Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side face Championship opposition Preston North end as they bid to reach the last-eight of this year’s Carabao Cup competition
Liverpool are basking in the glory of their sensational win against Manchester United last weekend.
The Reds didn’t so much swat aside their great rivals but humiliated them in their own backyard.
Jurgen Klopp’s men provided a masterclass as they sealed the most memorable of victories at Old Trafford.
Now though, attentions move on to the next game and it comes in the shape of a tricky-looking Carabao Cup contest.
Klopp’s men face Championship side Preston North End. The Lilywhites have been in fine scoring form to get to this point, notching 11 goals against Mansfield, Morecambe and Cheltenham.
As for Liverpool, this is only their second game in this season’s competition after seeing off Norwich 3-0 in the previous round.
Ahead of the game, here is all you need to know.
When and where is it?
The match is on Wednesday, October 27 and takes place at Deepdale. Kick-off is 7.45pm.
How can I watch it?
The match is being shown live on Sky Sports Football. Highlights are on Quest at 10.30pm.
Thepools.com price up Liverpool as firm favourites, despite the fact they are expected to make wholesale changes.
Klopp’s side are 3/10 to win inside 90 minutes. Preston are considered a long shot at 7/1, whilst the game is chalked up at 17/4 to finish all-square and head to penalties.
This round of the competition sees a new rule come into force.
Clubs will now be able to name nine substitutes on their bench and can make a total of five changes.
That is up from the previous quota of three from seven. It has been made after 14 of the 16 clubs who started this round of the EFL Cup made a request.
Early team news
Liverpool will make a raft of changes from the win at Old Trafford. Their previous game in this competition saw the likes of Divock Origi and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain start.
Goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher (illness) is likely to miss out whilst Fabinho, James Milner and Thiago are definitely out.
As for Preston, they have been given permission for on-loan Liverpool defender Sepp van den Berg to feature against his parent club.
But experienced pair Josh Murphy and Ched Evans are both unavailable for Frankie McAvoy’s side.