the FA Cup on Sunday, Jurgen Klopp’s Reds face Southampton in the first leg of the EFL Cup semi-final, and it’s perhaps a welcome distraction from the intensity of a Premier League title challenge.
Klopp has often seen the cup competitions as a chance to rotate and test out the younger members of his squad. But, with his team only two matches away from a trip to Wembley, the German is expected to name something close to his strongest side to face Southampton. He came close to lifting the League Cup last season and, while the Premier League is still very much possible, the former Borussia Dortmund gaffer will be desperate to put the naysayers down and lift his first trophy in English football.
Southampton, despite their own indifferent form of late, are a challenge themselves, though. They must be taken seriously, but Klopp should give these THREE youngsters a run out too, especially as he’ll need his big guns fresh for Manchester United on Sunday…