Liverpool team news confirmed: Teenage gems Calvin Ramsay & Stefan Bajcetic start among wholesale changes v Derby

Liverpool are ready to take their first steps in defending their League Cup crown following a dramatic penalty shoot-out finish against Chelsea last year.

The Merseysiders have shown signs of returning to their best after picking up three points in North London thanks to a 2-1 victory over Tottenham.

However, if you take the Champions League into account, the cup competitions may prove to be the most rewarding for Jurgen Klopp’s men once again as they chase a perfect finish to the first half of the campaign ahead of the World Cup. World in Qatar.

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Caoimhin Kelleher replaces Alisson Becker in goal, as assistant boss Pep Lijnders confirmed in his pre-match press conference, behind a central defense partnership of Nathaniel Phillips and Joe Gomez.

Highly rated youngster Stefan Bajcetic starts in the middle of the park alongside Bobby Clark and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Above, Klopp has given the go-ahead to Fabio Carvalho, Layton Stewart and Melkamu Frauendorf

You can see the full team news below, courtesy of @LFC:

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