Liverpool set to field inexperienced Carabao Cup team, youngsters included in Club World Cup squad

Liverpool are set to field a youthful team in their Carabao Cup quarterfinal against Aston Villa after they named the squad to travel to the FIFA Club World Cup tournament.

The club announced they will use two different squads with the Villa tie on Dec. 17 and the semifinal in Qatar the following day.

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Liverpool named a strong 23-man squad for the tournament which includes youngsters Neco Williams, Harvey Elliott, Rhian Brewster and Curtis Jones who featured in the Carabao Cup victory over Arsenal in October.

Liverpool also confirmed Joel Matip and Fabinho would be unavailable to travel to Qatar due to injuries.

As a result of the announcement, Liverpool are set to play an inexperienced side against Villa which will consist of academy players.

Liverpool's under-23 coach Neil Critchley will manage the team that will play against Villa, while Klopp and his staff will travel with the first-team squad to Qatar.

Liverpool are looking to win the Club World Cup for the first time their history.