Club captain Tomas Kalas is among seven Bristol City players missing for Thursday’s Carabao Cup third-round tie against Aston Villa.
Kalas has joined the roll call of Robins’ casualties, with a shoulder injury expected to keep the Czech Republic international out of action for up to two months.
On-loan defender Alfie Mawson wore the armband in Sunday’s 2-0 Sky Bet Championship win at Stoke.
Callum O’Dowda (groin), Jay Dasilva (shin), Joe Morrell (calf), Joe Williams (thigh) and Liam Walsh (quad) and Nathan Baker (hamstring) remain out and boss Dean Holden will give another opportunity to players who impressed during the 4-0 win over Northampton in round two.
Lincoln vs Liverpool is scheduled for a 7.45pm BST kick-off on Thursday, September 24.
This match will be played behind closed doors at the LNER Stadium with no fans due to be present due to government guidelines regarding coronavirus.
Bertrand Traore stands by for an Aston Villa debut following his reported £17m move from Lyon. The former Chelsea striker has not played since the French League Cup final at the end of July.
Ezri Konsa, who scored the winner against Sheffield United in Villa’s Premier League opener, faces a late test on a tight hamstring and doubts remain over back-up centre-half Bjorn Engels.
Villa boss Dean Smith is expected to make changes with one eye on Monday’s league game at Fulham, and that could mean starts for Ahmed Elmohamady, Anwar El Ghazi, Kortney Hause, Marvelous Nkamba and Neil Taylor.
Lincoln have begun the season in excellent form and, presuming Klopp opts to rest Virgil van Dijk, will likely have enough to trouble a Liverpool side playing without a senior centre-half.
However, the Reds should have too much quality at the other end of the pitch, possibly with help from the bench.
How to follow and watch highlights: Follow the action with our dedicated Carabao Cup blog. Free match highlights will be published on the Sky Sports website, app and YouTube channel later that evening.
Stat of the match: As a Premier League team, Aston Villa have progressed from 10 of their last 12 League Cup ties against sides from a lower division, falling at the semi-final stage against Bradford in 2012-13, and the second round in 2014-15 vs Leyton Orient.