Predicted XI: Liverpool vs Fulham

The Reds will host Fulham for the first-leg of this season’s Carabao Cup semi-finals, with the return leg set to take place on 24 January.

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Fulham have the unenviable task of playing Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday evening.

The two Premier League outfits will contest the first-leg in Merseyside before facing each other at Craven Cottage for the return leg.

Wednesday’s clash is set to kick-off at 8pm GMT, with both teams likely to field a strong starting XI.

Fulham boss Marco Silva has been speaking to the media ahead of the tie, warning his side that tomorrow will represent a huge challenge (via Tribal Football):

“Of course it is a pride for us to come here [to the semi-final], which has never been achieved.”

“But we want more. We have huge respect for Liverpool and the quality they have. They have played well this season and they top the Premier League after all.”

“You have to have that ambition [to advance], but also understand Liverpool’s quality and the great challenge that awaits us.”

Meanwhile, assistant manager Pep Lijnders confirmed that Trent Alexander-Arnold would be out for a few weeks with an hyper-extension of the knee.

The Dutchman hopes the 25-year-old will be back in around three weeks.

Besides Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk is believed to be recovered from the illness that saw him miss the Arsenal clash.

Dominik Szoboszlai is ‘progressing well’ but won’t be ready in time to feature tomorrow night.

Our predicted XI:

Kelleher, Bradley, Konate, van Dijk (C), Gomez, Mac Allister, Gravenberch, Jones, Nunez, Jota, Elliott

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