Preview: Liverpool vs Derby County

November 8, 2022
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H2H, Lineups and Betting Tips

Liverpool vs Derby County: Liverpool start their EFL Cup campaign against Derby County at Anfield on Wednesday.

Jurgen Klopp’s team beat Chelsea on penalties to win the title last season and will aim to start their title defense on a winning streak.

About the match

Liverpool vs Derby County

The EFL (Carabao) Cup

Date: Wednesday, November 09, 2022

Kick-off at 21:00 UK/ 22:00 CET

Venue: Anfield (Anfield, Liverpool, England)

Match Preview

Salah doubled the score to get victorious about Spurs in Derby clash

Liverpool won 2-1 away from home against Tottenham on Sunday, improving their morale. Prior to it, the Reds had a two-game league losing streak, with defeats against Nottingham Forest and Leeds United.

Liverpool, who have won four of their past five home games, will now focus on the EFL Cup, where they will attempt to defend their 2021-22 crown.

Meanwhile, Derby County had a 2-2 draw by Torquay United, denying them of a dream start to their FA Cup campaign.

They have now lost five of their previous six matches in all competitions, with the exception of a 4-2 victory over Bristol Rovers on October 29. Derby County are currently sixth in League One, having collected 25 points from 16 games.

Here is all the information you require about the game.

Liverpool vs Derby County- Head to Head and Key Numbers

  • Liverpool has a hugely better record in the history of this match, having won 71 of the previous 135 meetings.
  • Derby County have won 35 games in that period, while the prizes have been shared on 29 occasions.
  • Liverpool has won five straight games against the Rams and is unbeaten in the last nine matches between the rivals.
  • Derby County have won only one of their previous six road games in all competitions, losing twice and drawing three times.
  • Liverpool has won seven and drawn two of their previous ten home games this season, being unbeaten in all but one.

Team News

Luiz Diag is improving and seen in the training with his team-mates

Long-term absentees Liverpool continue to be without Joel Matip, Luis Diaz, Arthur, and Diogo Jota, while Naby Keita and James Milner are also out but could return against Southampton on Saturday.

Several periphery players are being considered for starts, with Caoimhin Kelleher set to replace Alisson Becker after shining for the Reds on their way to the victory last season, netting the game-winning penalty against Chelsea in the final.

Nat Phillips, Kostas Tsimikas, Fabio Carvalho, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain should also be considered for starts, and Calvin Ramsay and Stefan Bajcetic might both make their complete senior debuts for the Reds.

Cashin got red card and sent off in the Derby’s previous match

Derby will be without centre-back Eiran Casin while he serves a ban for his sending off in the FA Cup. But Conor Hourihane has returned from his own ban to make the bench.

Curtis Davies, James Chester, and Jason Knight are all out injured for the visitors, though the latter is close to returning, while Tom Barkhuizen‘s hamstring injury, which kept him out against Torquay, will also need to be evaluated. David McGoldrick was also absent due to illness over the weekend and will require a check-up as well.

McGoldrick was one of just two players withdrawn from Derby’s starting XI for the trip to Torquay, and Warne is likely to keep with a similar lineup here, with Richard Stearman set to replace the suspended Cashin.

Liverpool possible starting lineup;

Kelleher, Ramsay, Gomez, Phillips, Tsimikas, Elliott, Bajcetic, Oxlade, Chamberlain, Carvalho, Firmino, Nunez

Derby County possible starting lineup;

Wildsmith, Smith, Forsyth, Stearman, Roberts, Mendez-Laing, Hourihane, Bird, Dobbin, Osula, Collins

Final line ups can be seen live at EFL Cup official site before the match starts.

Liverpool vs Derby County Prediction

Liverpool will enter the cup clash with fresh confidence after beating Tottenham. While we expect Klopp to select a shuffled XI, we expect the Reds would win easily since they have a more superior and more experienced group of players.

We say: Liverpool 3-0 Derby County

Betting Tips

  • Tip 1: Liverpool to Win
  • Tip 2: Goals: Over 2.5
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