Liverpool FC Team News, Starting XI Prediction vs MK Dons (League Cup)


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Big news for Liverpool FC as they begin their EFL Cup campaign, with a third round tie at MK Dons tomorrow night- Naby Keita is now available for selection again. The midfielder has been out since before the UEFA Super Cup, due to a hip strain, but it remains to be seen if he will feature or not.

That’s because they don’t really need him, and they can play the kids instead. Liverpool are massive favorites in this game, and that’s something to know if you’re using a Pointsbet promo code to bet on this game. According to Oddschecker, a Liverpool win is priced at -450 while the odds for a draw is +620. MK Dons are backed to win at +1340. No reason for the Reds to play any of their high priced talent in this match, against a smaller, lower division club.

“Yes (Naby Keita may return),” said Liverpool Assistant manager Pepijn Lijnders.

“I will not give the team but he is in a really good way…he is an important player, so hopefully we can use him in the next weeks and hopefully tomorrow will be a day where he can shine.”

Meanwhile attacking midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri is ruled out due to an injured calf muscle. Additionally, Divock Origi (ankle) and Alisson Becker (calf) remain long term injury absentees.

Liverpool Starting XI Prediction vs MK Dons (EFL Cup)

Yasser Larouci      Rhian Brewster     Harvey Elliott

                       James Milner      Adam Lallana   Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

                   Ki-Jana Hoever    Dejan Lovren     Sepp van den Berg      Joe Gomez

Caoimhin Kelleher

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Also, forward Sadio Mane will not make the trip due to a knock and a dead leg suffered in the win at Chelsea on the weekend. It is not however a problem that is expected to keep him out of next weekend’s Premier League fixture.

Liverpool vs MK Dons League Cup 3rd Round FYIs

Kickoff: Wed, Sept 25, 7:45 pm, MK Dons Stadium

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