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.
At Chelsea, the dressing room is certainly not off-limits for executives. Mauricio Pochettino says he is actually pleased with the involvement of, among others, club owner Todd Boehly, even in these turbulent times at Stamford Bridge.
So far, Real Madrid seems to have made a poor purchase with Arda Güler. The eighteen-year-old Turkish forward is still awaiting his first playing minutes in the senior team and seemed to be able to do that this week. Coach Carlo Ancelotti proudly announced that he would be available soon, but an hour later, a medical update followed with bad news.