TEAM NEWS: Assaidi and Yesil handed League Cup starts for Liverpool against West Brom

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has selected a young side for the Reds’ Capital One Cup clash at the Hawthorns, as the Irishman seeks his first win in charge of the Merseysiders.

German under-21 striker Samed Yesil makes his first start after having made his bow in the Reds’ 4-1 win over Chelsea in the U21 development league, while defender Andre Wisdow returns after making his first-team debut against Young Boys last week.

Liverpool’s youngest ever player Jack Robinson starts, but that may change if England Under 17 international Jerome Sinclair steps off the bench, aged just 16 years and six days.

West Brom starting XI: Foster; Jones, Tamas, Olsson, Ridgewell; Thorne, Mulumbu, Fortune, Dorrans, Rosenberg; Lukaku

Subs: Daniels, Dawson, Berahino, Long, McAuley, Yacob, El Ghanassy.

Liverpool starting XI: Jones, Robinson, Coates, Carragher, Wisdom, Henderson, Sahin, Downing, Pacheco, Assaidi, Yesil

Subs: Gulacsi, Sama, Suso, Sterling, Wilson, Coady, Sinclair.

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