Liverpool will look to book their place in the EFL Cup quarter-finals when they travel to Preston North End on Wednesday 7:45pm (UK time).
Jurgen Klopp’s men eased past Norwich 3-0 in the previous round and have scored at least three goals in nine of their last 10 games across all competitions. Preston, meanwhile, have beaten Mansfield Town, Morecambe and Cheltenham to reach this stage.
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Where to watch Preston vs Liverpool on TV:
- UK: Sky Sports Main Event
- US: ESPN+
Preston vs Liverpool previous line-ups & injury news:
- Preston (vs Blackpool): Iversen; Storey, Bauer, Hughes; Van den Berg, Whiteman, Browne*, Earl; Johnson; Jakobsen, Sinclair.
- Liverpool (vs Man Utd): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Keita*, Henderson, Milner*; Salah, Firmino, Jota.
Alan Browne was sent off against Blackpool at the weekend so is suspended here. The likes of Connor Wickham and Matthew Olusunde are injured, but Sepp van den Berg has been given permission to play against his parent club.
Naby Keita and James Milner picked up injuries at the weekend, adding to Klopp’s selection problems in midfield. The likes of Harvey Elliott, Thiago and Fabinho all remain sidelined.
“If you want to be a chef, you need to spend a lot of time in the kitchen” – Van den Berg decision explained
The decision to let a loan player line up against you is a rare one and though on this occasion it’s unlikely, there’s every chance Sepp van den Berg could sting Liverpool and help send them crashing out the cup. Again, chances are slim, but it’s possible.
But Liverpool assistant Pep Lijnders has described the chance for Van den Berg to face Liverpool as “amazing”, likening his development to a chef needing to spend more time in the kitchen.
“Yes, of course he should play,” Klopp’s right-hand man said at a press conference.
“It’s like, if you want to be a chef, you need to spend a lot of time in the kitchen! So, what would our message be if we sent our players on loan to get good games and then there’s a good game coming and not letting them play?
“We want to give young players opportunities and for Sepp, it is an amazing game. I am in contact with him, he looks forward to it and that’s probably the most important thing.”
The Dutch defender, still only 19, has played 17 times for Preston across all competitions so far this season, scoring twice.
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