Liverpool are still searching for their first win under their new manager, Jurgen Klopp, who to be fair, has not had a complete squad to choose, due to players being plagued with injuries. Hence, the Reds have not been able to yield positive results.
So, the League Cup game against Bournemouth on Wednesday at Anfield provides Liverpool a chance to break their unimpressive record of five draws on a trot.
Bournemouth come into this fixture low on confidence as they have lost three out of their last four games and drawn one. What makes matters worse for the visitors are their last two results, where they let in 10 goals in their last two matches.
Bournemouth are not going to find it easy when Liverpool players, who have been pressing higher up the field, get their act going. The Liverpool players are gradually getting into terms with Klopp's style of geggenpressing. Their major problem lie in the final third as they have just scored two goals from their last three outings.
To make things worse, they are still without the services of Daniel Sturridge. Christian Benteke has also reportedly been ruled out with a knee injury for the League Cup game against Bournemouth, which could prove to be a huge setback, with only Divock Origi as the lone fit striker in the club at present.
Liverpool have had to play some three games in a span of nine days, which was taxing on the Reds' players. Klopp wants to make some changes in the team that faces Bournemouth on Wednesday.
"With this game, Bournemouth, I will play for the first time in this cup and it is very important – a very, very important game – but I know we have had three games in the last eight or nine days in the legs, so we have to change," said Klopp.
However, Klopp has made it clear that the changes, which will be made in the League Cup game, will be done so to win the match. He also added that such competitions are not going to be taken lightly.
"I will make the changes not because this tournament isn't important for me – that is important for me to say. When I make changes, it is because I want to win the game – that's the only reason for this. It is always because we believe we can win with that team and we always do what we believe we have to do in that moment," added Klopp.
Liverpool fans in Anfield are eagerly waiting for the first victory in Klopp era. Will it be against Bournemouth?
Where to watch live
Liverpool vs Bournemouth League Cup clash has been scheduled for 8:45 pm local time (1:15 am IST, 3:45 pm ET).
Viewers in India can watch Liverpool vs Bournemouth League Cup live on Ten Sports and Ten HD with live streaming on tensports.com.
UK viewers can watch the Liverpool vs Bournemouth League Cup live match on Sky Sports 1/HD with live streaming option on Sky Go.
US viewers can watch Liverpool vs Bournemouth League Cup live on Bein Sports connect.