Moyes: Klopp's Liverpool not as good as Rafa's Reds

Moyes: Klopp's Liverpool not as good as Rafa's Reds

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk will be carefully assessed ahead of Wednesday's clash, but the Netherlands worldwide is not expected to be risked as he recovers from a minor rib injury. Yes, I know (Liverpool face Chelsea and City next).

It was a result that left the early Premier League pace-setters with six wins from as many games.

The Croatia worldwide has yet to feature for the Premier League leaders this season having returned from the World Cup with a stomach injury but may be included in Jürgen Klopp's squad for the third round tie at Anfield having resumed full training.

However, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said that the issue is not serious but confirmed that it is still causing the defender some problems as it is painful.

Dejan Lovren could replace Van Dijk in the Liverpool starting line-up.

The Reds kick off their League Cup campaign for 2018-19 at Anfield where they'll take on Maurizio Sarri's side in the first of two meetings this week, with the second a Premier League encounter at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

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The Merseysiders already had a potent frontline last season with their three-pronged attack of Mane, Firmino and Salah.

"Adam [Lallana] trained with the team, not the full session, but will now come back step-by-step".

Chelsea have progressed from each of their last seven League Cup third round ties since losing 4-3 to Newcastle United in 2010-11.

It's a blunt metric, but Liverpool has won 13 and drawn four of the 20 league games he has played, conceding 12 goals at an average of 0.60 per game.

With top scorer Danny Ings ineligible to play against his parent club, it was always going to be a tough task for Southampton to get anything from the game, although Mark Hughes' side didn't help themselves.

"I think they've got a really good team, but you look back at teams over the years at Liverpool and they had great teams, when it was (Xabi) Alonso, (Javier) Mascherano, (Steven) Gerrard and (Fernando) Torres up front".

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