Chelsea drop Eden Hazard selection hint ahead of Liverpool clash

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The Reds welcome Chelsea to Anfield on Wednesday night in the third round of the competition, as they look to end their six-year trophy drought.

"It's about positioning, reaction, spaces - defensively closing them and offensively using them".

Anfield will host the League Cup showdown against two teams who are arguably considered as favorites to win the competition.

Jorginho has played every game so far and with their countries success at the World Cup, N'Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic have played a lot of football recently.

A run all the way to the final would consist of 6 fixtures - the same as in the group stage as the Champions League - and it does represent a significant opportunity for Klopp approaching his 3rd year anniversary at the club.

"I think they have the potential to do really well in both competitions - and when I say "really well" I mean win them".

The player himself said the deal was freakish, and told Belgian publication Het Laatste Nieuws: "Nobody has said anything to me after the departure of Loris".

"That's completely normal. There's no time frame to say: "I give you that, I give you that, I give you that".

Unfortunately, a reported injury to Ruben Loftus-Cheek will keep him out for Wednesday's game so Ethan Ampadu may get a chance to impress. "We work longer together".

"I will not name a number of changes".

Liverpool and Chelsea are both unbeaten this season and are now first and third in the Premier League respectively.

"So, that's the line-up and all the guys in defence, where we changed the most, really deserve to play". "Playing a game at 50 per cent would be a waste of time".

The more important clash is the Premier League head-to-head on Saturday, so it would appear that this would be the flawless time for numerous first-choice players to be rested.

Waiting patiently for Fabinho to adapt to Liverpool's style of play could be the ideal way for Klopp to introduce him to devastating effect during the tough winter months. Let us know what you think of the full starting eleven in the comments!

"And then making a few more changes makes sense because we need fresh legs tonight and Shaq showed he is ready, Daniel showed he is more than ready and Naby has to play tonight, that was clear. It depends on us how long we will play them".