A match preview for the encounter between Liverpool and Notts County.
Where: Anfield, Liverpool
When: Tuesday August 27, 2013 19:45
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Liverpool will welcome League One strugglers Notts County to Anfield on Tuesday night by making several changes from the side that overcame Aston Villa by a goal to nil at the weekend.
New summer signing Luis Alberto is expected to be included, whilst fellow youngsters Raheem Sterling and Andre Wisdom are also likely to see some match time.
Brendan Rodgers won’t want to deviate from his preferred starting line up too much, though, as he will want to maintain the cohesion within the side that has enjoyed a 100% start to the season.
County have yet to beat Liverpool on their own ground in the past 12 meetings, and have failed to score in their last five attempts.
Manager Chris Kiwomya has injury concerns over several of his start men.
Skipper Dean Leacock, Alan Sheehan, Enoch Showunmi and Danny Haynes all missed the home league defeat to Stevenage on Saturday and will all face late fitness tests.
Notts County don’t have a good record within this competition, however, and their first round victory over Fleetwood Town was their first League Cup win since 2010, having been knocked out in the first round for the previous three years.