Liverpool are set to make a number of changes for Tuesday’s League Cup clash with Leicester City – and that includes another change in goals.
Simon Mignolet is the Premier League goalkeeper and it looks as though Loris Karius will be starting in the Champions League – and now Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Danny Ward will be in the starting lineup at the King Power Stadium.
Jürgen Klopp: “Danny Ward will play tomorrow if nothing happens overnight.” pic.twitter.com/JcUbyVhBp2
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 18, 2017
Klopp: “I’m not sure the world is ready for such a crazy decision, a third goalkeeper in one season! Danny Ward will play tomorrow” #LFC
— Neil Jones (@neiljonesecho) September 18, 2017
Ward is Liverpool’s third-choice goalkeeper, but is rated highly by Klopp. Indeed, the manager kept him at the club this season despite interest from Huddersfield to bring him back on loan to the club where he enjoyed a productive loan spell last season and helped them achieve promotion to the Premier League.
The 24-year-old, who played for Wales at Euro 2016, made two league appearances in Klopp’s first season in charge at Anfield and will now be hoping to stake his claim for more regular first-team football.
Ward is one of three confirmed changes by Klopp in his press conference on Monday. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, a £35m deadline-day signing from Arsenal, will make his first start for his new club after two substitute appearances, while Serbian international midfielder Mark Grujic is also due to take his place from the beginning.
Klopp went on to suggest that Jon Flanagan may be in line to start too (and will definitely be in the matchday squad), but that depends on Dejan Lovren’s fitness, with Joe Gomez set to move to the centre and free up that right-back spot for Flanagan if the Croatian can’t prove his fitness.
Striker Dominic Solanke is another that could make his full Liverpool debut on Tuesday.
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