TEAM NEWS: Assaidi & 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 Wisdom 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.

Steve Clarke, meanwhile, has named an experienced side for the visit of Liverpool, after the Baggies won 3-0 in this fixture on the Premier League season’s opening day.

West Brom (4-5-1): Foster; Jones, Tamas, Olsson, Ridgewell; Thorne, Mulumbu, Fortune, Dorrans, Rosenberg; Lukaku

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

Liverpool (4-3-3): Jones, Robinson, Coates, Carragher, Wisdom, Henderson, Sahin, Downing, Pacheco, Assaidi, Yesil

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

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