Team News: Klopp Drops Benteke

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Jurgen Klopp has opted to drop Benteke to the bench in the first leg of the League Cup semifinals against Stoke City.

And with a growing injury list, Klopp has picked Kolo Toure to replace the injured Sakho.

Joe Allen and Adam Lallana will play in attack, in place of Ibe and Benteke.

Stoke starting XI: Butland; Johnson, Shawcross, Wollscheid, Pieters; Whelan, Cameron; Shaqiri, Afellay, Arnautovic; Bojan.

Subs: Haugaard, Joselu, Wilson, Van Ginkel, Adam, Walters, Crouch.

Liverpool starting XI: Mignolet; Clyne, Lovren, Toure, Moreno; Allen, Lucas, Can; Coutinho, Lallana, Firmino.

Subs: Bogdan, Smith, Randall, Brannagan, Milner, Ibe, Benteke.



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