Liverpool have named Jamie Carragher, Djimi Traore and Ringo Starr on the bench for their League Cup quarter-final with Aston Villa tonight.
The Merseysiders have been forced into playing two games in two days on two different continents, with almost all of the Reds’ first team in Qatar for the Club World Cup.
And Jurgen Klopp, who is out in the Middle East, has duly turned to some legends to make up the numbers back home.
Carragher, 41, Traore, 39, and Starr, 79, will bring the average age of the matchday squad up to 17.
“Jamie and Djimi are still in great shape and will be vital in shoring things up late on,” Lee Satchell, Liverpool’s head of recruitment, told us.
“As for Ringo, just wait till you see his pace in behind. The Villa defence really won’t know what’s hit it.”
When Ex-Beatles star Starr was asked which first-team player will be missed the most, he said: “When the brokenhearted people, living in the world agree, there will be an answer, Origi.”
Igor Biscan, Miles Kane and Abbey Clancy were all unavailable due to injury and suspension.