Liverpool predicted XI tonight: £80,000-a-week player starts, Tsimikas out

Liverpool take on Arsenal for the second time in a week this evening, with the Carabao Cup taking precedent over league points at Anfield.

The Reds beat the Gunners 3-1 on Monday night with Sadio Mane, Andy Robertson and Diogo Jota scoring for Liverpool.

It could be all change for Jurgen Klopp this evening, with the boss set to make several changes to his line-up.

Ahead of tonight’s game, we looked at the team Liverpool could play against Arsenal in the Carabao Cup.

In goal and back four

Adrian is set to take the gloves for this evening’s game with Alisson Becker set to earn a rest.

Neco Williams should come in at right-back and James Milner could play at left-back.

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Kostas Tsimikas deputised for Andy Robertson in the last round but he looks set to miss out with a thigh problem here.

At centre-back, Fabinho could step into a position he excelled in during a recent game against Chelsea.

Alongside him, Rhys Williams did well against Lincoln and the 19-year-old could get a baptism of fire this evening.

Midfield three

As with the defence, the midfield could be all change too for the Reds.


Curtis Jones scored twice against Lincoln and he should occupy one of the midfield spots this evening.

Alongside him, Marko Grujic could earn a final Liverpool appearance before a £20 million transfer to Borussia Monchengladbach.

Completing the three could be Xherdan Shaqiri who scored a delightful free-kick in the last round.

The £80,000-a-week player will hope to shine having fallen down the pecking order.

In attack

Takumi Minamino looks to be getting to grips with English football and he should get the chance to start.

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Diogo Jota is yet to start for Reds and after his goalscoring cameo against the Gunners three days ago, he could start through the middle.

On the other flank, it seems likely that Harvey Elliott will play.

The 17-year-old is still waiting for his first senior goal and was a regular in the cup competitions last season.

Here is how Liverpool’s team might look this evening:

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