Jürgen Klopp will field a young side in Liverpool's third round EFL Cup tie away at MK Dons this evening, with the majority of his first-team squad being left at home to recuperate in between two difficult Premier League away games.

That means that a variety of young players looking to break through to Liverpool's regular matchday squad have the opportunity to impress, so we've taken a look at three of the most likely to make a significant impact.

Rhian Brewster

Rhian Brewster is a name many Liverpool fans will be familiar with already, as the 19-year-old has been training with the senior squad for some time now, and was part of the 12-man bench in the Champions League final in Madrid as he collected his winner’s medal.

After suffering a severe injury in January 2018 during an under-23 contest vs Manchester City, Brewster required ankle and knee surgeries which ruled him out for over a year.

Completing his rehabilitation program at Melwood alongside Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Klopp has been keen to integrate Brewster into the first-team set-up and he looks set to finally make his long-awaited breakthrough in the new season.

Signed from Chelsea’s academy in 2015, Liverpool faced strong interest from Germany, including an allegedly illegal approach from Borussia Monchengladbach which caused Liverpool to cancel a pre-season friendly with the Bundesliga club, before Brewster committed his long-term future in July 2018, with his current deal set to keep him at Liverpool until 2023.

In pre-season, Brewster managed goals against Tranmere Rovers, Bradford City and Borussia Dortmund, displaying a composure and ability to link up the attack that highlighted his maturity.

Brewster was the Golden Boot winner as England won the under-17 World Cup in 2017, and scoring twice in a 45-minute cameo on his return to under-23 action for Liverpool in March, there are high hopes that the forward can go on to be a major long-term success at Liverpool.

Rhian Brewster is widely expected to be a key part of Liverpool's 'next generation'.

Speaking to the official club website last summer, he said: “I hope in the next two or three years I can be the number nine for Liverpool. Who knows what’s going to happen?

“I set myself high standards because ultimately I want to be the best and being the best means setting myself high standards – and that's what I’m going to do.

“Ultimately, this is a great team that I want to be a part of.”

With a combination of searing natural pace, intelligent movement and exceptional finishing ability, there are shades of the 2013/14 Daniel Sturridge about Brewster’s playing style, and with Sturridge departing upon the expiry of his contract, Brewster will be hoping to fill that void in the squad and present a genuine forward option for Klopp for years to come.

Curtis Jones

Born and raised an Alisson Becker goal kick's distance from Liverpool’s iconic Liver Building, Curtis Jones has been at the club since under-9 level and made his senior debut in January’s FA Cup third-round defeat against Wolves.

A key part of Steven Gerrard’s under-18 side prior to the former captain’s departure to Rangers, Jones progressed enough under his tutelage to train regularly with the first team throughout the 2018/19 season.

An energetic and skillful attacking midfielder with impressive dribbling ability, Jones was described by Klopp as a ‘proper Scouser’, and caught the eye in summer 2018 with a string of impressive performances in pre-season. He looked confident and assured in possession, and in no way out of place alongside far more experienced senior professionals.

Curtis Jones played in last season's FA Cup loss at Wolves.

Speaking to the official club website in February, he said: “Just being around in training for a whole year, you see the standard and what those top international players are like every single day. It is amazing and it puts their mindset into my head, so I end up following what they do. It has made me a lot better as a footballer and a person, too.”

Jones will likely start on the left of a front three for Klopp this evening, and his versatility across midfield and the wide forward positions could potentially offer him opportunities in the future, should he take his chance.

Still only 18 and working under a world-class manager renowned for developing young talent, time is very much on Jones’ side, and he will be hoping he can follow in the footsteps of Trent Alexander-Arnold to become the next Scouser in the team.

Ki-Jana Hoever

The Dutch prodigy became the third-youngest Liverpool player ever when he made his senior debut in the FA Cup third round defeat vs Wolves in January aged 16 years, 11 months and 21 days, replacing the injured Dejan Lovren after six minutes.

While a second-string Liverpool side were disjointed and outperformed on the night, Hoever held his own after being thrown in at the deep end and displayed an impressive maturity and assurance as he dealt with the task at hand.

Starting out at AZ Alkmaar before joining Liverpool from Ajax last summer, Hoever made the step up to the under-23s in November before being invited to train with the senior squad at Melwood in December.

The Dutch connection, present and future.

Described by Klopp as “a joy to watch”, Hoever is a ball-playing defender with confidence and quality in possession, capable of playing either at right-back or centre-back, a foundation and playing style not too dissimilar to that of Joe Gomez.

With four goals in 12 games for the Netherlands under-17 side, he is also a threat at the other end of the pitch and his versatility is something which will surely impress Klopp.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror in April, Hoever said: “I hope that in a couple of years I can play next to Van Dijk in defence. You can’t wish for a better mentor and a tutor. When I play alongside him in training, I see all the details, his hunger for perfection, the way he coaches me, his positioning and his little comments towards me.”

Hoever is set to start against MK Dons at right-back, and though he will likely go on to play in the centre of defence for the majority of his career, is another young player whose versatility could be a huge benefit.