Lazar Markovic
Lazar Markovic may regain a spot in the starting line-up against Swansea Getty

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is ready to hand first-team opportunities to academy duo Jordan Rossiter and Jordan Williams during the Capital One Cup game against Swansea on Tuesday 28 October, assistant manager Colin Pascoe confirmed.

Rossiter, 17, trains regularly with the first-team at Melwood and after signing his first professional contract at Anfield in March. Rodgers handed him his first full start during the dramatic Capital One Cup victory over Middlesbrough, with the central midfielder scoring a goal.

Meanwhile, Williams, 17, also played his part during that game, coming off the bench and netting a spot kick in the epic shootout that saw the Reds beat Aitor Karanka's side 14-13.

Pascoe has claimed Rodgers is set to give the teenage duo another opportunity to prove their worth against Swansea.

"Possibly [they will have a chance to play]. They've been around us for the last couple of months and training with us," Pasco said, according to Liverpool official website.

"There's always an opportunity to give youngsters a chance, especially in the Capital One Cup. We'll assess everything again but they'll be around the squad.

The assistant manager admitted the pair impressed him during the game against the Championship side and are also ready to play against a Premier League side.

"There are no qualms [about playing them against Premier League opposition]. You just look at Jordan Rossiter last time he played and the coolness he showed in that role," he said.

"Even when Jordan Williams came on, they were both very calm in everything they did. For a young lad to take a penalty in front of the Kop and score shows the calmness he has."

Meanwhile, Pascoe also revealed Lazar Markovic may have a starting role after struggling to adapt to life in the Premier League, having started only two league games since his summer arrival from Benfica.

He said: "He's a quality player - that's why we brought him in here. He's working hard, as everyone is. I mentioned Mario [Balotelli] is working on his shooting and Lazar is too - that's the kind of guy he is. He wants to do well and he's a winner."