Here are three kids who could start for Liverpool against Wolves in their FA Cup replay. The Reds may ring the changes.
Jurgen Klopp may overhaul the Liverpool XI next week. The Reds will travel to face Wolves in the FA Cup but it comes right in between two massive Premier League fixtures.
First comes Brighton this weekend, with Chelsea four days after the cup tie. It’s essentially impossible for Klopp to play his best XI in all three – the team he chose for the original tie at Anfield.
Thus it is likely time to ring the changes and bring in the kids for Wolves. It may feel like throwing the game but with the Premier League proving to be such a struggle, we’re not sure Klopp has a choice.
So with that in mind, here are three youngsters we’re excited to see start the fixture.
Liverpool vs Wolves in FA Cup replay
We’re massive fans of Ben Doak – as is virtually everyone to have seen him play. There’s so much energy there and his belief on the ball at 17 is incredible.
Andy Robertson says his compatriot is ‘unbelievable’, and that about sums him up. We’d love to see what he can do with what would be his full Liverpool debut.
And it’s one that makes sense. Liverpool don’t actually have much cover for Mohamed Salah on the right flank, especially with recent injuries. Starting Doak on the right flank may legitimately be the best option.
Stefan Bajcetic is enjoying a breakout season and we’d like to see him get the nod here. He might already be the best backup for Fabinho in the holding midfield role.
The Spaniard will be confident, too, after his goal against Aston Villa on Boxing Day. We think it’s time to give him the nod as a starter and see what he can do in a big game.
The second Scot on this list. We simply haven’t seen anywhere near as much of Calvin Ramsay as we’d hoped this season after he arrived injury. Now looks like the right time to give him a big start, though.
Trent Alexander-Arnold must miss this fixture and Ramsay is the best-placed player to step in. We’d love to see what he can do, especially with a bit of responsibility on his shoulders.