Liverpool To Get League Cup Started Against Northampton
Pacheco could thrive in this sort of game...
The Reds face league two side Northampton Town tomorrow night at Anfield and Roy should surely be looking to do well in this competition with the realisation that the Premier League for Liverpool this season is more than out of reach.
It would be nice however to see a mixture of youngsters play tomorrow but also a few more experienced players. Would like to see Kelly and Pacheco start, also think Poulsen could do with some game time and players like Babel. Whatever side Roy starts you can be sure it won't be a familiar one.
Northampton are currently 17th in the league with 7 points from 7 games. Liverpool find themselves 16th in the Premier League with 5 points from 5 games.
Northampton 's last three fixtures read: LWD, for Liverpool it is the exact same reading: LWD, Liverpool's however includes a European tie against Steaua Bucharest.
Liverpool still have injuries to Fabio Aurelio and Dirk Kuyt who are both still recovering from quite serious strains on their fitness. Northampton have two doubts in Ryan Gilligan and Marcus Hall.
Northampton have beaten Brighton and Reading in their run up to this stage of the League Cup and are the only League 2 side left in the competition. This perhaps being a reason in itself for them to do well tomorrow although i am sure their players need no incentive to do their best at a ground like Anfield.
A fixture for Liverpool that shouldn't pose too many problems, let's hope we can watch Roy and the lads progress tomorrow evening.