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Liverpool No2 Lijnders: Lincoln good test for Thiago, Jota

Liverpool No2 Pep Lijnders says Diogo Jota and Thiago Alcantara will start in tonight's Carabao Cup tie with Lincoln City.

The Dutchman is adamant the clash is a good game for both players.

Asked if the £20m signing from Bayern Munich, Thiago, is too good a player to appear at Lincoln in a League Cup game, he shook his head vigorously, and replied: “The German competition is like this as well.

“A lot of times you draw a third division club in Germany you play away, that's how they try to help, so he knows these kind of teams.

"He knows those games."

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