The Serb put in excellent back-to-back Carabao Cup displays, but will he still be a Liverpool player after the transfer window closes on Monday night?
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Klopp’s men came up against an inspired Bernd Leno as the German denied Liverpool passage into the next round. OLIVER LAWRENSON picks out the Reds’ winners and losers from the game.
DON KOPLEONE offers his ratings on a night which saw the Reds exited the Carabao Cup after losing on penalties to Arsenal.
Arsenal got revenge on Liverpool following the weekend’s result, with Mikel Arteta’s men knocking out the Reds on penalties following a goalkeeping masterclass by Bernd Leno.
The Japanese attacker starred for Liverpool with two goals and an assist in a rampant 7-2 win over Lincoln City in the Carabao Cup. SCOTT MASON backs him to build on this performance and push for more playing time in the Premier League.
DON KOPLEONE picks out the top performers from a much-changed Liverpool side that proved too much for Lincoln City.
Last season Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp was forced to play a squad of young, untested teenagers in cup games amid a packed schedule. With increased squad depth ahead of this week’s Carabao Cup tie with Lincoln City, he may not have to.
Player ratings, with a twist — in a unique situation, Don Kopleone rates the players not on their performances in the Carabao Cup quarter-final, but on what they mean for their respective chances of breaking into the first team any time soon.
One thing is for sure — that was not a 5-0 game. Still, it’s a learning experience for Liverpool’s young guns, who did themselves proud with a promising performance at Villa Park despite a heavy defeat.
While the first team head off for some winter sun and the Club World Cup in Qatar, the responsibility of continuing progress in domestic competition falls to the youngsters. It presents those who are closer to the first team with a huge opportunity to push their way into Klopp’s plans.