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Regardless of how Liverpool and Manchester United are both performing, trips to Old Trafford are almost always approached with a feeling of trepidation amongst Liverpool supporters, making Sunday’s unforgettable mauling all the more special for them.
Jurgen Klopp‘s side raced into a two-goal lead within 13 minutes against their greatest rivals, before an historic hat-trick from the irrepressible Mohamed Salah secured their biggest ever away win over Manchester United.
It is a result which will be talked about for years to come, but Liverpool’s players and manager must quickly put it behind them and focus on progressing to the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup.
The Reds’ record in domestic cups under Klopp leaves a lot to be desired, making it to the quarter-finals just once in the last four seasons of this competition, but on current form – and even with a much-changed XI – it would be a major surprise if they failed to improve that tally in midweek.
Liverpool are still unbeaten in 13 games across all competitions this season, while that tally increases to 22 if you include the tail end of last term – the longest current unbeaten streak in the top four tiers of English football, stretching back almost seven months.
At the other end of the pitch, there could be a rare start for Adrian in goal, with Caoimhin Kelleher suffering a setback in his recovery from illness and Alisson Becker likely to be rested.
Promising 17-year-old forward Kaide Gordon featured in the last round and could have been in line to start again in this match, but this match may come too soon for the youngster as he recovers from an injury.
Preston will be without the suspended Alan Browne after he was sent off late on against Blackpool at the weekend.
Connor Wickham, Isaiah Brown and Ched Evans are all sidelined too, but Liverpool have granted loanee Sepp van den Berg permission to play against them.Josh Murphy has also been ruled out with an ankle injury, but there could be better news elsewhere with Matthew Olosunde and Alistair McCann in contention to return.
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Emil Riis Jakobsen is expected to lead the line, having scored in every round of the competition so far, netting four of Preston’s 11 League Cup goals in total.
Preston North End possible starting lineup:
Rudd; Storey, Bauer, Hughes; Van den Berg, Whiteman, Ledson, Earl; Johnson; Jakobsen, Sinclair
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Adrian; N Williams, Gomez, Matip, Tsimikas; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Henderson, Jones; Minamino, Origi, Mane