Anfield will feel rather different for the FA Cup fourth round replay between Liverpool and Shrewsbury Town this evening.

Certainly, there is less expectation on the players who will take to the field than there would ordinarily be, while the crowd is likely to be made up more of those players who might not always be able to secure tickets.

Our writers have had their say on who Neil Critchley should pick when he selects his starting XI, with plenty of decisions to be made...

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Ian Doyle: Regular watchers of Liverpool's under-23 side probably won't be too surprised at who trots out later this evening.

For everyone else, though, it could well be a bit of an eye-opener.

Even compared to the side that took on Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup in December, there will be some new faces.

But what should Neil Critchley do?

Caoimhin Kelleher is a definite in goal, as is Neco Williams at right-back.

Ki-Jana Hoever should get the nod ahead of Morgan Boyes to partner Sepp van den Berg at centre-back, while concerns over Yasser Larouci mean Adam Lewis can go left-back.

In midfield, Pedro Chirivella is the anchor, Leighton Clarkson has earned a chance, and Curtis Jones can be the attacking fulcrum even if he could easily play on the left of the front three, where he has been for the under-23s this season.

Up top, January signing Joe Hardy can lead the line with Harvey Elliott on the right and Liam Millar on the left.

My team (4-3-3): Kelleher; Williams, Hoever, Van den Berg, Lewis; Chirivella, Clarkson, Jones; Elliott, Hardy, Millar.

'Familiar faces aplenty despite inexperienced side'

Liverpool FC U23s manager Neil Critchley
Liverpool FC U23s manager Neil Critchley

Matt Addison: Neil Critchley, quite rightly, will be relishing the fact that he is getting another chance to manage the Liverpool first team.

Jurgen Klopp will be watching on, but the youth boss will be handed another chance to work with players that he knows incredibly well at senior level, having developed each and every one of them in one way or another.

But there will be a few more familiar faces in the line-up than many are expecting.

In goal and in defence, the obvious choices are almost certain to start.

Neco Williams is particularly exciting, while Adam Lewis should get his chance at some senior, competitive action at last after returning from injury, with Yasser Larouci a doubt.

Most Reds fans will be aware, too, of Caoimhin Kelleher, Sepp van den Berg and Ki-Jana Hoever.

In midfield is where it gets interesting. Pedro Chirivella will play, and the main question is where Curtis Jones starts.

I’d play him in the centre of the pitch rather than wide left, alongside Leighton Clarkson, the excellent 17-year-old who loves a tackle and can find a pass.

That leaves a front line of Harvey Elliott, who will be desperate to impress having struggled a little in the initial clash with Shrewsbury, Joe Hardy and Liam Millar, who can use his pace and come in from the left side as Divock Origi does.

Jake Cain, who was a crucial member of the squad that won the FA Youth Cup last season with the under-18s and Barry Lewtas, could also be in contention for a start.

My team (4-3-3): Kelleher; Williams, Van den Berg, Hoever, Lewis; Chirivella, Clarkson, Jones; Elliott, Hardy, Millar.

'Curtis Jones represents the key dilemma'

Curtis Jones of Liverpool showing his appreciation to the fans
Curtis Jones of Liverpool showing his appreciation to the fans

Sean Bradbury: Let's begin with the main conundrum Neil Critchley must solve. Where to play Curtis Jones?

The 19-year-old will be one of the star men tonight and looks likely to captain the side.

He may well start in the front three. But I'd be tempted to go with his relative experience in midfield, in an attempt to win that engine room battle.

Joining him would be Leighton Clarkson, plus Pedro Chirivella in a deeper holding role.

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At the back things are a bit easier. Especially as it appears Yasser Larouci won't be available through injury.

I'd go with Caoimhin Kelleher in goal, a central partnership of Sepp van den Berg and Ki-Jana Hoever, with Neco Williams and Adam Lewis on the flanks.

New recruit Joe Hardy gets a run out in the frontline, along with Harvey Elliott and Luis Longstaff.

My team (4-3-3): Kelleher; Williams, Van den Berg, Hoever, Lewis; Chirivella, Clarkson, Jones; Elliott, Hardy, Longstaff.