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Should Liverpool Go All In For The EFL Cup?

Liverpool have not won the League Cup since 2012 under Kenny Dalglish. Is it time the Reds changed their stance on the domestic competitions?

The domestic cups haven't been taken particularly seriously by Jürgen Klopp since the 2016 League Cup final, which saw Manchester City edge Liverpool on penalties. He has used the games in the Carabao Cup and the FA Cup to rotate and rest key players. However, is it time his stance changed regarding these competitions?

The answer to that is yes. Liverpool have the squad depth all round to be able to challenge on all fronts - the only position where there is a bit lacking is in the forwards, although Curtis Jones and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could seize an opportunity on either wings. 

Curtis Jones Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool have won the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League under Klopp. Despite this, they have not endured FA Cup or League Cup glory. The only current player to have won the League Cup with the reds is Jordan Henderson back in 2012. 

There is no reason not to go all in for the domestic cups this season and have the best chance of winning silverware. Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United will almost certainly be wanting to get their hands on them so why shouldn't Liverpool? The race for the league title is going to be tough and the Champions League, as always, will be far from easy so why limit to two trophies?

Many changes are expected to be made ahead of Liverpool's trip to Norwich on Tuesday night with Kaide Gordon set to feature after being left out of the U23s defeat to Leeds on Sunday. As well as this, Nat Phillips is expected to start, in what would be his first minutes of the season. 

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Norwich are currently sat rock bottom of the table with 0 points, however, they might use this game to kick-start their season. It is uncertain whether they will make many changes although you wouldn't have thought there is a lot to be lost by doing so, having conceded 14 goals already this campaign.