Assessing chances of Liverpool and Preston North End heading into Wednesday's league cup tie and predicting who will come out on top.
Liverpool take on Championship side Preston North End on Wednesday in League cup Round of 16 tie. They defeated Cheltenham Town in the last round whereas Liverpool defeated norwich to progress in last 16.
Form of teams heading into the game
Liverpool recorded a thumping 5-0 victory over rivals Manchester united in the last game which will be remembered for a long time by the Anfield faithful.
Liverpool are in good form coming into this tie, having not lost a single game this whole season but there will not be familiar faces lining up for Liverpool as they will try to rest key players and give game time to other members of the squad.
Preston sit 19th in the championship and lost their last league match against Blackpool managed by former Liverpool U23s manager Neil Critchley. They would be hoping to knock Liverpool out and spring a surprise result.
It would be by no means an easy game for traveling Liverpool side as Preston would be determined to beat a heavily rotated Liverpool side in front of their fans but the gulf in quality should be enough for Liverpool to move through the next round of the league cup.
Deepdale will be a tough place for the Reds to head, but they have been the team in better form and have superior quality on paper.