Liverpool continue their Champions League campaign with a trip to Danish side FC Midtjylland tonight with the Reds having already sealed top spot in Group D.
Jurgen Klopp’s men secured first place in the group with a 1-0 victory against Ajax earlier this month.
Curtis Jones netted in fine fashion to ensure the club finished in pole position with a game to spare. That has afforded Klopp the luxury of giving some new faces a chance amid the crowded fixture schedule.
Klopp told the club’s official website: “It’s new for us obviously that the last group-stage game is not a must-win or must-result game. That’s true. But we want to use that, not to suffer from it.
Liverpool – ‘one or two new faces’
“It gives us the chance to field a strong side, (which is) what we will do. But yes, one or two new faces, for sure, will be in as well, so we have to do that.”
We take a look at three youngsters who could feature for the Reds in their upcoming European clash.
The towering defender turned 18 last month and has been on the bench three times for the senior side.
He played only 45 minutes for the under-18s on Saturday. The could be a sign he’s in line to become yet another addition to Klopp’s revolving back line this season.
The 19-year-old midfielder has watched from the bench in all five of Liverpool’s Champions League games this season – but could finally get his chance in Denmark.
The move would allow essential time off for the likes of Jordan Henderson and Georginio Wijnaldum. The latter has played the most minutes for the Reds in the current European campaign.
Clarkson is another midfielder looking to impress and another who could get his chance to do just that because of the injury issues Liverpool have had this season.
Thiago, James Milner, Xherdan Shaqiri and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain remain sidelined, meaning the 19-year-old could be thrown into action at the MCH Arena tonight.
The match kicks off at 5.55pm BST and is available to watch on BT Sport.