Liverpool line-up v Middlesbrough: £55m attackers plus surprise signing to start game?

first_img 1 Do you agree with the line-up above? Let us know by commenting below. Jordan Henderson (left) could captain Liverpool against Middlesbrough 1 Liverpool’s surprise summer signing Rickie Lambert is likely to start for the first time in a Liverpool shirt when they host Middlesbrough in the Capital One Cup.At the start of the season Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers claimed he was targeting silverware, but he has an imminent Merseyside derby in the Premier League to think about and may rest a couple of key players at Anfield, with Lambert benefitting.Adam Lallana – signed for £25m – played 45 minutes of the defeat to West Ham and may start alongside £20m attacker Lazar Markovic, behind £10m Fabio Borini and former Southampton team-mate Lambert. Vice captain Jordan Henderson could skipper the side in midfield next to Lucas to give Steven Gerrard a rest, with Joe Allen and Emre Can still out.Raheem Sterling, Mario Balotelli, Alberto Moreno and Simon Mignolet could also be given the night off.However, if the club are able to impose themselves and are not battling to stay in the game after an hour, then the boss may feel confident enough to give a few of the younger players like Suso and Jordan Rossiter a run out. Rodgers will want his first team men to conserve their energy for Saturday lunchtime.Possible Liverpool line-up v Boro:last_img

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