Liverpool then play their Club World Cup semi-final on December 18, with the final scheduled three days later.
Liverpool have confirmed their 23-man squad for the Club World Cup in Qatar.
Eighteen of the 19 players named in Jurgen Klopp's two Premier League matchday squads over the past week will travel to Qatar.
Liverpool have a packed December schedule due to their involvement in the Club World Cup but Virgil van Dijk is determined to win more silverware.
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Kelleher is ahead of Andy Lonergan in the Liverpool pecking order but will line out for Liverpool against Villa in a side managed by under-23's coach Neil Critchley.
Thursday's confirmation of a strong first-choice squad heading to Doha means Villa can expect to face a young side in the EFL Cup, though Harvey Elliott, Neco Williams and Curtis Jones will also join the travelling Club World Cup party.
Centre-back Joel Matip and midfielder Fabinho are both injured and have not been included in the Club World Cup squad.
A team of academy players will take on Villa, suggesting Klopp is nearly willing to write off the Carabao Cup this season, with far bigger competitions to focus on.