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MK Dons vs Liverpool predictions, preview & possible line ups

By CJ Smith

MK Dons vs Liverpool preview, predictions, team news, TV coverage info, League Cup

Published: 18:26, 25 September 2019

After maintaining their 100% start to the new Premier League season, Liverpool’s attention now turns to the League Cup as they travel to MK Dons.

Jurgen Klopp’s men have been in rampant domestic form and their latest win – 2-1 away at Chelsea – is just the latest in a long line of statements this season.

The League Cup will be lowest on the German’s list of priorities but the chance to win a second trophy with the Reds is not one he will want to pass up.

The Reds face an MK Dons side struggling for form, having lost their last two games in League One without scoring a single goal.

Read on for MK Dons v Liverpool predictions, preview, team news and TV coverage information.

When is MK Dons vs Liverpool and where can I watch live?

Competition: League Cup

Venue: Stadium MK

Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Kick-off: 7:45 PM BST

TV coverage (UK): Sky Sports Football

MK Dons v Liverpool: Recent form (last five matches)

MK Dons

MK Dons 0-1 Southend (League One)

MK Dons 0-1 Ipswich Town (League One)

Blackpool 0-3 MK Dons (League One)

MK Dons 2-1 AFC Wimbledon (League One)

Stevenage 0-3 MK Dons (EFL Trophy)


Chelsea 1-2 Liverpool (Premier League)

Napoli 2-0 Liverpool (Champions League)

Liverpool 3-1 Newcastle (Premier League)

Burnley 0-3 Liverpool (Premier League)

Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal (Premier League)

Ones to watch

MK Dons: Kieran Agard

With 20 goals in 43 League Two games last season, Kieran Agard played a huge part in MK Dons’ promotion push.

Wednesday night offers the mouth-watering prospect of allowing the former Everton academy man the chance to get one over on his old Merseyside rivals and, in turn, kick-start his own season, having only netted once in the league so far.

Key stat: Agard scored more goals in all competitions (22) than any other MK Dons player last season.

Liverpool: Rhian Brewster

At long last, we may finally be about to see Rhian Brewster’s professional debut.

The teenage forward has been on the lips of many Liverpool fans for a while now but has seen his progress hampered by injuries.

Klopp clearly rates him highly and Wednesday night seems like the perfect opportunity to thrust him into the limelight.

Key stat: Brewster has scored 24 goals in 30 games at youth level for England.

Team news

MK Dons

Rhys Healey will miss out on Wednesday due to a thigh injury, while Ben Reeves and Jordan Moore-Taylor are both doubts having not featured in MK Dons’ 1-0 defeat to Southend at the weekend.

He could shuffle his pack in regards to the side that started in that loss last time out, but Cup opportunities like this do not come around often.

Predicted XI: Nicholls; Walsh, Martin, Poole; Williams, Houghton, McGrandles, Lewington; Kasumu; Agard, Nombe.

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Klopp is expected to heavily rotate his squad in what is the start of an incredibly busy period.

The likes of Virgil van Dijk, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane are all expected to drop out of the side, while the likes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Adam Lallana and Xherdan Shaqiri could get some much-needed time in the starting XI.

Youngsters Rhian Brewster and goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher could be in line for their professional debuts, as is Harvey Elliot who signed from Fulham in the summer.

Predicted XI: Kelleher; Gomez, Van den Berg, Lovren, Larouci; Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Elliot; Shaqiri, Brewster, Lallana.

Squawka prediction

Liverpool have been in great form in the Premier League but the side lining up on Wednesday night is likely to be unrecognisable to the one which beat Chelsea at the weekend.

That said, Klopp’s men should still have enough quality between them to get a professional job done, while the minutes on the pitch will be huge for the likes of Lallana and Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Scoreline prediction: MK Dons 0-2 Liverpool