Carlo Ancelotti is extremely positive about the work of his colleague Xabi Alonso. The Spaniard has been impressive in the Bundesliga with Bayer Leverkusen and is being linked in Spain with succeeding Ancelotti at Real Madrid.
For clubs like Liverpool, the League Cup tournament always offers opportunities to give young talents a taste of the big stage. Pep Lijnders, who will be stepping in as the head coach against Leicester City on Wednesday, discussed one specific player, Ben Doak, referencing Johan Cruyff.
Pep Guardiola will not field his strongest eleven in the League Cup clash with Newcastle United on Wednesday evening. The Manchester City squad is dealing with several injuries, minor pains, and fatigued players.