Diogo Jota makes his full debut for Liverpool in what is a very heavily rotated side as the Reds prepare to take on Arsenal in the Carabao Cup fourth round.
Jurgen Klopp has rung in the changes, naming almost an entirely new starting lineup that took to the field against Arsenal earlier this week as Liverpool get set to lock horns with the Gunners once again, this time in the Carabao Cup fourth round.
The first shuffle comes in goal, with Adrian coming into the side in place of Alisson Becker. The Spaniard will be protected by a back four that has Neco Williams, James Milner and Rhys Williams returning to the side, with Virgil van Dijk the only Liverpool defender who has kept his spot from the previous game against Arsenal.
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Up ahead in midfield, Marko Grujic and Curtis Jones, who was the star of the show last weekend in the Carabao Cup against Lincoln City, return, with Takumi Minamino set to reprise the no. 10 role. Fabinho and Georginio Wijnaldum are backup options in midfield for Klopp to consider.
Finally, in attack, Diogo Jota is set to start a game for the first time since joining Liverpool. Jota will be deployed on the left side of the Liverpool attack from the looks of things, with Harry Wilson starting on the opposite flank. Interestingly, Divock Origi does not find a place in the side, with Mohamed Salah starting a second successive game against Arsenal.
Liverpool Starting Lineup: Adrian, Neco Williams, Rhys Williams, van Dijk, Milner, Grujic, Jones, Wilson, Minamino, Jota, Salah