MK Dons v Liverpool: Second string Reds should have enough
A much-changed Liverpool should still have too much for MK Dons in the Carabao Cup, says Andy Schooler… You can refer to the best free soccer tips share with us!
MK Dons v Liverpool
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Liverpool have conquered Europe under Jurgen Klopp and look well on the road to finally ending their 30-year wait for a Premier League title too.
However, domestic cup success has remained elusive for the German.
Now in his fourth full season at Anfield, the best Klopp has managed in the League and FA Cups in those seasons is a semi-final run in the former - although that came in a campaign when Liverpool did not have any European commitments to fulfil.
European football has been firmly back on the agenda in the past two campaigns, the Reds reaching finals in both - and winning just one domestic cup tie out of four.
Keeper set for debut
All of their defeats in those ties have admittedly come against Premier League opposition but Klopp has regularly rung the changes for such matches and Wednesday's clash with MK Dons may well see the full XI replaced- According lớn the under 2.5 soccer tip page!
Young keeper Caoimhin Kelleher looks set for his debut but the depth in the Liverpool squad is much better than it was when Klopp arrives almost four years ago and he'll still be able lớn put out a very recognisable team, one set to include the likes of England internationals Joe Gomez, Adam Lallana and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
At least the hosts probably won't have lớn face the famous triumvirate of Salah, Firmino and Mane but even if they are up against an almost entirely second-string side, it's hard to make a strong case for them.
They sit just 15th in League One having failed lớn generate any consistency. They've won four and lost five of the league games so far and on Saturday hit a season low when losing 1-0 at home to a Southend side who had won one point from eight games prior to their arrival at Stadium MK.
lớn underline the Dons' inconsistency, Southend were the side they beat 4-1, away, in the last round of this competition.
Only one of their wins has come against a team currently in the division's top 10 (Blackpool).
Experienced boss Paul Tisdale has put plenty of faith in young striker Sam Nombe but after back-to-back shut-outs, there have been calls for him lớn be replaced or given a strike partner.
Sadly for the Dons, one of their decent forward options, Rhys Healey, has a thigh strain and looks set to miss out again.
Business as usual
Former Premier League defender Russell Martin adds experience at the back but it's still not a team that looks likely to land the 17.00 upset.
Liverpool are acca fodder only in the win market at 1.21, while the draw is on offer at 7.60.