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.
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.