Derby County vs Liverpool
England – League Cup
Date: Tuesday, 21th September 2016,
Kick-Off: 01:45 GMT+7
Venue: iPro Stadium, Derby.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is set to name a strong side against Derby in the second round of the EFL Cup.
Forward Roberto Firmino has recovered from the minor groin injury which kept him out of the win at Chelsea, while goalkeeper Loris Karius will make his long-awaited debut after recovering from a broken hand.
Midfielder Emre Can could get a run out, having not featured because of an ankle problem sustained in the last round.
Derby striker Andreas Weimann could feature at the iPro Stadium as he continues his recovery from a knee injury.
Matej Vydra and Ikechi Anya are cup-tied having played earlier in the competition for Watford, with both signing for the Rams from the Premier League club during the summer.
The only previous League Cup meeting between these two sides was in October 1977 - Liverpool won 2-0 at Anfield.
Derby have lost 21 of their last 26 matches against Liverpool in all competitions (W3 D2).
Derby have failed to score in three of their last four home matches against Liverpool in all competitions.
Derby last beat Premier League opposition in the League Cup when they won the first leg of the 2009 semi-final against Manchester United at Pride Park.
Liverpool face Derby in the League Cup with Jurgen Klopp saying last year's beaten finalists can win the trophy this season
Liverpool have been eliminated from just one of their last 13 League Cup ties against lower league opposition, losing out on penalties against Northampton at Anfield in September 2010.
Derby County vs Liverpool: Head to Head Statistics
Liverpool have dominated their last 8 games against Derby, they have won 7 of their last 8 games and drawn 1.
The Reds have kept clean sheets in 6 of their last 8 games against Derby
Liverpool have scored at least 2 goals in 6 of their last 8 games against Derby.
Derby County vs Liverpool: Prediction
Without any argument, Liverpool are strong favourites in this fixture, they are unbeaten in their last 4 games in all competitions. Liverpool have lost just 1 games this season and drawn 1. Derby are without a win in their last 4 games, they have lost 3 and drawn 1. Also, they have failed to score in 3 of their last 4 games.
Derby County vs Liverpool: Bet Tips
Half Time/Full Time – Liverpool at 21/20 (2.05)Liverpool to keep a clean sheet at 5/4 (2.25).