Harvey Elliott returns to the starting lineup which has five debutants as Liverpool get set to take on Aston Villa at Villa Park in the Carabao Cup quarter-final.
Neil Critchley has named a weakened Liverpool side to lock horns with Aston Villa, as expected, ahead of their Carabao Cup quarter-final at Villa Park.
Caoimhin Kelleher, who has started each of Liverpool’s two Carabao Cup fixtures this season starts in goal and there are two debutants in defence. Morgan Boyes and Tony Gallacher make their maiden appearance for the Liverpool first-team and are among five debutants in all.
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Gallacher starts on the left side of the Liverpool defence, with Ki-Jana Hoever deployed as the right-back. Boyes has Sepp van den Berg as his central defensive partner. In midfield, Herbie Kane makes his full debut for the Reds, while Isaac Christie-Davies turns out for the senior side for the very first time.
Kane and Christie-Davies are accompanied by Pedro Chirivella in the middle of the park. The three-pronged attack sees Harvey Elliott return, but Rhian Brewster has been unable to prove his fitness. Elliott has Thomas Hill and Luis Longstaff as his partners in the final third, with the duo making their senior debuts for Liverpool against Aston Villa.
Liverpool Starting XI: Kelleher; Hoever, van den Berg, Boyes, Gallacher; Christie-Davies, Chirivella, Kane; Elliott, Hill, Longstaff