Neil Critchley to manage Liverpool for Villa cup tie
LFC have announced today that the club will send U23 coach Neil Critchley to manage the team against Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup quarter final next month.
Liverpool will have two matches in 24 hours, with the league cup on the 17th December, before we play in the Club World Cup semi-final on 18th December.
It has been agreed that Liverpool will field two different squads for those games, and it's almost a guarantee that Neil Critchley will be fielding a more-or-less U23 team against Villa. More than likely bereft of a few of his best U23 players as well.
But with that said, it's being reported by the Daily Mirror that the likes of Rhian Brewster, Caoimhin Kelleher, Sepp van den Berg, Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliott won't travel, so that they're available to get more first-team experience in the cup against Aston Villa.