Liverpool will travel to League One opposition in MK Dons for the third round of the Carabao Cup after the draw was made last night.
Liverpool fan channel The Redmen TV tweeted news of the draw (via @TheRedmenTV) shortly after the pairing was confirmed.
Liverpool to face MK Dons away in the #CarabaoCup
— The Redmen TV (@TheRedmenTV) August 28, 2019
Having made it to the Carabao Cup semi-finals or final for three seasons in a row between 2014/15 and 2016/17, Liverpool have been knocked out at the third round stage in each of the last two years. [via TransferMarkt.co.uk]
Both of those were against Premier League opposition, with Chelsea winning at Anfield last September and Leicester ending the Reds’ interest in the tournament the previous year.
Liverpool have lost their last four matches in this competition dating back to the 2016/17 season, having been beaten in both legs of their semi-final against Southampton in that campaign.
The Reds have never played MK Dons in their current guise, having last played the old Wimbledon in a Premier League match 20 seasons ago, although they came up against AFC Wimbledon in the FA Cup in 2015.
Jurgen Klopp made eight changes to his team for the Carabao Cup clash against Chelsea last year and these Liverpool fans on Twitter have called for some of the Reds’ lesser-used players, including Dejan Lovren and Xherdan Shaqiri, to feature against MK Dons:
Play lovren, let’s get knocked out
— Murido (@MuridoFC) August 28, 2019
— Tony Kelly (@tkell82) August 28, 2019
Hopefully Shaquiri and Lallana might actually play!
— 6 (@H0V_82197) August 28, 2019
Decent draw. Certainly a chance to play youngsters like Brewster & Elliott
— Marco Pollecoff (@MarcoPollecoff) August 28, 2019
Wahey shaq will finally get a game!
— martyn_lfcfan (@martyn1200) August 28, 2019
Great chance for the fringe players to start & we get to rest the key players. Origi, Shaq, Ox, Milner, Lallana, Gomez all 100% starters, plus Lovren (if still here), Naby (if fit).
Anyway, a run out for the lads & a 2-0 win
— David Cox (@cox080178) August 28, 2019
we could play a weakened team or play our u21s to give our front 3 a bigger break I could see Duncan Brewster Lonergan kent sepp van den berg etc giving them game time and experience
— helen raybould (@rizz50isles1) August 28, 2019
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Elliott, Brewster and Jones are going to tear it up
— Tomo (@lfctomo84) August 28, 2019