Fabinho Starts - Liverpool Team vs Chelsea Confirmed

Liverpool boss has selection headache ahead of Blues Cup clash

Liverpool are playing Chelsea twice this week, necessitating the need for Klopp to rotate his squad and that could see Fabinho make his first in the famous red jersey.

After the League Cup game is wrapped up, Liverpool will head down to Stamford Bridge in order to take on Chelsea in Premier League on Saturday.

Klopp is expected to make changes to his side against Chelsea as he looks to rest some of the players who have helped the Premier League leaders win seven games out of seven in all competitions this season.

Liverpool FC are flying this term, already two points clear at the top of the Premier League table as the only team left with a 100 per cent record.

Emerson Palmieri, Davide Zappacosta, Andreas Christensen and Gary Cahill may all get the opportunity to play at Anfield. In the 24 league games it played without him last season, it won 14 and drew eight, conceding 28 goals at an average of 1.17 per game. They were all used to other football teams. "We really want to win that game", he said.

Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk faces a fitness test to be ready for tomorrow's League Cup clash with Chelsea, while fellow defender Dejan Lovren is available after shaking off a pelvic injury, manager Juergen Klopp said today.

"Xherdan Shaqiri will probably play and we are looking at such a good squad now that he could literally pick a second team of what we call star names". It's completely normal. There's no time to say, "I give you that, or that", but it will happen.

"That's pleased me the most, the impact of the boys who came in".

It would certainly please the supporters to see Fabinho get his chance in the team and they were more than impressed his performances during pre-season. Roy Hodgson's XI was full of players with little or no chance of getting into his first team - and it showed all evening.

"I have to make decisions and I will make decisions and it will be a really strong side". That's all. But at the end, it's not about changing these players' football personality.

The former Celtic and West Ham striker insists that Sturridge could have a big role to play for Liverpool in the coming months.

"He is right. We work longer together", Klopp added.

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