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Liverpool stars arrive at Anfield ahead of Chelsea Carabao Cup clash with Klopp set to ring changes

Liverpool arrive at Anfield ahead of Chelsea Carabao Cup clash with Jurgen Klopp set to ring changes

  • Liverpool’s stars have arrived at Anfield ahead of their clash with Chelsea
  • The rivals meet in the Carabao Cup third round before Saturday’s league match 
  • Reds manager Jurgen Klopp is expected to rotate his squad on Wednesday
  • Summer signings Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri are in line to start at Anfield  

Liverpool have arrived at Anfield for their Carabao Cup clash with Chelsea.

The Premier League frontrunners go head to head on Wednesday evening in the first of two encounters in four days, with the second coming at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. 

And ahead of the first instalment of what plans to be an explosive confrontation between the two in form sides, the likes of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and manager Jurgen Klopp were seen making their way into Anfield as Liverpool stepped up their preparations.

Liverpool’s stars have arrived at Anfield ahead of their Carabao Cup clash with Chelsea

Roberto Firmino (pictured) could be rested for the third-round game on Merseyside

Roberto Firmino (pictured) could be rested for the third-round game on Merseyside

Jurgen Klopp (left) plans to rotate his squad, with Daniel Sturridge a potential starter

Sturridge has often found himself behind Roberto Firmino in Klopp's normal 4-3-3 setup

Jurgen Klopp (left) plans to rotate his squad, with Daniel Sturridge (right) a potential starter

Earlier on Wednesday, the squad met at Melwood in the first part of their usual pre-match routine.

Like with every home fixture, the Reds then get a coach to their hotel before later taking the team bus to Anfield.

Currently challenging on all fronts, Liverpool face a busy schedule of four games in 11 days, starting on Wednesday against Chelsea. 

As such, manager Jurgen Klopp is set to make a number of changes for Wednesday’s cup tie, withBrazil midfielder Fabinho, Xherdan Shaqiri, Daniel Sturridge and Dominic Solanke all set to feature.

Many have found it difficult not getting regular minutes in the Premier League so far and speaking on Tuesday, Klopp admitted he understood their frustrations.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (pictured) arrives at Melwood on Wednesday morning

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (pictured) arrives at Melwood on Wednesday morning

Summer signings Fabinho (pictured) and Xherdan Shaqiri are in line to start at Anfield

Shaqiri hit the bar with a free-kick in Satirday's 3-0 win voer Southampton

Summer signings Fabinho (left) and Xherdan Shaqiri (right) are expected to start at Anfield

LIVERPOOL’S NEXT FIVE FIXTURES 

Chelsea (H) – Carabao Cup

Chelsea (A) – Premier League

Napoli (A) – Champions League

Man City (H) – Premier League

Huddersfield (A) – Premier League

‘Playing a game at 50 per cent would be a waste of time – it would not make much sense,’ said Klopp. 

‘I don’t put pressure on each player. I really see this opportunity. The boys have to prove themselves constantly. I want to see a really good football game and I want us to win.

‘That’s how we will try to make the line-up. The pressure is already there. If you don’t perform, it’s difficult to improve your situation. But the situation of nobody in this team at the moment is bad. What you have to be is always 100 per cent: concentration, focus, everything.

‘You don’t think where it leads to. If I see one player with the feeling ‘oh, it’s only the League Cup’ then we could have a real problem. But there will be no player like this. It is a big football game at a sold out Anfield Road. We will be there, with all we have.’

Daniel Sturridge (pictured) could lead the line for Klopp's men in the clash at Anfield

Daniel Sturridge (pictured) could lead the line for Klopp’s men in the clash at Anfield

 

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