Southampton boss Claude Puel is confident youngster Jack Stephens can fill in for Virgil van Dijk if the Dutchman is unable to shake off an injury.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said the return of Joel Matip will not single-handedly be the quick-fix solution to all their defensive problems.
Liverpool's terrible loss to Swansea has increased interest in cup competitions, which could yet provide the fans with their only hope of silverware.
Claude Puel doesn't want to start thinking ahead past Southampton's second leg match vs. Liverpool in the EFL Cup semis.
Jurgen Klopp looks for Liverpool to turn their run of form around in the EFL Cup semifinal second leg against Southampton.
There's always an element of risk in selecting a young side, but there is a lot to be gained for Harry Wilson & Co. in the second leg at Plymouth.