Teenager Jack Hobbs is set to make his Liverpool debut in the Carling Cup third-round match at Reading.
The 19-year-old, signed from Lincoln little more than a year ago, is expected to play in central defence - possibly alongside Jamie Carragher.
And Carragher said: "Jack has done very well and we have been impressed with him in training. He came in from Lincoln and was a massive part of us winning the Youth Cup two years on the trot."
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