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Liverpool's Potential Starting XIs If They Play Two Games In A Day

Liverpool's Potential Starting XIs If They Play Two Games In A Day

Liverpool's potential starting elevens if they have to play two games in the same day have been revealed.

It was reported this morning that Liverpool may have to play two games in the Carabao Cup and Club World Cup in Qatar on the same day.

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The game against Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup may be rearranged to January but it's unconfirmed if it'll go ahead.

The Mirror have created two separate teams for 'The Reds' to field on Tuesday 17th December.

It comes as no shock that the side predicted for the Club World Cup is the regular Liverpool XI we have come accustomed to under Jurgen Klopp.

Liverpool's likely first eleven. (Image Credit: PA)
Liverpool's likely first eleven. (Image Credit: PA)
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Alisson is Liverpool's undisputed number one while the back four includes Joel Matip partnering Virgil van Dijk whilst Trent Alexander-Arnold & Andy Robertson operate at full-back.

The midfield is made up of Gini Wijnaldum, Fabinho and captain Jordan Henderson.

The front three is obviously Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah.

But what about the team that would be playing at Villa Park?

Liverpool's second eleven would still feature experienced players. (Image Credit: PA)
Liverpool's second eleven would still feature experienced players. (Image Credit: PA)

Adrian finds himself in net as he's proven to be a worthy back-up to Alisson.

The back four features experience in James Milner and youth with Ki-Jana Hoever at right back.

The midfield trio also features full internationals in Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Adam Lallana.

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Image Credit: PA

Liverpool cult hero Divock Origi, youngster Rhian Brewster and tricky winger Xherdan Shaqiri.

Shaqiri is currently out via injury so that position could be filled by 16-year-old Harvey Elliott who has impressed in his two League Cup appearances this year.

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Image Credit: PA

A number of young Liverpool players made an impact on Wednesday night in the trilling 5-5 draw against Arsenal.

Sepp van den Berg and Neco Williams made debuts in defence while Curtis Jones scored the winning penalty in the 5-4 shootout win at Anfield.

However, that would leave Liverpool lacking on the bench as they aim to become Club World Champions.

A third eleven has been created in case Liverpool want to use their first team players on the bench in Qatar.

How a third Liverpool side could look.
How a third Liverpool side could look.

Many of these names will be unknown to the wider football community but a few made appearances on Wednesday.

Goalkeeper Caoimhín Kelleher and Pedro Chirivella were among those who featured and full-back Yasser Larouci was an unused substitute.

It's likely that Liverpool's team in the Carabao Cup would be a blend of first team players and young players as they aim to challenge on all fronts this season.

But Klopp will likely be hoping a rearrangement can be made to avoid this selection dilemma.

Topics: Liverpool, Football News, Carabao Cup, Aston Villa, Football, Jurgen Klopp, Club World Cup

Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelancer journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.

 

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