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Liverpool's Potential Starting XIs For Their Upcoming Two Games Within 24 Hours

Liverpool's Potential Starting XIs For Their Upcoming Two Games Within 24 Hours

Liverpool's potential starting elevens for their upcoming two games in two days have been revealed.

It was reported this afternoon that Liverpool's Carabao Cup game against Aston Villa will take place on the original date of Tuesday December 17.

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The news means that Jurgen Klopp's side will have to play two games in the space of 24 hours.

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Liverpool's FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar is penned down for Wednesday 18 December.

The club have since confirmed they will be utilising two playing squads simultaneously, with one squad participating in the FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar and another in the Carabao Cup.

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The Mirror have created two separate teams for 'The Reds' to field in the competitions.

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.
Liverpool's likely first eleven.

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.
Liverpool's second eleven would still feature experienced players.

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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Liverpool cult hero Divock Origi, youngster Rhian Brewster and tricky winger Xherdan Shaqiri are featured as the attacking threat.

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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A number of young Liverpool players made an impact in the trilling 5-5 draw against Arsenal in the last round of the Carabao Cup.

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.

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.

Topics: Liverpool, Football News, Carabao Cup, Aston Villa, News, Jurgen Klopp, Qatar, Arsenal

Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelancer journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports but specialises in football & wrestling. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. Shockingly, he lived to tell the tale.

 

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