Predicted Liverpool line-up to face Aston Villa
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Predicted Liverpool line-up to face Aston Villa

Liverpool face the trip to Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup quarter final.

Neil Critchley will oversee the side whilst Jurgen Klopp has traveled for the Club World Cup.

With most of the first team currently in Qatar the stand-in Liverpool boss will have to rely on a youthful squad.

Here’s our view on who’ll get the nod for tonight’s game.

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Caoihmin Kelleher

The Irish shot stopper has impressed in the previous two rounds. He’ll start in goal and needs to be on top form to keep out a strong Aston Villa side.

Tony Gallacher

Young full-back Tony Gallacher is expected to start despite not making an appearance so far this season. After impressing at youth level he was believed to be in line for a first team debut when Andy Robertson was sidelined with injury last month.

Ki-Jana Hoever

The Dutch 17-year-old missed the last round of this competition due to international duty. However the round before that against MK Dons he looked a top player and even got himself a goal

Sepp van den Berg

Since joining the club this summer Van den Berg has been ever present in the Liverpool youth sides. One of Jurgen Klopps favourites in cup competitions he’ll start at centre back.

Morgan Boyes

The 18-year-old Welsh youth international Morgan Boyes should make his first team debut tonight. He will make up an inexperience centre back pairing with Van den Berg at Villa Park.

Pedro Chirivella

At 22-years-old Pedro Chirivella will be Liverpool’s oldest player tonight. The Spaniard is expected to captain Neil Critchley’s young side.

Herbie Kane

After impressing on-loan at Doncaster Rovers last season Herbie Kane has continued his form in our U23’s side. Besides a cameo earlier in the season against MK Dons, Kane has had no first team involvement. He’ll want to impress on this rarest of occasions.

Elijah Dixon-Bonner

The 18-year-old midfielder has impressed at youth level this season. He’s been a mainstay Neil Critchley’s midfield and will continue to be so against Aston Villa

Luis Longstaff

Another senior debutante is Luis Longstaff. He’ll likely start on the Liverpool left wing. The 18-year-old has been in goof form for our U23 side making 10 appearances and scoring three goals.

Harvey Elliott

One of three Liverpool players to earn a late call up to the the Club World Cup squad. He’ll jet off to Qatar straight after this game. First things first though he’ll look to pick up where he left off in the last round against Arsenal.

Layton Stewart

Prolific goalscorer Layton Stewart is likely to get the nod to start up top. Rhian Brewster is currently nursing an injury and Stewart has been in fantastic form so far this season. He deserves to make his debut tonight.

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